Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

Sasha Masha

I hadn't heard of this book at all until it was one of the ALC options from Libro.fm a month or so ago. And just this week I was looking for something nice and short to listen to and this fit what I was looking for exactly right.  Sasha Masha by Agnes Borinsky "'I think… Continue reading Sasha Masha

Contemporary Literature · Romance

Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Alright, I read Get a Life, Chloe Brown last year (ish) and fell just as much in love with Hibbert’s writing as it seems the whole world has. It’s so freaking smart and sarcastic, which is my personal favorite combination for communication. Plus, it was just really refreshing, as far a diversity of romance leads… Continue reading Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction · Magical Realism

The Thirty Names of Night

I read Joukhadar's first novel, The Map of Salt and Stars, a few years ago and LOVED IT. It made my Top Ten Reads of 2019 list, actually. So, I was freaking PSYCHED to see his second novel get published. And, this cover is gorgeous. That's about all I have to say about this "I knew… Continue reading The Thirty Names of Night

Contemporary Literature · Short Stories

The Office of Historical Corrections

My 10th Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 longlist read! I’m two thirds of the way there – maybe I will actually make it! Anyways, this one was amaze-balls. As per usual, here's a quick note with reactions for each story, and the closing novella of course, with some final thoughts to wrap it up. The… Continue reading The Office of Historical Corrections

Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction

The Vanishing Half

I read The Mothers a few years ago and generally enjoyed and was impressed by the debut. Bennett did a wonderful job writing real, flawed, “regular people” characters in a genuine and interesting way. So, I definitely knew that I’d look into whatever she wrote next. And then The Vanishing Half came out this past… Continue reading The Vanishing Half