Summertime Blues, Book Ruts and More- August/Almost September Update

Hello there. I have been actively reading both on and off of wordpress for the past two months or so, but have failed to post since July. Unfortunately I don't have any excuses, other than not feeling inspired and feeling the need to focus on other things off of the internet. However, I'm now feeling … Continue reading Summertime Blues, Book Ruts and More- August/Almost September Update

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June Wrap-Up and July TBR

Hello there. June has been a great month for reading. In addition to A Man Called Ove, Florida, and Marrow Island, I also finally finished A Confederacy of Dunces and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. These were both immensely enjoyable for different reasons, and I would recommend them both- Confederacy if you … Continue reading June Wrap-Up and July TBR

June Book Review #3: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, Atria Books, 2012, 337 pages This book shouldn’t have worked. The premise felt overdone and in previous iterations ended up feeling hollow. However, Backman’s pursuit of creating an outwardly cranky old man with a secret heart of gold is one that will stay with me for a long … Continue reading June Book Review #3: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

June Book Review #2: Florida by Lauren Groff

"Florida" by Lauren Groff, 288 pages, Riverhead Books Short story collections feel like runway collections: they need to be cohesive yet stay away from repetition, and they need to leave the reader (or runway watcher) feeling satisfied. Florida utilizes the natural landscape of Florida as well as a similar narrator in each story to create … Continue reading June Book Review #2: Florida by Lauren Groff

June Book Review #1: Marrow Island by Alexis Smith

June 2016, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 244 pages Alexis Smith's Marrow Island tracks the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest and the impact of a personal loss on Lucie, Marrow Island's central character. The novel toggles between the present and two years previous, but both time periods take place after the disaster. Lucie, … Continue reading June Book Review #1: Marrow Island by Alexis Smith

My First Book Review: Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead

Simon & Schuster, 2018, 337 pages Laura & Emma started off slowly, and remained this way for the entirety of the novel. This deliberate choice of pacing allowed Greathead to delve into the complicated and ever-shifting relationship between Laura and her daughter Emma, Laura and her own mother, and most importantly Laura and herself. The … Continue reading My First Book Review: Laura & Emma by Kate Greathead