Category Archives: Literary Fiction

Don’t Cry for Me by Daniel Black – a Book Review

Let me preface this review by stating that as a white heterosexual female, I’m not exactly the target audience for this book, but I still found it to be quite possibly the most powerful and illuminating read of the year. … Continue reading

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The Push by Ashley Audrain – a Book Review

I thought about posting merely a series of GIFs exhibiting various emotions as representative of my thoughts on this book. I guess I’ll give you a little bit more than that. But, for the record, my search for said GIFs … Continue reading

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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller – a Book Review

Let me start this review by stating I love what Madeline Miller does. There’s a relatively new push in the entertainment industry to take classic stories of good versus evil, hero versus villain, and add layers of complexity where there … Continue reading

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All’s Well by Mona Awad – a Book Review

I would say the power of a book lies in whether or not it delivers to a reader a simple story or a true reading experience. I’m not necessarily saying one or the other is a good or a bad … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett – a Book Review

Well, it’s positively shameful that my last review was posted in February. Frankly, I’m so far behind on reviews not sure how I will catch up, but my next few may be pretty short. I have still been reading, but … Continue reading

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath – a Very Different Kind of Book Review

Every now and then, there’s a story behind the story. Fiction is a veil cast over a haunting reality. Many authors’ own lives were as intriguing and sometimes heartbreaking as the tales they wove into the tapestry of literary canon. … Continue reading

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The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell – a Book Review

No matter your taste in books, I could probably recommend a Mary Doria Russell book to you that you would love. The Sparrow is my favorite science fiction book, but this badass woman with the fiercest intellect around can write … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Monsters by Willa C. Richards – a Book Review

I’m so torn on this book that I went to goodreads first to get a gauge of what other readers thought of it before putting my thoughts together. I’ve come to the conclusion that readers either love or hate this … Continue reading

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The Secret Keeper of Jaipur by Alka Joshi – A Book Review

The Secret Keeper of Jaipur is Alka Joshi’s followup to her stunning novel, The Henna Artist. I will try to do this review without giving spoilers for either novel. I will recommend that readers do read The Henna Artist first, … Continue reading

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Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi – a Book Review

Yeah… I have no idea how to properly review this book. I’m not even sure I 100% understood it, to be honest. All I can say is I will do my best. Synopsis When Otto and Xavier take a non-honeymoon … Continue reading

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