Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

The title is what first caught my attention about this book. For real, what a great title! I feel like you can't tell me that you wouldn't at least be interested in reading a blurb to find out more about it. Which is exactly what happened to me. I held off for a minute after… Continue reading Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Contemporary Literature · Romance

The Love Hypothesis

It seems that, with all the house projects we have going on (we just moved into a home in the historic district of our town, so it's over 100 years old and we are so excited to be there, but goodness it's a lot of time/effort right now), light and fast and escapist reads are… Continue reading The Love Hypothesis

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