ALC · Mystery/Thriller


I don't usually read thrillers, a trend that is probably pretty obvious if you even cursorily follow my reviews, but I was intrigued by this one that made the National Book Award longlist. It's not really that common, at least in my recreational following of the award, for a book categorized as a "thriller" to… Continue reading Shutter

SciFi · Short Stories

The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer

This is a super eye-catching cover, with the bright white and gold, and a title that really makes any book nerd really want to see more of what it's about. I had read a few reviews that said this was, at some points, a bit hard to follow (for various reasons), so I waited until I was… Continue reading The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer

ARC · Contemporary Literature · Mystery/Thriller

Portrait of a Thief

I, like many (I am sure), do love a heist movie. There is something so satisfyingly escapist about them and I revisit classics like Ocean's 11 and The Italian Job any time I'm looking for a comfort watch. Plus, I am a *huge* fan of the entire Fast and Furious franchise, #sorrynotsorry. (Which, after reading the Acknowledgements, it seems I have that… Continue reading Portrait of a Thief

Contemporary Literature

The Reckless Oath We Made

My very first ever book that I posted a review of on this blog was Greenwood's novel All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. It was (is) a pretty controversial read, but it emotionally devastated me. And, as my first review, I really did not have the frame of reference or general practice in critically thinking about what… Continue reading The Reckless Oath We Made

Contemporary Literature

A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself

My 11th Aspen Words 2022 Longlist read. And it was such a short one! Which was an especially stark contrast considering that this was the first one I picked up after The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois, which was the longest by far. This was also a jarring choice due to the content, in the context of the current legislative/judicial… Continue reading A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself