Mystery/Thriller

Leave the World Behind

This is the fourth book I’m getting to on the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 longlist! In all honesty, this is one of the books on the longlist that was lowest on my “interested in reading” list. I had “meh” feelings about the synopsis and even though the reviews I’ve seen have all been quite… Continue reading Leave the World Behind

Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller · Speculative

Catherine House

My interest in the genre of dark academia, and in fact my knowledge of that as a sub-genre of its own in the first place, is totally due to @kiara.in.the.stacks. So, shout out to her! But for real, I am really feeling this dark academia vibe. I have read The Secret History, which was good… Continue reading Catherine House

Historical Fiction · Mystery/Thriller

The Confessions of Frannie Langton

As I was looking for a book that would fit The Reading Women Challenge 2020 prompt #1, an author from Caribbean or India, I remembered this novel that a few of the Caribbean-based bookstagrammers I follow (particularly Cindy at @bookofcinz) had talked about last year when it came out. It sounded pretty interesting and really… Continue reading The Confessions of Frannie Langton