ghost wall review.

“Lights blind you; there’s a lot you miss by gathering at the fireside.” TW: abuse Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss is a dark and powerful novella filled with nature, perseverance, history, and shattering perspectives.  Silvie spends two weeks of summer with her parents in the North of England, attempting to live like Iron Age Britons. […]

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the lesser bohemians review.

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride is a challenging read. Its structure is difficult to power through, almost entirely fragments/stream of consciousness, and forced me to re-read the majority of the book. It is a book filled with raw honesty about first-time love, but that seems to be the only true focus during the story. […]

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the secret history review.

This story has easily become one of my favorite books of all time. That’s how good it is. When I finally finished it, I was taken aback. I never wanted the world of The Secret History to end. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. Once again, I have fallen in […]

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autumn review.

Autumn by Ali Smith is the story of Daniel and Elisabeth and how their worlds intertwine. Daniel is 101-years-old. Elisabeth is a young woman. The setting is the United Kingdom and navigates the time directly during/after Brexit. “She likes to read, she reads all the time, and she prefers to be reading several things at […]

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the seven or eight deaths of stella fortuna review.

A stunning story with a rich Italian history. The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames was a true treat. The story is a fictionalized account of two sisters who are alive today, Stella and Tina, written by a family member. “This is the story of Mariastella Fortuna the Second, called Stella, […]

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where the crawdads sing review.

A beautiful heartbreak. That’s the best way I would describe this novel. This story has left many people divided on the side of absolutely hating it and not finishing it, or falling in love with it. I am the latter. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens is a story set during the 60s and […]

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the goldfinch review.

This book has been on my radar for months and finally one day I decided to get it. I had extremely unrealistic expectations that I could knock out this book in a few weeks. Oh, was I wrong. Throw in moving to a different state, starting a new job, and life in general. It took […]

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