Crazy Rich Asians // Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians is certainly not a book I would typically read (in fact, I never would have picked it up had I not loved the movie so darn much) but it was so much fun!  Kwan demonstrates a heavy focus on dialogue, so I absolutely flew through it.  Like a guilty-pleasure romcom, the plot […]

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On My Nightstand: April 2019

Another month, another nightstand!  There is nothing I love more than spending a few hours browsing a bookstore, espresso in hand.  Bad for the wallet but good for the soul!  A recent trip to Barnes & Noble brought these good reads my way. Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi I’ve never read Oyeyemi, which is a real […]

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Outline // Rachel Cusk

Outline took a hot minute to get into, but once I was in, I was hooked.  Unfortunately, I felt like I finally started to “get” it just in time for it to end, around the halfway point.  The second chunk went down much easier than the first; Outline is one of those novels where you […]

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Marlena // Julie Buntin

Julie Buntin’s Marlena was a nice surprise, far different from what I was expecting.  Unlike the bright coral of its cover, Buntin’s debut is a rather dark story, a heartbreaking commentary on drug addiction and the opioid epidemic illustrated by two teenage girls: inexperienced fifteen year-old Cat and her partner-in-crime, the illustrious Marlena, Cat’s seventeen […]

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On My Nightstand: March 2019

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of adventure exploring central Florida, leaving not too much time available for reading, but I’m hoping to get back on track this month, starting with these fantastic titles. Golden Child by Claire Adam Golden Child is one of the books I brought with me down to Florida […]

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Eileen // Ottessa Moshfegh

After My Year of Rest and Relaxation became one of my favorite reads of 2018, I was eager to pick up Eileen, Moshfegh’s debut novel, one that earned her an immense amount of praise and a spot on the Booker shortlist.  Though in the end I would say I prefer My Year of Rest and […]

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