I have not read Jesmyn Ward’s National Book Award winning Salvage the Bones, but after reading Sing, Unburied, Sing I fully intend to. Part ghost story, part mystery, part southern odyssey Sing, Unburied, Sing is a searing portrait of a family that takes us through Mississippi’s past and present. I was struck first by the… Continue reading Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
The first pages of this novel gripped me. I haven’t read any of Whitehead’s work before and the first chapter showed me why he is so revered. He writes beautifully, masterfully. The Underground Railroad tackles a topic that is past but present in minds today as the struggle for black rights and equality continues. Just because… Continue reading The Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
What a quirky read! I loved it. Sourdough was one of my September picks for Book of the Month Club and I'm super glad I chose it! I had read Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore two or so years ago and I really enjoyed it. I thought it was heartfelt and funny. The cultural references were timely, if not… Continue reading Sourdough | Robin Sloan
This book left me breathless and full of hope, love and not without a small amount of sadness. It’s one of those books that is both heartbreaking and rejuvenating at once. It’s that time of year, or quickly approaching anyway, where I start to reflect on everything I’ve read this year and Little Fires Everywhere… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere | Celeste Ng
Hello bibliophiles! Sorry for the radio silence for the past month or so. I've been a busy bee and while I have had time to read I have not found much time to blog. So here we are, in early October (one of my favorite months of the year!) and I'm ready to get back… Continue reading October Hiatus
Greetings, Readers! This is a review that has been sitting in my drafts for two months. I forgot it was there! I read this back in August while I was on vacation, or shortly before that. Sorry for the delay! I keep reading books that I picked up initially due to the physicality of the… Continue reading Relief Map | Rosalie Knecht
It's another rainy day, here in New England, as Hurricane Jose skirts around the edge of the northeastern seaboard. Although I was expecting more rain. It's just a little drizzly for the time being. I'm enjoying one of my two days off this week. It's a little sad that it will mostly be spent in… Continue reading Blanched, Shocked, Skinned and Seeded?