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Big Little Lies

I will be moving across the country soon, so I have begun to really look at my bookshelf, book buying habits, and the books that have been on my To Be Read list for ages. All this led to me reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty because it has been on my shelf for…

Mira Corpora

This was a weird one. I keep seeing a specific line associated with this book everywhere. This novel is supposedly “a coming-of-age story for people who hate coming-of-age stories.” That alone got my attention. I am not a big fan of coming-of-age stories any more, but that’s a unique way to sell your book. Mira…

The Vegetarian

The Vegetarian won the Man Booker International Prize for 2016, so that’s pretty good. And, in my humble opinion, it is a pretty good book. It’s also pretty damn weird. Yeong-hye has suddenly decided that she is a vegetarian. When asked why she wants to become a vegetarian, she only responds with the answer, “I…

Swimming Lessons

Flora and Nan’s mother, Ingrid, disappeared many years ago. The story is that she drowned, but Ingrid was a great swimmer and her body was never found. Did she leave her family behind? Did she commit suicide? The girls’ father injures himself after believing he saw Ingrid. Flora and Nan come to his aid and…

Behold the Dreamers

Jende and Neni Jonga are emigrants Cameroon who have come to America for a chance at a better life for their family. The novel takes place around the year 2007 and amid the recession. The Jongas come to America with big dreams, but what are they willing to do to keep their hope afloat? This…