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Discussion: The YA versus Adult Debate

The age old question: YA or Adult Fiction? Recently, I came across something on Twitter and it got me thinking. There was someone (I really don't know who, and it's not really important) who said that they read YA for diversity and that adult fiction is only "white men cheating". So I'd like to put… Continue reading Discussion: The YA versus Adult Debate

2017 releases · fiction

Weird Structures, Death and a President: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

Truly a book that hasn't been done before.  I find that I am rarely surprised and in awe of a book. Ever since my reading tastes have expanded and since I read so much more, I am rarely taken aback with what an author can do. It's difficult to find a voice that completely stands… Continue reading Weird Structures, Death and a President: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

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Suburban Drama, Darkness and Spectacular Female Characters: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Can we make suburban drama a genre, please? I have talked and talked about how much I love small town books. Given the fact that suburbia is a small town in itself, I was bound to like this. I just wasn't prepared for how much I was going to like it. I knew nothing about… Continue reading Suburban Drama, Darkness and Spectacular Female Characters: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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Alaska and Quietness: The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock Review

The lives of four teenagers in 1970s Alaska become entangled.  I have seen this book pop up from time to time in the bookish community in the past year. As always, what drew me to it is not the story itself, but the title. I tend to verge towards books with interesting titles. And that title! I… Continue reading Alaska and Quietness: The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock Review

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