Norwegian Wood // Haruki Murakami

Norwegian Wood was my first Murakami, and I’ve heard it’s a good place to start, especially for us readers who prefer contemporary over fantasy.  Plus, in an interview with Timothée Chalamet, Harry Styles named it as his desert island book, so I was sure I picked a good one (and you can’t argue that logic!!). […]

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The Sellout // Paul Beatty

The Sellout had me thinking (and laughing) from the first page.  I originally wanted to read this one because I was seeking something somewhat political with sarcastic undertones, and The Sellout definitely fits that description.  The prologue absolutely sucked me in, and though I found the rest of the book lacking that sort of charm, […]

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On My Nightstand: November 2018

November never fails to be a stressful month.  Despite a nice, long Thanksgiving weekend, there’s always plenty of studying to do and papers to write.  Nonetheless, I’m really hoping to get some reading done this month.  Technically, I’ve put myself on a book-buying ban until I finish up all of my unread books, but as […]

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Current Reads: October 22, 2018

Remember when I used to read one book at a time?  Ha, me neither.  We’re officially halfway through the semester, and I’m always reading at least four books at time (two or three if I’m lucky, but more often than not it’s five).  Right now, I’m switching between Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, The […]

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One Year

One year ago today, I started Hannah and Her Books on a complete whim.  I’d been toying around with the idea of starting a book blog for a while.  I had a “booklr” the summer between my freshmen and sophomore years of high school, but that only lasted a few months before I grew tired […]

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Mohsin Hamid: October 3, 2018

Mohsin Hamid, the author of Exit West, came to my hometown last week for a book discussion and signing.  When I first read the book back in February, I enjoyed it but I wasn’t the biggest fan; I felt like it was missing something.  However, after hearing Hamid speak about Exit West, his latest novel, […]

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