Feb Fiction, Part II: The Girl Before

I prefaced the need for a good February evening thriller in Part One of my Feb Fiction post. I would’ve named it Feb Thrillers, but I’m a sucker for a good alliteration, so there you have it. I guess I could have called the series Feb Faves, but, as you may have gleaned from my…

Feb Fiction, Part I: All the Missing Girls

Image via Squarespace until I can find the book in my apartment and replace it with my own February—with its cold days, dark nights, and blustering winds—is not exactly a walk in the park. On a winter weekday evening, you’re not likely to head out for a happy hour with friends, let alone a workout…

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….

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….

Want a Book that ‘Wows’ You?

My sister once pointed out to me that I have the distinct quirk of laughing and, almost imperceptibly, mumbling, “okay” every time I make a funny joke (almost constantly). I’ve pointed it out to a number of friends, who have confirmed it’s something I do—despite the fact that I almost never notice. Something I did…

Jean-Philippe Blondel Will Put Your Commute Into Perspective

Though I often claim to seek out the ‘latest and greatest in literature,’ I must admit that I source many of my own recommendations from the “Noteworthy Fiction” shelves of the bookstore in addition to critical acclaim and word-of-mouth. Today, however, is different—and Thursday (my posting schedule is a bit off this week due to…

Holidays, by the Book: Your Literary Gift Guide [Part 2]

Literary Gift Guide, Pt. 2   Without further ado, part two [catch up on the Pt. 1 & the origins of the list here]. This Part features some serious ‘it books’ of years past.   All The Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Read my review to find out. WHY YOU SHOULD…