Contemporary Literature · Historical Fiction · horror

Plain Bad Heroines

Despite seeing so many mixed reviews of this one, my “I’m looking for a spooky but not too scary October read” self decided it was a winner. Plus, thanks to Libro.fm’s ALC program, I had an audiobook of it on deck (convenient, since work this month has had me driving all over the state). Though… Continue reading Plain Bad Heroines

Contemporary Literature · Romance · SciFi

One Last Stop

I got there. I might be one of the last people in the world to read McQuiston's sophomore novel, but I got there. Does anyone else sometimes put off a book you know you're going to love, or at least strongly think you're going to love, because you don't want the reading experience to happen and… Continue reading One Last Stop

Contemporary Literature · Translations

The Housekeeper and the Professor

I've had this book on my shelf for years. A not insignificant number of years. And I don't know why, but every time I was looking for a new book to read, I'd pass it over. Maybe because it's just so small and I didn't notice it? Maybe because, despite everything good I'd heard about it, I… Continue reading The Housekeeper and the Professor

Contemporary Literature · Young Adult

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Funny story about how this one found its way onto my shelves. One of our major vices (if you will), nutritionally, is pop tarts. We eat a lot of them. If you are curious, my partner is a “brown sugar cinnamon” person. And I alternate between “chocolate chip cookie dough” and “unfrosted strawberry” (I know,… Continue reading Darius the Great Is Not Okay