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Books, Featured, Highlights / 10.01.2021

Humankind’s subtitle of ‘A Hopeful History’ is, I feel, entirely well deserved. 2020 was a year populated with nine-times-out-of-ten negative news and a really noticeable uptick in doomscrolling and, for a book to release during the stretch of time that’s a watershed of positivity about human history, is refreshing in a way that non-fiction books sometimes fail to be....

Books, Featured, Highlights / 03.01.2021

  As you have guessed, I have done some epic reading during this pandemic. What with the mixture of ‘missing’ social interaction and the publication of some epic books, can you really blame me? However, up front: Leave the World Behind isn’t great for pandemic anxiety, so please take that into consideration.   About the Book: A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong Amanda and Clay head out to a remote corner of Long Island expecting a vacation: a quiet reprieve from life in New York City, quality time with their...

Books, Featured, Highlights / 27.12.2020

I lost my Sue Miller virginity with this title and, as publishers and reviewers boasted that this novel would be her breakthrough into the mainstream, who wouldn’t be excited to dip their toes into these review waters? There is nothing more comforting than a family-drama read that isn’t draped in literary devices to confuse the reader....

Books, Featured, Highlights / 12.12.2020

  I’ve spent a few days thinking about what type of content I wanted to put on here and if I’m honest I want this blog to be a book-and-life diary for those looking for something new to delve into (be it food or books); or for those who have something in common with me. And, if you know me well enough, then you also know that I love making lists — and this post is one of those: A list of books that changed my life. Honestly, it’s a list that didn’t take me long at all to come up...