There There

Thank you to the lovely people at Knopf for my copy of There, There by Tommy Orange.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: There There
Author: Tommy Orange
Genre: Fiction with multiple points of view
Pub date: June 5, 2018
Read if you like: a novel that feels like a collection of short stories. Continue reading

The Seas

Thank you to the lovely people at Tin House for my copy of The Seas by Samantha Hunt.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: The Seas
Author: Samantha Hunt
Genre: Modern Mermaid Mythology
Pub date: November 1, 2004 – re-released July 10, 2018
Read if you like: magical realism, The Bell Jar, Han’s Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid.” Continue reading

You

Thank you to the lovely people at Atria Books for my copy of You by Caroline Kepnes.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: You
Author: Caroline Kepnes
Genre: Millennial Thriller
Pub date: September 25, 2014
Read if you like: Black Mirror, obsessively updating your social media, & second person narration. Continue reading

Strike Your Heart

Thank you to the lovely people at Europa Editions for my copy of Strike Your Heart by Amélie Nothomb.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Strike Your Heart
Author: Amélie Nothomb
Genre: Fiction in Translation
Pub date: September 11, 2018 (in the US)
Read if you like: stories of imperfect relationships between mothers and their daughters. Continue reading

Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret

Thank you to the lovely people at National Geographic for my copy of Explorer Academy by Trudi Trueit.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret
Author: Trudi Trueit
Genre: Middle Grade Adventure Novel
Pub date: September 4, 2018
Read if you like: Spy Kids, Magic Tree House, A Wrinkle in Time. Continue reading

Fruit of the Drunken Tree

Thank you to the lovely people at Doubleday Books for my copy of Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras.  All thoughts and images are my own.

THE DETAILS:

Title: Fruit of the Drunken Tree
Author: Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Genre: Fiction
Pub date: July 31, 2018
Read if you like: stories of badass, very human women, set against a powerfully dramatic backdrop. Continue reading

Back to School Books

Am I the only one who loved the feeling of going back to school?  Don’t get me wrong, I always mourn the end of summer – of long days full of freedom and sunscreen.  But, for me, there is truly nothing better than fresh notebooks, a full pencil case, and an entire year ahead of you.  To get you in the mood, here are 11 novels I love (and two I have yet to read) that will fill you with that campus feeling.

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July & August 2018

My favorite reads from July and August, organized by mood.  I’ve linked my more in-depth reviews wherever possible!

  • For that author who just gets life as a 20-something: The Bucket List by Georgia Clark
  • For the reader who just can’t get enough of cults: The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
  • For the spooky short stories that will keep you up at night: Things We Lost in the Fire by Mariana Enríquez
  • For the historical fiction lover who wants to learn about an event they’ve maybe never heard of: Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard
  • For the high school love stories that will tug at your heart again and again: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (1, 2, & 3) by Jenny Han
  • For the story you’ll remember forever: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • For when you need a reminder that females are strong as hell: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
  • For a beautiful intertwinement of friendship and music: The Ensemble by Aja Gabel
  • For the letter writer: Meet Me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
  • For the new love gone so, so wrong: Ghosted by Rosie Walsh

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TBR: Labor Day Weekend

As always, I’ve packed way more books than I need for our Labor Day weekend trip. If you need some packing inspiration, my reads are organized by vibe below!

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