It may be a few days past Halloween, but I'm still holding on for a bit longer. A few weeks ago my cousin recommended reading Practical Magic, by Alice Hoffman. Last year I watched the movie for the first time with my mom. The movie was adorable and perfect for Halloween. I never realized that … Continue reading practical magic review.
“I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” I have finally found THE classic book. Jane Eyre has stolen my heart. How could I not fall in love with a story of a strong and independent female protagonist? I could delve into the whole … Continue reading jane eyre review.
TW for the book itself: suicide, abuse, sexual assault The beginning I know for sure. Once upon a time, My father went to the Levitation Center. I also know the next part: and he never came back. As a devout reader of Lit Hub, and a fan of Emily Temple's writing from there, I knew … Continue reading the lightness review.
I went into this book expecting a story about family and love, but oh man did I get so much more than that. Kindness that is nothing special is the rarest and most honest. Idaho, by Emily Ruskovich is a mystery novel that begins with the love story of Ann and Wade. They've built themselves … Continue reading Idaho review.
“Why did people ask "What is it about?" as if a novel had to be about only one thing.” The quote above is the ultimate summary of this book. Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a multitude of things. Race, immigration, politics, relationships, a journey to America, a journey home to Nigeria, and a love … Continue reading americanah review.
Everything felt either rigidly compartmentalized or limitless. [First and foremost, thank you to Tin House Books for the Advanced Copy received through NetGalley.] This book is out July 7th, 2020! Natalie Bakopoulos is a master of nostalgic writing. Scorpionfish is a dreamy and engaging novel of time in between larger moments, and the relationships we … Continue reading scorpionfish review.
I spent a lot of time contemplating how to write this blog post. I've been stuck on being extremely worried about speaking out of turn, or offending people with differing views. Then I realized that's the whole point of this. By not speaking out, I'm not allowing change to happen. It starts with conversations, questions, … Continue reading white fragility review.
For so long I've been fighting my way toward what I imagine is light, but I'm beginning to wonder what's on the other side. I have been a fan of Stephanie Danler since I read her first novel, Sweetbitter, back in college. Her writing is electric. I was drawn to her style of storytelling that … Continue reading stray review.
I know what nothing means, and keep playing on. A book you may recognize if you watched season 2 of You: Play It As It Lays by THE Joan Didion is a masterpiece. It was a fairly quick read, but the content was heavy. The story is set in the 1960s and involves a lot … Continue reading play it as it lays review.
Nothing promises revival like a fairy tale. What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine was a completely refreshing read for me. I haven't read a fantasy/magical realism book in a long time. Either the Harry Potter series or the Inkworld series were the last fantasy stories I indulged in. I was probably in the 8th … Continue reading what should be wild review.