Review: Once There Were Wolves

Where to begin with this book? I loved everything about it. I was fully immersed, yet it was a short read. I was gripped by the thriller-like aspect of the plot, yet moved to tears by McConaghy’s poetic writing style. I had a rare experience with this one – As soon as I closed itContinue reading “Review: Once There Were Wolves”

Review: All the Light We Cannot See

“What you could be.” –All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr WARNING: Here there be spoilers — This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel doesn’t need much in the way of introduction. It has been reviewed and recommended in perpetuity since its publication, and for good reason – it’s a gripping and engaging book so intricately wovenContinue reading “Review: All the Light We Cannot See”

Review: My Dark Vanessa

WARNING: Here there be spoilers — A preface: This book isn’t for everyone. The subject matter is difficult, the characters frustrating. The story, set in Maine, follows Vanessa Wye both as a 15-year-old boarding school student and as a 32-year-old concierge. At 15, Vanessa is a loner. She’s lost her only friend and feels outContinue reading “Review: My Dark Vanessa”

Review: Migrations

“It’s just a bad day. There’ll be worse, and plenty of good.” – Migrations, Charlotte McConaghy Migrations is, alongside being a cautionary tale, a story of hope. Hope that we can survive our worst days and that we can come back from more than we think. I read the vast majority of this book in oneContinue reading “Review: Migrations”

Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

WARNING: Here there be spoilers — Let me preface this by saying that, due its status as a worldwide phenomenon, I wanted to *not* like Where the Crawdads Sing. I wanted to find something about it to pick apart so I could set myself apart from the millions who love it. And, aside from theContinue reading “Review: Where the Crawdads Sing”

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”