This Week in “Stop Comparing Things to Gone Girl: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

This Week in “Stop Comparing Things to Gone Girl: Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Ah, the disappointing moment when you don’t enjoy something nearly as much as you thought you would. But then again, we’d be like Stepford Bloggers if we all liked everything, wouldn’t we? I think it’s actually more interesting if I don’t like the book as much as other people, or as much as I thought I would. Which brings me to Luckiest Girl Alive. It […]

The Perfect Summer Thriller: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

The Perfect Summer Thriller: Bittersweet by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

“I had no idea everyone feels this way—that the most essential part of growing up is figuring out where your empty places are and learning how to fill them by, and for, yourself.” Bittersweet is the story of one girl, Mabel Dagmar, and her involvement with the insane (and insanely wealthy) Winslow family, and the dark secrets they’ve kept for generations. Outwardly […]

Review: The Dinner, by Herman Koch

Review: The Dinner, by Herman Koch

 Happiness needs nothing but itself; it doesn’t have to be validated. Herman Koch’s The Dinner is a psychological thriller that takes place over the course of one meal, as two families dance around the very serious incident that binds them together. Told largely in a series of flashbacks and the memories of an entirely unreliable narrator, Paul Lohman, The Dinner keeps you guessing […]