The Rules Do Not Apply by Ariel Levy

I had mixed feelings about this book. Unfortunately, the more I read, the more my enjoyment of it dwindled. By the time I finished it, I was mostly frustrated. Levy's memoir is both about her career as a writer, her first marriage, and her experience with pregnancy. In the first half of the book, Levy... Continue Reading →

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

This may sound like a strange comparison, but the brilliance of this book--and the reasons that I loved it so much--reminded me of Adam Silvera's History is All You Left Me. Though entirely different, both novels are perfectly structured: flawless beauties crafted with a finesse that shimmers. But both were so compelling to me because,... Continue Reading →

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

After hearing so much about this book, I was prepared to be disappointed. I was not. Strange, constantly shifting, aways surprising, at turns shocking, baffling, heartbreaking. Saunders turns the world on its head, and yet manages to remain grounded in reality. Once I fell under the spell of his graveyard world of ghosts and not-quite... Continue Reading →

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

I wanted to like this book, because the audio was absolutely fantastic. Robin Miles (as always) was on fire, and I think that's why I stuck with it through to the end. But, the story itself felt a bit clunky, and though the climax was both heartbreaking and dramatic, it never felt like it all... Continue Reading →

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