Review:  Love Me Back, by Merritt Tierce

Review: Love Me Back, by Merritt Tierce

Merritt Tierce’s Love Me Back is heartbreaking. It’s gritty and raw and I found myself wincing at the situations the protagonist, Marie, put herself in. A mother at 17, she was always unsure of herself. She wants to feel something so she pushes herself as far as she can: at work as a waitress, in her relationships, mentally, and physically. She […]

7 Times Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven’ Was Completely Spot On

7 Times Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven’ Was Completely Spot On

Let’s just be real for a minute. You don’t really need me to tell you how amazing this book is (but, it IS amazing). It was a National Book Award finalist. It has been reviewed so. many. times. It’s on the Tournament of Books long list. Emily St. John Mandel is magic, basically. She creates a world so like our own, and […]

Review: Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Review: Everything I Never Told You, by Celeste Ng

Lydia is dead. She was the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee. The middle child of a Chinese American family, who lived to realize the dreams neither of her parents could achieve for themselves. The story opens with the revelation that Lydia is dead, but no one knows yet why. They know that one night she disappeared. They know […]

The 10 Best Books of 2014

The 10 Best Books of 2014

So, compared to everyone else, who started pushing these lists out in mid-November, I’m pretty late to the game with my list of favorite books of 2014. But, I’m just not good at them. How can I pick just 10? Better yet, how does anyone ELSE pick just 10. (Looking at you, people who read 100 books or more in […]

Review: The Strange Library, by Haruki Murakami

Review: The Strange Library, by Haruki Murakami

Hi guys! As I mentioned a few times before, Haruki Murakami became one of my favorite authors of the year with Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. I followed up with the beautiful Norwegian Wood. So naturally, when I heard another new Murakami was coming out this month, I knew I had to grab it. (By “new” I mean it came out in Japan […]

TLC Blog Tour: The Dunning Man, by Kevin Fortuna

TLC Blog Tour: The Dunning Man, by Kevin Fortuna

In my endless attempt to make myself appreciate short stories, I was asked by TLC Book Tours to read and review Kevin Fortuna’s new collection, The Dunning Man and I accepted, thinking maybe this will be the one to finally draw me in. The problem I tend to have is length. Just as I’m getting into a story, it ends. I can’t […]