A Long Fatal Love Chase, Louisa May Alcott

I found this novel in a thrift store. Before that, I had no idea this novel existed. I probably would have bought this book for the cover/edition itself, but of course I also recognized the name of Louisa May Alcott, who most famously wrote Little Women (which I am ashamed to say I have never … Continue reading A Long Fatal Love Chase, Louisa May Alcott

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The Fireman, Joe Hill

The first Joe Hill novel I read was Horns. I read it during the 'blackout phase' of my blogging career, but it was one of the best books I read in 2015. I picked it up because I liked the cover (it's soft) and it was on sale at Target - always a win. At the … Continue reading The Fireman, Joe Hill

Mrs. Hemingway, Naomi Wood

I love Ernest Hemingway. That's probably something you should know about me. I love his writing so much that I've been savoring it, because I never want to run out of new things to read. First I read A Farewell To Arms - to this day one of my favorite novels of all time. Then … Continue reading Mrs. Hemingway, Naomi Wood

Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

Bardo:: A Tibetan Buddhist term meaning 'of an existence between death and rebirth'. This novel is quite unconventional. Not quite as unconventional as the book called S. by Doug Dorst and J.J. Abrams, but it does not, as a typical novel would, consist of nothing but prose.  The chapters are quite short, and many of them … Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo, George Saunders

Thoughts on My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier

Last night I finished reading My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier. It had been at the top of my to read list for the past several years, but I never got past the first several pages until last week, which is strange, because the first several pages are almost as gripping as the first … Continue reading Thoughts on My Cousin Rachel, by Daphne du Maurier

Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman is one of those authors whose fiction has a distinct style. You can point to something he wrote and say with confidence, Neil Gaiman wrote that. It's in the names he chooses, the subjects he writes about, the stories he weaves, and the language he uses as the strands to do so. After … Continue reading Thoughts on The View from the Cheap Seats, by Neil Gaiman

Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult

Sometimes you just want a book that will grab you early and keep you turning the pages the whole time. I picked up Leaving Time exactly for that reason; Jodi Picoult is pretty reliably compelling, whether it's a controversial subject, a thrilling court case (...or both), or a mystery (like this one). Leaving Time is the story of … Continue reading Leaving Time, Jodi Picoult