Favorite Reads of 2017 (So Far)

Being that we have reached the halfway mark of the year, I figured I ought do a quick roundup of my favorite reads of the year. This list won’t be all literary fiction, of course (I’m not that much of a snob!) and it won’t include many of the year’s breakouts (I haven’t read them…

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Book Review: Miss Treadway and the Field of Stars

Sometimes, a novel will surprise you. That in and of itself isn’t really a surprise. What is a surprise is how the novel surprises you. Do you hate it when you thought you’d love it? Was it not as wonderful as you heard? Or was it better than your friends told you it was? And,…

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Book Review: Sweetbitter

  AKA: Navel-Gazing Ennui After finishing Sweetbitter and thinking on it for a while, I think I understand why there’s such a sharp divide in how people feel about it. People seem to absolutely love or loathe this book. I feel both feelings at the same time. There’s a lot of beauty in Sweetbitter. Danler…

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Book Review: A Small Indiscretion

A few months ago, I won a Goodreads Giveaway. I’d been waiting to read Jan Ellison’s”A Small Indiscretion” for months – it was simply something which kept getting pushed back to the back of my To Be Read list. So, I was excited when I won and pleased as I’d now move the book farther…

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Book Review: Three Novels

There’s this sort of subset of literary fiction I like to call “The Fucked Up Family Novel”. You know what I’m talking about. These are novels that were fucked up family dynamics are the centerpiece. The reasons for and results of those dynamics drives the narration. I’m not talking about the sort of novel that…

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Book Review: The Admissions

I’m not sure if I’ve recently read anything I’ve loved more fully than Meg Mitchell Moore’s The Admissions. As soon as I finished, I added her other work to my TBR list. I don’t want to give too much away regarding the story, because it’s really a treasure that should be discovered for itself, so I’ll just…

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