Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

Girls Burn Brighter is the dark, harrowing, and (occasionally) hopeful story of Poornima and Savitha, two girls who become best friends in a village in rural India. When a violent act causes Savitha to leave the village, Poornima sets out a quest to find her. This leads her to some very dark places; eventually, she... Continue Reading →

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

We Are Okay is a slow, lush, sad, beautiful book. After her grandfather dies, Marin flees her home of San Francisco for college in upstate New York. She leaves everything behind: her home, her possessions, her best friend Mabel and her family. She is a young woman starting over in a new place, completely alone... Continue Reading →

The Mountain by Paul Yoon

I'm starting to think audio is just not the format for me for short stories, because this is the third story collection I've read on audio and been thoroughly underwhelmed by. I loved Paul Yoon's first story collection, Once the Shore, but I found this one hard to access. The stories in this collection range... Continue Reading →

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

I am so baffled by this book! I picked it up knowing absolutely nothing about it, because I'm on a short audiobooks kick, and have been listening to lots of books under 6 hours. I stumbled across this one while browsing around Hoopla and figured, why not? Then I discovered that it is apparently super... Continue Reading →

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

This book has gotten a lot of hype, which is the sort of thing I tend to ignore, but it's also right up my alley: a book about fairytales. Seventeen year old Alice has lived a vagrant existence with her mother all her life, never staying in one place for long, always running from the... Continue Reading →

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