Review: I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness

I didn’t connect with this book whatsoever. If it was supposed to be literary, I guess it was over my head. I didn’t understand the significance of her mother’s letters spersed throughout the book. I ended up glazing over during those parts. In the current day timeline, the main character was as pretentious and presumptuousContinue reading “Review: I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness”

Review: Betty

“You know what the heaviest thing in the world is, Betty? It’s a man on top of you when you don’t want him to be.” WARNING: Here there be spoilers I cried at least three separate times in the last hundred pages of this book. It touched me deeply. The women and girls in thisContinue reading “Review: Betty”

Review: The Book of Longings

I had no idea what to expect from this book, having only read the synopsis. I was raised loosely Christian, but having lapsed well before adulthood, much of the story of Jesus is a mystery to me. And so it remained. For this book wasn’t about him or his life directly (it especially wasn’t aboutContinue reading “Review: The Book of Longings”

Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things

WARNING: Here there be spoilers — It didn’t take me getting far into the book for me to know that this story was going to stay with me for a while. I got a lot out of this book, but to say I enjoyed it would be inaccurate. I never really sympathized with Kellen. MaybeContinue reading “Review: All the Ugly and Wonderful Things”

Review: The Song of Achilles

I really enjoyed reading The Song of Achilles. I liked it more than I liked Circe, which I thought quite highly of. It’s not my favorite book I’ve read so far this year, but it really captured me and put me firmly in Patroclus’s court as he tried to reason with seemingly everyone in the book. IContinue reading “Review: The Song of Achilles”