Classic Rewind, Part II: Du Maurier’s ‘Rebecca’

  The first of my friends to read Rebecca did so in seventh grade—and she breathlessly recommended it to all those who would listen, claiming it among “the best books ever.” I wasn’t among those who heeded the recommendation immediately, but, having just finished the book, I have no idea what took me so long….

The News Sorority: Not Your Average Chapter

I apologize for the lapse in posting; my most recent read has led me to discover that I read non-fiction books approximately 3x slower than the Fiction ones I digest on a weekly basis. However, the book I am going to review is certainly worth the wait. A few months back, someone recommended The News…

Four From ’14: Great Reads From Last Summer You May Have Missed

Though summer is now in full swing, and popular (soon to be blogged about) reads have been heavily recommended (The Rocks, Local Girls, The Hand That Feeds You, Hausfrau—these are all on my list), there are a few books I read and loved last summer that seemingly slipped through the cracks.             I’ll start with…

Women in Wine Country: Stacking Up Similar Summer Stories

This June, during my plane-ride perusal of the glossy magazines I had chosen to accompany me on my journey across the Atlantic, I skipped directly to the tiny book recommendation blurbs of each magazine to find that nearly all of them wrote effusively about Laura Dave’s novel Eight Hundred Grapes. The book is about Georgia…

Tom Perrotta Has Suburban Storytelling Down to a Science

   Long before The Leftovers was a disconcerting HBO series, it was the only passable book on the sparse shelves at the bookstore in the tiny town where I spend summers, which has since closed its doors. I was intrigued by the back jacket, which described a town in the wake of partial rapture of sorts; citizens, seemingly…

Requisite Read: All The Light We Cannot See

     To be honest, when I first heard about the buzzy (and now Pulitzer Prize-winning) novel All The Light We Cannot See, the plot did little to pique my interest. I am very particular about my historical fiction, generally preferring works that take place in England, particularly Tudor England, so this, a World War…

Summer (Must) Read: Enchanted August

Given that I just graduated college, for the past twenty-two years of my life I have been blessed with the blissfully long three-month summer; a time when, regardless of my internship obligations, my biggest worry is whether or not I’ve applied enough SPF to continue baking in the sun. However, I’m a restless person, not…