My Favorite Books of 2018

In no particular order, here are some of the best books I read this year! The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne An emotional read, John Boyne’s The Heart’s Invisible Furies just about broke my heart while making me repeatedly laugh out loud.  More thoughts here. The Idiot by Elif Batuman Even months after reading […]

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2018 Bookshelf

I read 37 books in 2018, 17 of which were debut novels, and 30 written by women. Little Fires Everywhere, read beside the fireplace to ring in the new year // The Queen of Hearts, read in the sunroom with full view of the winter wonderland outside // Everything Here is Beautiful, read during a […]

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Christmas 2018 Book Haul

Unwrapping books is probably the most exciting part about Christmas morning (besides the cinnamon rolls!!).  Every year, I make sure to ask for the books I’m most impatient to read, to make Christmas that much more fun.  This year, I asked for a handful, and I must be on the nice list because Santa brought […]

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Asymmetry // Lisa Halliday

Asymmetry seems to be finding its way onto every year-end best-of list, including The New Yorker as well as The New York Times, among countless others.  With Asymmetry, what begins as a toxic love story transforms into a thematically-layered novel about the imbalances of our lives, from age to privilege, told with a unique structure […]

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Three Lives & Company, New York

Try to find an image for “cozy bookstore” and it’s likely that Three Lives & Co. is the top result.  “Cozy” may be a nice term for small, which Three Lives certainly is, but it’s also quiet and wonderfully curated, which, together, create a perfect browsing atmosphere.  It may not be the best place to […]

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New People // Danzy Senna

Unconventional and ambitious, New People by Danzy Senna is exceptionally written, though I came away from it feeling very underwhelmed.  I love a short book as much as the next reader, and I usually don’t face any issues regarding length, but in this case, New People needed to be longer.  Its plot felt incomplete, its […]

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