Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward: a Book Review

Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing is the winner of the 2017 National Book Award, and is a complex story of one family’s struggles with the stifling constraints of poverty, race, and the wounds of generations past. Continue reading “Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward: a Book Review”


Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang: a Book Review

Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is a thrilling, heart-warming, whimsical story. It is all the more impressive when one considers that it is the author’s debut novel. Ruth Emmie Lang has crafted a superbly rendered modern day fairy tale, brimming with magical realism and full of heart. Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is one of my favorite novels to date. Continue reading “Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang: a Book Review”

Heather, the Totality: a Book Review

I just finished watching Mad Men in its’ entirety for the third time in my life, and I can say that it is still my favorite show in the history of television. That is to say, my personal history of watching television. After I finished the last episode, I had what I’m calling a “Mad Men hangover.” I couldn’t think about anything else for a good two days, couldn’t commit to a new book or binging yet another show on Netflix. Luckily for me, Mathew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men for those of you not in the know, published his first novel, Heather, the Totality, this past November. Continue reading “Heather, the Totality: a Book Review”

Summer Reading: The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy

I’m a little (well, a lot) late posting this review, as this was my vacation read this year. I breezed through this book, as one would expect with any good vacation novel. I found the book to be un-put-down-able, and even though I was able to guess the ‘twist’ less than half way through, I still felt it packed a powerful punch and I’m not ashamed to admit that I found myself teary-eyed when it was done. Continue reading “Summer Reading: The Sisters Chase by Sarah Healy”

2017 Reading Project Part I: The Brits

I didn’t bother to make resolutions for 2017. I did however compile a gargantuan, majorly over-ambitious reading list. Although if I’m being honest, my list of books to read is always at least slightly over ambitious, but this one will without doubt keep me busy for the entirety of the year. Perhaps more than just one year, and the list below is merely the first half of my project. Continue reading “2017 Reading Project Part I: The Brits”