Luster by Raven Leilani

My Rating: 4 stars Luster came up on a Never-Ending TBR post last month, and I mentioned I would probably listen to it on audiobook while I commuted. Lo and behold, it popped up as an available audiobook on Libby last week, and it did, in fact, make an excellent commute read. We follow Edie,… Continue reading Luster by Raven Leilani

We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

My Rating: 3 stars Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released today, February 9 2021. First of all, the summary of We Play Ourselves is misleading. It makes it sound like a thriller focused around the disappearance of a teenage girl. It's not a thriller, and going… Continue reading We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

The (Other) You: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates

My Rating: 3 stars Many thanks to Ecco and NetGalley for the ARC. This book is being released on February 9 2021. The (Other) You is only the second work by Oates that I've read. The first was Black Water, which I read way back in high school. I remember that it impressed me but… Continue reading The (Other) You: Stories by Joyce Carol Oates

Bunny by Mona Awad

My Rating: 3.5 Stars I don't usually give half stars on this blog, but I went back and forth between three and four stars for so long on this one that I decided to make an exception. I'm not entirely sure what to say about Bunny. I think I liked it? It was a lot… Continue reading Bunny by Mona Awad

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

My Rating: 5 stars The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake is an odd and delightful coming-of-age story recommended to me by my roommate. And apparently she has great taste because I fell in love with it! Just before her ninth birthday, Rose Edelstein realizes she can taste more than just lemon and chocolate in her… Continue reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

My Rating: 4 stars Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead is a stunning piece of literary fiction that won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2018. Janina lives in a middle-of-nowhere Polish village and is considered a crazy old woman by most of the people who live there. When various neighbors start… Continue reading Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Daddy: Stories by Emma Cline

Many thanks to Random House and NetGalley for the ARC! This book will be published on Tuesday September 1 2020. My Rating: 2 stars After reading and loving The Girls a few years ago, I was excited to read something new from Emma Cline. Unfortunately, Daddy: Stories missed the mark for me. Several of the stories intrigued me at… Continue reading Daddy: Stories by Emma Cline

Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

My Rating: 3 stars This is the third book I’ve read by Helen Oyeyemi, and as expected, it was beautifully written and fantastically confusing. I always come away from her books not quite sure what I just read. Like her other books, Gingerbread is a work of literary fiction and magical realism. Some of the story is… Continue reading Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi