Review Tag

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 / 05.12.2020

I have been a Kaur fan since Milk and Honey; a collection that put my millennial insecurities to rest in a way that I could find in the pages of Dorothy Parker or the Bronte’s. Kaur has done wonders for taking me down the dark and dingy places of my heart and body, where I leave the trash. Where I have shut the door and thrown the key away. She healed with her collections: Milk and Honey, and then The Sun and Her Flowers. So yes, I was seeking some therapeutic consolation out of home body....

Books, Highlights / 29.11.2020

This book found me after it won the Booker. You might call me a sheep for following Shuggie Bain only as after it was shortlisted… but what can a girl do? Lately, there have been many books baying for my attention and, honestly, I’m glad I listed to the hype around this particular title because it is an absolute revelation. It has everything a reader could ask for in a novel. ...

Books / 03.03.2016

So while wading through the Gone Girl-replicas that take occupancy on my bookshelf, the ones that tap into the market of ‘bat-shit-insane-female-crime-thrillers’ – all of which have a movie shoe-in, I found this beauty. It is a beauty: great jacket, quality paper, great page count....