The Round House by Louise Erdrich

The Round House by Louise Erdrich Pleasant read. Which is weird to say about a book where a woman is raped and her teenage son tries to figure out who committed the crime and how to deal with it. It was good, I read it, I enjoyed it. But now that I’m here writing aboutContinue reading “The Round House by Louise Erdrich”

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie This book. Holy shit. This book is everything I’ve ever wanted in a book. It’s gorgeously written, clear, precise, smart, feminist, intelligent, passionate and full of hope and despair and love. It tells the story of a Nigerian immigrant come to America to live with her once-proud aunt so sheContinue reading “Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson You know… I liked this book. I enjoyed it as I read it. But now as I’m here typing, I don’t know what to tell you. The basic plot is this: Ursula Todd was born and died. And then she was born again, and survived. This act is repeatedContinue reading “Life After Life by Kate Atkinson”

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn I preferred this book to Gone Girl. It felt less trickster-y. In general, I think I really like Gillian Flynn’s writing. It’s detailed and strong and her sentences are packed with emotion. I like that. I’m not usually into the thriller genre but she makes me turn pages and readContinue reading “Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn”

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki I picked this up at my local bookstore on a whim before a recent trip back to Boulder, CO. I started it on the plane, put it aside, and kept reading when I had a chance. I think that’s part of what’s wonderful about this bookContinue reading “A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki”

Book Review: The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch

The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch So, I want to preface everything I’m about to say with: I liked this memoir. I don’t know that I loved it, I’m curious to what extent reading Wild immediately before affected my interpretation of it, and most of what I’m about to say is more like theContinue reading “Book Review: The Chronology of Water by Lidia Yuknavitch”

Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Wild by Cheryl Strayed I’m a big fan of the Sugar columns at TheRumpus.net, spending free time going through the archives and falling into the lull of Strayed’s words and her heartwrenching advice. When I heard about this memoir I knew I needed to have it — but I’d also promised myself that, since IContinue reading “Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed”