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
The August (I know, I know, but I somehow overlooked it, so it's getting a very last review post) book theme for my long-distance book club was food. I have no idea where we came up with that, but it was a fun theme that prompted a lot of super awesome book suggestions! Plus, convenient,… Continue reading Delicious!
I have wanted to read this for so long! There’re so many books I say that about, but this is one I knew right away I wanted to read. I think the only Dominican author I’ve read is Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies) and while I thought it was amazing, it was… Continue reading Dominicana
I am not sure how it ended this book ended up on my TBR, as (to be honest) thrillers aren’t really a genre I read a lot of. However it got there, I was even more inclined to pick it up after seeing that Obama had put it on his list of favorite 2019 reads.… Continue reading American Spy
I read Dennis-Benn’s first novel, Here Comes the Sun, just over two years ago now. And while I’m terrible at remembering details from all the books I’ve read (which is actually part of why I started writing reviews in the first place), I do usually manage to hang onto feelings. And I know after I… Continue reading Patsy
This recent release was one of the most hyped I have ever experienced, and a number of people who’s reviews I really trust loved it. Not only that, but the premise really did sound fascinating. I had wanted to read it faster, but, as life goes, other books (and things) got in the way. And… Continue reading The Immortalists
This was one of those books that, as soon as it came out, everyone seemed to be reading and raving about. I saw it positively compared to a number of sweeping, epic and a little bit heartbreaking books (i.e. A Little Life, which I just read and loved). Seeing that, and having read a few… Continue reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies
I don’t know if this title was supposed to mean “here is a story about a little bit of life” or “here is the story of one small life” but honestly it doesn’t matter. Because either way, this is a story of a life that is nothing short of a masterpiece. This has been on… Continue reading A Little Life