Less

Thank you to the lovely people at Little Brown for my copy of Less by Andrew Sean Greer.  All thoughts and images are my own.

Less is featured on my 2018 Summer Reading Guide (check out the guide here).

THE DETAILS:

Title: Less
Author: Andrew Sean Greer
Genre: Novel
Pub date: July 18, 2017
Read if you like: The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. Continue reading

Look Alive Out There

Thank you to the lovely people at MCD x FSG for my copy of Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley.  All thoughts and images are my own. 

THE DETAILS:

Title: Look Alive Out There
Author: Sloane Crosley
Genre: Personal essays
Pub date: April 3, 2018
Read if you like: laughing out loud, How to Murder Your Life, David Sedaris, Yes Please. Continue reading

Book Con 2018

It’s safe to say that Book Con 2018 was one of the best weekends of my life, but do you want to know a secret?  It had nothing to do with the books and everything to do with the people. Here’s a recap of what our weekend looked like! Continue reading

The Glitch

Thank you to the lovely people at Doubleday for my copy of The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: The Glitch
Author: Elisabeth Cohen
Genre: Fun, fast-paced fiction
Pub date: May 22, 2018
Read if you like: Touch, girlbosses, modern adventure stories. Continue reading

Disoriental

Thank you to the lovely people at Europa Editions for my copy of Disoriental by Négar Djavadi.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Disoriental
Author: Négar Djavadi
Genre: Literary Fiction, Fiction in Translation
Pub date: April 17, 2018
Read if you like: Air Traffic, novels that explore multiple time periods & geographic locations.  Continue reading

May 2018

Each of the books I read in May, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!

  • For when you’re craving a dark, modern fairy tale: What Should Be Wild by Julia Fine
  • For historical fiction that will immerse you in a lesser known era: America is Not the Heart by Elaine Castillo
  • For a dark novel that reads like a collection of short stories: Sorority by Genevieve Sly Crane
  • For a collection of short stories that will sweep you away for an afternoon: Awayland by Ramona Ausbel
  • For a techy adventure with a fascinating female lead: The Glitch by Elisabeth Cohen
  • For when you’re ready for a multi generational memoir of addiction, parenthood, institutional racism, & more: Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo
  • For when you just want to laugh out loud: Look Alive Out There by Sloane Crosley
  • For a novel that so expertly describes the experience of a doctor’s office waiting room: Disoriental by Négar Djavadi
  • For a chance to live as that rule-breaking teenager you never truly were: Marlena by Julie Buntin
  • For a steamy (& well-written) love triangle in the foreign world of New Guinea in the 1930s: Euphoria by Lily King
  • For a magical world so beautiful it will make your heart hurt when the book is over: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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Air Traffic

Thank you to the lovely people at Alfred A. Knopf for my copy of Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Air Traffic: A Memoir of Ambition and Manhood in America
Author: Gregory Pardlo
Genre: Memoir
Pub date: April 10, 2018
Read if you like: Multi-generational memoirs, addiction stories, beautiful nonfiction prose. Continue reading