Summer Reads Series: The Grand Finale

  I have reviewed my fair share of “summer’s best books” this year, and, while they are books that I love reading, I have found that they are my least favorite topic to tackle. First of all, they are reviewed by everyone—Amazon readers, your mom’s friend who just so happened to have read that book…

Summer Reads Series: Truly, Madly, Guilty

  Over the past three years, amidst the annual deluge of ‘beach reads’, Liane Moriarty has emerged as the reigning queen. While Moriarty has been publishing books since 2004, the witty Australian made headlines (or, at least, an impressive number of book recommendation columns within newspapers and magazines) with her 2013 novel The Husband’s Secret….

At Hampden College, A Different Kind of Greek Life

  I’ve made no secret of the fact that I did not share the public affection for Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch. Given the praise it received, though, I was determined to take a stab at some of her other work, in hope of discerning that it was the protagonist [quite possible] or…

The (Very) Dark Side of London’s Art Scene

It’s no secret that I cannot resist a good thriller. So, when I was perusing theSkimm during a lull at work and the girls were touting L.S. Hilton’s Maestra as “The Talented Mr. Ripley Meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” you better believe I pre-ordered.

Summer Reads Series, Pt. 2: The Nest

I read The Nest over a month ago now. Normally, I post book reviews one to ten days after I’ve finished reading, depending upon how busy I am. The reason for my delay with The Nest, though, is entirely different. Pure confusion. I simply cannot decide whether or not I liked the book.

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….