2017 releases · fiction

How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

A close-knit destitute Indian family suddenly comes into a lot of money. I saw this book over on Ariel Bissett's channel (I love her videos by the way, she has this awesome energy and talks about fantastic books in a fantastic way, so you should subscribe now) and it immediately peaked my interest so I instantly… Continue reading How Money Ruins Everything: Ghachar Ghochar by Vivek Shanbhag Review

2017 releases · fiction

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Sometimes, a book just clicks with you.  I got approved on Netgalley for this book long before it started getting so much buzz, before it's nomination for the BAILEYS Women's Prize for Fiction . However, it sat on my Kindle for a while, because I had a tone of other ARCs waiting. But I finally picked it… Continue reading Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

2017 releases · fiction

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)

Let's preface this by saying that I don't really like Shakespeare.  Yes, sad to say it, but not a big fan of Shakespeare. What I mean by this is that I have never actually enjoyed any of his plays. Ever. I find the characters entirely flat and I have trouble rationalizing and justifying their actions.… Continue reading New Boy by Tracy Chevalier (Hogarth Shakespeare Series)

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Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter 

I kind of cried when I've finished this. If you watch Jen Campbell on Youtube (if not, you should!), you probably heard about this book! Jen raves about it, and it's very well deserved. I wanted to read it for ages, and I finally got it recently and decided to read it immediately. And I… Continue reading Grief is the Thing With Feathers by Max Porter 

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A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

It's been awhile since I was completely immersed in a book. It takes a lot for me to be completely in love with a novel. I tend to love a book, but I am not truly in it. I am not fully immersed or engaged. However, A Visit From the Goon Squad had me from the beginning.… Continue reading A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

2017 releases · fiction

Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

I heard a lot about Claire Fuller's previous work, mainly Our Endless Numbered Days, so I had to check this one out as soon as I read the premise. This book is centered around a family and it explores the relationship between the husband and the wife of that family. The wife, Ingrid, is presumably dead,… Continue reading Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller

fiction · mental health · YA

It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

I've been wanting to read this book for so long, but I just couldn't get around to it, but I finally picked it up and I am so glad that I did. This book is about a fifteen year old boy named Craig who is having certain mental difficulties. He lives in New York and he got… Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini