The Kiss Quotient // Helen Hoang

A romance novel with depth and decent writing?  Welcome to 2019!  Though I never read romance, I’m currently in a rom-com kick, and The Kiss Quotient grew too buzzed for me to ignore.  As an #OwnVoices story, author Helen Hoang writes herself into Stella Lane, our heroine, a thirty-year-old mathematician whose Asperger’s makes it difficult […]

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Romantic Comedies on My TBR

Romantic comedies and swoon-worthy contemporary romance is all the rage right now!  Like the follower that I am, I can’t resist a good trend, especially in the summertime when I crave those easy, breezy, read-in-a-day type books.  The five books I’ve listed here have come highly recommended by readers like me who almost never read […]

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The Immortalists // Chloe Benjamin

Chloe Benjamin’s The Immortalists is one of my favorite kinds of books: smart but readable, thought-provoking but easy to follow.  It tells the story of the four Gold children–scholarly Varya, caretaker Daniel, mystical Klara, and baby Simon–after they visit a fortune teller in their youth who predicts the day they will die.  I absolutely whipped […]

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Dept. of Speculation // Jenny Offill

I read Dept. of Speculation in one sitting, absolutely unable to put down Offill’s sparkling spare prose.  If I hadn’t borrowed my copy from the library, I would have underlined basically the entire novel; Offill writes through a remarkably keen perspective.  Dept. of Speculation is the kind of novel you want to sit and clutch […]

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George Saunders: April 18, 2019

As Lincoln in the Bardo is one of my new favorite novels, I was immensely pleased to hear that its author George Saunders would be making the trek to my hometown for a book talk and signing this month.  It’s not every day you get to hear a Booker Prize winner speak! Saunders began the […]

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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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