Book Review | Unbury Carol

No, I haven’t read Bird Box. But Josh Malerman’s A House at the Bottom of a Lake was enough to make me a fan. And when I read the synopsis of his newest novel – Unbury Carol – I knew I had to read it. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) Carol Evers is a […]

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Book Review | Circe

I have always been a fan of mythology, especially in fiction. Whether it’s incorporated into epic sci-fi or a great historical novel, I am here for it. Naturally, I fell completely in love with Madeline Miller’s Song of Achilles when I read it a few years ago (after several readers recommended it). Her writing and stories […]

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Book Review | The Red Word

I really enjoyed Sarah Henstra’s debut novel, Mad Miss Mimic, and have been looking forward to reading more of her work. When I saw The Red Word, I was immediately curious. I find it interesting to read fictional explorations of rape culture. I think they’re important in contributing to change, and I find they usually make for […]

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Book Review | Freshwater

This year, I am working on reading more debut novels, more diverse books, and more own voices stories. Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater is all three (and more). I didn’t know too much about this book when I picked it up – to be honest, my decision was largely due to the cover – but it completely surprised […]

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Book Review | The Shadow Land

When I first started getting into adult books, Elizabeth Kostova was one of the authors who really cemented historical fiction as my favorite genre. There was a time when I pretty much read exclusively Kostova’s and Philippa Gregory’s books (Kostova has only published three to date – including this one – and you can only […]

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Book Review | All That’s Left to Tell

Today, I have a review Daniel Lowe’s debut novel, All That’s Left to Tell. It is a contemporary mystery that explores father-daughter relationships. I haven’t read many books centered around fathers and daughters, so I was definitely intrigued by this book. And while it ended up being completely different than I was expecting, I still think […]

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Book Review | The Animators

One of the genres I’ve been trying to read a bit more of is contemporary adult fiction. As I get older, I gain appreciation for literature about characters living and struggling and loving in the world I’m (at least somewhat) familiar with. I’d heard great reviews about The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker, so when I […]

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