Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin is a highly anticipated 2018 new release, that draws you in and doesn’t disappoint. In New York City, 1969, the Gold siblings have gotten word of a traveling psychic living on Hester street. This woman’s specialty is telling people the day that they will die. The four adolescent siblings sneakContinue reading “Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin”

Book Review: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Oh, my goodness, where do I begin with this book? The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill was the August book club selection at my local independent bookstore and it’s an amazing read. Every year, the people of the Protectorate offer the youngest baby to the witch that lives in the forest, inContinue reading “Book Review: The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill”

Audiobook Review: South on Highland by Liana Maeby

Here’s the thing about all those daily e-book deal emails, every once in a while one comes along that sounds interesting. That was the case when I saw South on Highland by Liana Maeby. I can’t recall what email I saw it in, but I thought: “This sounds like a good listen. Let’s see howContinue reading “Audiobook Review: South on Highland by Liana Maeby”

Book Review: The Goddesses by Swan Huntley

Let’s talk about marriage, cancer, karma, and the sins of the past. All themes of Swan Huntley’s sophomore novel, The Goddesses. Nancy Murphy and her family have moved to Kona, Hawaii from San Diego for a fresh start. Following her husband’s affair with a blonde named Shelly, they’ve seized the opportunity to move them andContinue reading “Book Review: The Goddesses by Swan Huntley”

Audiobook Review: Need by Joelle Charbonneau

Let’s think about what happens when a social network puts out the ultimate question to high school students: “What do you need?” Now, think back to what you thought you “needed” in high school, and imagine what you would have done to obtain it. Need by Joelle Charbonneau follows a group of students at NottawaContinue reading “Audiobook Review: Need by Joelle Charbonneau”

Book Review: Rabbit Cake by Annie Harnett

Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett, is the kind of book that I had to devour in marathon sessions, and then put down and say: “Wow, what did I just read?” Elvis Babbit is an eleven-year-old girl with a head for facts and a particular interest in zoology. She knows that most people think owls mean wisdom,Continue reading “Book Review: Rabbit Cake by Annie Harnett”

Audiobook Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty

So imagine that you’ve met the perfect guy. He’s considerate, he’s charming, he has a kid, he’s generally the whole package. There’s just one problem: he has a stalker, but you don’t actually mind that he has a stalker, because it makes your life more interesting. That’s the kind of thinking that frames Liane Moriarty’sContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty”

Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Every once in a while I read a book, and I think to myself, “Oh my god, what did I just read?” Sometimes it’s a good reaction, and sometimes it’s because I just spent a few hours trying to figure out when the plot turned left and I turned right! Sometimes, it’s simply a caseContinue reading “Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang”

Book Review: The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

Sometimes I swear that the 1950s are my happy place. Then I wake up and realize how 21st-Century-me would have probably been labeled insane. The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis is a book that makes this revelation abundantly clear while still telling a compelling narrative. The novel tells two stories linked by one central point: theContinue reading “Book Review: The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis”

Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Memory is one of those themes that has always intrigued me. How does it shape who we are and construct who we become?  What happens when you can’t remember? Or when memory starts to work differently? That’s what brought me to Yesterday by Felicia Yap, which can quickly be described as a less-extreme The Giver by LoisContinue reading “Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap”