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
Hi gals and pals! January lasted about 57 weeks but it is finally over! Books Read Fall on Your Knees by Anne-Marie MacDonald: four stars Wilder Girls by Rory Power: four stars The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline: four stars Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado: four stars Hunger by Roxane Gay: … Continue reading January wrap-up!
Hi friends! In 2019, I began listening to audiobooks and learned what I like in audiobooks and what works for me. I managed to listen to eight audiobooks, four of which were the Raven Cycle series, which I reviewed here! But today, I wanted to review the other four books I read, some of which … Continue reading 2019 mini audiobook reviews + what works for me in audiobooks
Hello, friends and foe! I have this issue where, even though this is a book blog, I never review the books I read. Often, it's because I don't have a ton to say other than "I really enjoyed this book and thought it was entertaining". So I have quite a long list of books I … Continue reading 2019 backlist mini reviews
The Flappers by Jillian Larkin Synopsis for Vixen (from Goodreads) Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over … Continue reading Series review: The Flappers
Hi gals and pals, Happy New Year! Hope 2020 brings lots of love and happiness and success into your lives 💕 Today is my final wrap-up post from 2019! A little late, but better late than never! Books Read The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield: 2.5 stars Not That Bad by Roxanne Gay: 5 stars A … Continue reading December wrap-up!
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen A seven-year-old girl puts a nail gun to her grandmother's neck and fires. An isolated incident, say the experts. The experts are wrong. Across the world, children are killing their families. Is violence contagious? As chilling murders by children grip the country, anthropologist Hesketh Lock has his own mystery to … Continue reading Book review: The Uninvited
Night Film by Marisha Pessl On a damp October night, 24-year-old Ashley Cordova is found dead in an abandoned warehouse in lower Manhattan. Though her death is ruled a suicide, veteran investigative journalist Scott McGrath suspects otherwise. As he probes the strange circumstances surrounding Ashley's life and death, McGrath comes face-to-face with the legacy of … Continue reading Book review: Night Film
Hi gals and pals, I hope all is well with you! Today is the last day of November and thus my November wrap-up. I also just wanted to say that I'll be doing a mini-hiatus in December. School has just been a bit overwhelming lately and I haven't been enjoying blogging as much because of … Continue reading November wrap-up + mini hiatus announcement
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See From Goodreads In their remote mountain village, Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. For the Akha people, ensconced in ritual and routine, life goes on as it has for generations—until a stranger appears at the village gate … Continue reading Book review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane
Happy Friday, y'all! Today I'm talking about the three books I've DNFed (did not finish) recently. I haven't been DNFing books lately because I've been reading books I was sure I would enjoy. But, recently, I've DNFed three books for various reasons, and thought I'd talk about those reasons today. A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine … Continue reading Three DNF Reviews
October has now ended which is scary because I've been putting off so many things until November and now I have to do them. Books Read The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib: 4 stars A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott: 5 (million) stars The Rest Of Us Just … Continue reading October wrap-up!