Need to While Away a Winter Weekend? Try a Cozy Mystery

  I had never heard the term “cozy mystery” until a few months back. I have made my love for mysteries fairly apparent on the site, but I always lumped them into one category. Imagine my surprise, then, when I discovered that within the mystery genre sits a small, adorable category described by Wikipedia as:…

The Mothers Will Break You Out of Your Reading Rut

It was just about this time last year that I wrote about Fates and Furies, a book I didn’t know anything about, which managed to blow me away. I read a lot of books, and, sadly enough, it’s become increasingly rare for books to take me by surprise in the way Fates and Furies did….

Let Me Upgrade Ya: Better Versions of Popular Books

  Featuring two fall faves.              Unless you’re living under a rock that safely shields you from all things pop culture, it’s likely you’re aware of the phenomenon that was John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars and the movie adaptation that came along with it. If you had the finger on the pulse of…

Reads, Ranked: Top Ten Books, Part One

This fall, my friend Kate created a Google Doc called ‘Top Ten Books’ and shared it with all of our friends who read frequently. It was great to see the overlap [popular books included Where’d You Go Bernadette, which I read, but didn’t adore as much as other seemed to; The Interestings, which made an appearance on…

Mommie Dearest: Top Tales of Dysfunctional Families

1. Chanel Bonfire, Wendy Lawless The book I’ve chosen to top off this list reads like an absorbing – yet depressing – work of fiction, but the unfortunate reality is that it’s a memoir, and the author, Wendy Lawless, and her sister had to grow up coping with Georgann, the psychotic mother at the center…