Paradise, Found: Fly Me is Indisputably the Book of the Summer

If you’ve been following my posts for the past few weeks, it is more than likely you are familiar with the fact that I’ve been on a quest to find The Girls of 2017. It’s not that The Girls was my favorite book of all time, but it was engaging and twisty, and provided insight…

Is Woman No. 17 The Next ‘Girls’?

Spoiler Alert: it is most certainly not. Those with similar literary tastes to mine would likely agree that summer 2016 was an epic one for the written word. Sweetbitter, The Girls, and Rich & Pretty, all of which I tore through in a matter of weekdays (subway commutes, lunch—trust me, people who ‘don’t have time to…

You Know It’s Thriller Night

Thriller number two on your summer agenda is suited to those who prefer a fast-moving blockbuster to a nuanced tale (if you err on the side of subtlety, please redirect to my Based on a True Story review). The Perfect Girl comes from Gilly Macmillan, who authored What She Knew, which I devoured two winters…

Triple Crown: Thrillers for Every Type of Reader (Part I)

In the book industry in this day and age, thrillers reign supreme. It seems that even those who don’t identify as ‘readers’ still love a good, twisty read (see: the mass popularity of both Gone Girl & Girl on the Train). While thrillers are easier than ever to come by, truly good thrillers are few…