Book Review | Dear Edward

I’m not sure what made me pick up Dear Edward. I don’t like to read a lot of family dramas – not because I don’t like them, but because they can be kind of depressing. But Dear Edward seemed like something different. I hadn’t heard much about it, but what I did was great. So, […]

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Book Review | The Goldfinch

I put off reading The Goldfinch for years. It’s a pretty intimidating book: nearly eight-hundred pages and the winner of the Pulitzer Prize (which are usually hit-or-miss for me). I also didn’t love Donna Tartt’s The Secret History (it was good, just wasn’t a favorite for me). So I was skeptical when it came to […]

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Book Review | Normal People

Every once in a while, I come across a book that changes my perception of what literature can be. A book that isn’t written in the way we’re used to books being written, but still work. Sally Rooney’s Normal People is one of those books. (All reviews are spoiler-free unless otherwise noted.) Synopsis (From Goodreads) […]

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Book Review | The Porpoise

You probably already know I’m a pretty big fan of weird fiction. But I did not know what I was getting into with Mark Haddon’s newest novel, The Porpoise. To be fair, I hadn’t read any of Haddon’s books before this one (no, I still haven’t read The Curious Case of the Dog in the […]

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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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