My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell From Goodreads 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual … Continue reading Book review: My Dark Vanessa
The Midnight Dance by Nikki Katz From Goodreads Seventeen-year-old Penny is a lead dancer at the Grande Teatro, a finishing school where she and eleven other young women are training to become the finest ballerinas in Italy. Tucked deep into the woods, the school is overseen by the mysterious and handsome young Master who keeps … Continue reading My first one star review: The Midnight Dance
Hello, everyone! Because I suck at reviewing, have barely written a full review in what feels like months, and have a backlog of reviews dozens of books long, I thought I’d start doing periodic mini reviews of the books I have yet to review. If, while writing these reviews, I have a lot to say, … Continue reading First third mini reviews
Hi, friends and fellow book lovers. I never wrote a March wrap-up because I took a mini, unannounced hiatus at the end of March. Some things happened near the end of March, and it seemed weird to discuss them at that time, so I figured I'd put my March and April wrap-ups together. I'll get … Continue reading March + April wrap-up!
Hello everyone, I hope all is well! Today I'm reviewing three non-fiction books I read recently: Hunger by Roxane Gay, Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer, and Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot. Hunger: a memoir of (my) body by Roxane Gay: 5 stars I cannot say enough good things about this book. I … Continue reading Three non-fiction mini reviews
The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World by Melinda Gates From Goodreads For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission. Her goal, as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has been to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this … Continue reading Book review: The Moment of Lift
Sabrina by Nick Drnaso From Goodreads When Sabrina disappears, an airman in the U.S. Air Force is drawn into a web of suppositions, wild theories, and outright lies. He reports to work every night in a bare, sterile fortress that serves as no protection from a situation that threatens the sanity of Teddy, his childhood … Continue reading Book review: Sabrina
The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien Paraphrased from Goodreads Maude Julien’s childhood was defined by the iron grip of her father, who was convinced his daughter was destined for great deeds. His plan began when he adopted Maude’s mother and indoctrinated her with his esoteric ideals. Her mission was to give him … Continue reading Mini review: The Only Girl in the World
Hi, friends! February is over, so it's time for my February wrap-up. Books Read The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien: 4.5 stars Vita Nostra by the Dyachenkos: 4 stars Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer: 3.5 stars Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot: 4 stars Sabrina by Nick Drnaso: 4.5 … Continue reading February wrap-up!
Happy Friday, gals and pals! This is very late. BUT I never write reviews anymore. Or I often don't write reviews. And I wanted to share my thoughts on the books I read in 2019 because I read quite a few books I want to talk about. So, here are one or two lines about … Continue reading Reviewing every book I read in 2019
AKA me being very, very late with my reviews. Hello, gals and pals! Happy Valentines Day! In the spirit of love, today I have some more mini reviews for you, this time of three five-star books that I loved. I often struggle to write these types of reviews because I don't have much more to … Continue reading Mini reviews of some books I’ve loved recently
Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney From Goodreads Frances is twenty-one years old, cool-headed, and darkly observant. A college student and aspiring writer, she devotes herself to a life of the mind--and to the beautiful and endlessly self-possessed Bobbi, her best friend and comrade-in-arms. Lovers at school, the two young women now perform spoken-word poetry … Continue reading Book review: Conversations with Friends