Book Review | Talent

I have a problem. I cannot resist books about books or writers. Literary literary fiction always catches my eye, and Juliet Lapidos’s debut novel, Talent was no exception. Unfortunately, this book fell short of my expectations (which honestly weren’t that high to begin with). (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) Anna Brisker […]

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Book Review | Less

I am always intrigued by award winning books. I’m interested to know what about them was special enough to make them stand out. Was it the story? Was the writing particularly amazing? I need to know. Unsurprisingly, I don’t love every single award-winning book I’ve ever read. But that doesn’t make me want to read […]

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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 Immortalists

If The Immortalists is any indication, 2018 is definitely going to be a fantastic year for books. Chloe Benjamin’s sophomore novel was one of my favorite reads of the year (even though it’s technically a 2018 release). I guess I’m kind of spoiling the whole review, but I don’t care, because this book is amazing, and […]

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Book Review | Green

If you’re looking for a new release to add to your January TBR, I’ve got a good one. Sam Graham-Felsen’s debut novel Green is a really great coming-of-age novel that addresses race and privilege in America. I honestly wasn’t quite sure what to expect going into this book, but I ended up loving it, which was […]

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Book Review | These Violent Delights

These violent delights have violent ends. I picked up Victoria Namkung’s These Violent Delights for two reasons: 1. the title (mostly because of Westworld, but it did originate from Shakespeare), and 2. ever since reading The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis and Hunger by Roxane Gay, I’ve been wanting to read more literature that explores the topic […]

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Book Review | Little Fires Everywhere

Earlier this year, on the recommendation of my cousin, I read Celeste Ng’s debut novel, Everything I Never Told You. And I absolutely loved it. It is easily one of my favorite books of the year. So it’s probably not all that surprising that I flew through Ng’s newest book, Little Fires Everywhere, the second I got my […]

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