We Need To Talk About Bookworm Shaming

To my friends and family, I've always tried to paint the picture of Bookstagram as some paradise corner of the internet where people are amiable and accepting of everyone. It's that perfect online community where people don't argue or fight. That's a lie, though. Bookstagram is far from perfect. I've tried to glorify the image … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Bookworm Shaming

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Not The Greatest List of Romance Novels

I'll be upfront about this: I'm not much of a romance reader. I enjoy it if it's an aspect of the story but not central to the book. So here are some purely romance reads that I actually loved! The Ramblers by Aidan Donnelley Rowley This is one of my all-time favorite comfort reads. Pick … Continue reading Not The Greatest List of Romance Novels

Book Review: BITTER ORANGE by Claire Fuller

BITTER ORANGE by Claire Fuller 3/5 Claire Fuller's third novel, BITTER ORANGE, is psychological narrative that takes place on a dilapidated English countryside estate. Like her debut novel, OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS, her latest is an atmospheric story with a remote setting that builds a sense of claustrophobia. Frances Jellico is on her deathbed, her … Continue reading Book Review: BITTER ORANGE by Claire Fuller

Book Review: IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD by Genki Kawamura

IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD by Genki Kawamura, translated by Eric Selland 5/5 "Cats and humans have been partners for over ten thousand years. And what you realize when you've lived with a cat for a long time is that we may think we own them, but that's not the way it is. They … Continue reading Book Review: IF CATS DISAPPEARED FROM THE WORLD by Genki Kawamura

Book Review: The Road Through The Wall by Shirley Jackson

THE ROAD THROUGH THE WALL by Shirley Jackson 4/5 Set in Cabrillo, a fictional suburb in San Francisco, Shirley Jakcson's THE ROAD THROUGH THE WALL is a superb first novel that transforms a seemingly peaceful neighborhood into the ugly manifestation of cruel human nature. Taking place during the summer of 1936, just as the children … Continue reading Book Review: The Road Through The Wall by Shirley Jackson

Book Review: CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS by Sally Rooney

CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS by Sally Rooney 3/5 My experience with CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS has left a weird taste in my mouth. The story was not what I expected, but I moved on from that quite quickly and took it for what it was. Naturally, affected by the rosy praise surrounding this novel, I really wanted … Continue reading Book Review: CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS by Sally Rooney

Book Review: FRENCH EXIT by Patrick deWitt

FRENCH EXIT by Patrick deWitt 4/5 Like the term 'ghosting', 'French exit' refers to leaving abruptly without saying goodbye. A mother-son duo spark the languid momentum of Patrick deWitt's latest tragi-comedy; Frances Price is an infamous Manhattan socialite who flees to Paris with her son Matthew. Frances, who is quite cold by nature, is informed … Continue reading Book Review: FRENCH EXIT by Patrick deWitt

Book Review: EVERYTHING UNDER by Daisy Johnson

EVERYTHING UNDER by Daisy Johnson ⭐️⭐️.5 "The places we are born come back to us." If you look through my copy of EVERYTHING UNDER you'll come across many sentences underlined in pencil. Johnson's writing style is beautiful, lyrical, but it presents a story that's murky at best and unsure of itself. I was completely unaware … Continue reading Book Review: EVERYTHING UNDER by Daisy Johnson

Book Review: SO LUCKY by Nicola Griffith

SO LUCKY by Nicola Griffith 4/5 ⭐️ SO LUCKY by Nicola Griffith is an autobiographical fiction about the drastic changes in one woman’s life after getting diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. "A movement made a hundred times before, a thousand times before, except this time, instead of muscle and nerve performing their everyday miracle of coordination, I … Continue reading Book Review: SO LUCKY by Nicola Griffith