Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW| THE MOTHERS

BOOK REVIEW| THE MOTHERS

Blurb: It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him […]

BOOK REVIEW| THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR

BOOK REVIEW| THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR

Blurb: Hortensia James and Marion Agostino are neighbors. One is black, the other white. Both are successful women with impressive careers. Both have recently been widowed, and are living with questions, disappointments, and secrets that have brought them shame. And each has something that the […]

Book review| small great things

Book review| small great things

My review of Picoult’s most recent novel.

10 Books to read in 2017

10 Books to read in 2017

2017 is still a long way from being over but the way the months are zooming past! There’s also been a ridiculous number of really good books and highly anticipated books in the press lately. This is basically a list of my highly anticipated + […]

BOOK REVIEW| Commonwealth

BOOK REVIEW| Commonwealth

“This was the pleasure of a long life: the way some things worked themselves out.”

BOOK REVIEW| My Husband’s Wife

BOOK REVIEW| My Husband’s Wife

“It occurred to me then, as it occurs to me frequently, that one never really knows a person properly. Especially ourselves.”

BOOK REVIEW| And After Many Days

BOOK REVIEW| And After Many Days

‘And After Many Days’ is Jowhor Ile’s debut novel. I was excited about this book from the second I found out about it. I knew I would love it because I’d read some of Ile’s work before, Taiye Selasi (whose writing I adore) endorsed it […]

BOOK REVIEW| HOW TO BE A PERSON IN THE WORLD

BOOK REVIEW| HOW TO BE A PERSON IN THE WORLD

Heather Havrilesky is the woman behind the Ask Polly columns on nymag where she gives advice to people on a variety of topics. Quotable advice is my favorite form of self help. I especially love Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Dear Sugar’ (the book, not podcast, even though […]

BOOK REVIEW| THE BOOK OF MEMORY

BOOK REVIEW| THE BOOK OF MEMORY

‘And what’ she often asked ‘is God’s telephone number?’ ‘Jeremiah thirty-three verse three’, we chanted in unison

BOOK REVIEW| HOMEGOING

BOOK REVIEW| HOMEGOING

My review of Yaa Gyasi’s spellbinding debut novel.