None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

My Rating: 5 stars I had really high hopes for None Shall Sleep; it had glowing recommendations from several people I trust, and the whole concept sounded right up my Hannibal-loving alley. And it didn't disappoint! In fact, it's one of my favorite books of the year so far. Of course, since this is a… Continue reading None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney

My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

My Rating: 4 stars While I've read some Nigerian fiction before, it has all been literary fiction for school. My Sister, the Serial Killer is the first book by a Nigerian author that I've picked up just for fun. And damn was it fun! Korede realizes that her sister now qualifies as a serial killer… Continue reading My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman

My Rating: 4 stars I read and enjoyed Goodman's The Lake of Dead Language several years ago and loved it, so I wanted to read more of her books. Arcadia Falls has a lot in common with The Lake of Dead Language; it features a boarding school, a woman with a past connected to the… Continue reading Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman

The Companion by Katie Alender

My Rating: 3 stars The Companion is a YA gothic thriller about Margot, a teenager who is the only survivor of her family's tragic car crash. She is taken by the wealthy Sutton family to be a companion to their daughter, who is all but catatonic due to a mysterious illness, and moves into their… Continue reading The Companion by Katie Alender

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

The Swallows by Lisa Lutz

My Rating: 3 stars The Swallows brings us to Stonebridge Academy, a co-ed New England boarding school with dark secrets lurking in it's halls. Alex Witt, the new creative writing teacher, quickly becomes aware of the boys' secret website the Darkroom, where they post vulgar pictures and descriptions of women and rate blowjobs from their… Continue reading The Swallows by Lisa Lutz