Drama, Family

The Unseen World by Liz Moore

Literary fiction is a genre I don’t usually go for, mostly because I don’t have the time to get immersed in it. These aren’t novels you can quickly rush through. These novels must be read slowly, carefully; that’s the only way to fully immerse yourself into the world the author is creating. It is slow-paced and requires the reader’s attention…

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Drama, Historical Fiction

Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Even before I began reading this novel, I saw it everywhere. It was on the hot and trending list at the local library, on display at all the major bookstores, and so many people I knew had a copy of it and were reading…

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Contemporary, Drama

The Shoe on the Roof by Will Ferguson

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Having done a major in psychology, I’m always interested in social psych and child development. The premise of this novel involves both; the main character underwent experimentation as a child and now, as an adult, he plans on conducting a social experiment. This was…

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Drama, Mystery/Thriller

The French Girl by Lexie Elliot

Thank you to Penguin Random House and the First to Read program for this ARC in exchange for an honest review. Every time I see a book with “Girl” in the title, it makes me cringe. There have been so many of them and I know there will be more still. And it’s not like they’re all amazing. But I…

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Drama

The Golden House by Salman Rushdie

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I’ve never read anything by Salman Rushdie but I’ve definitely heard of him. I’ve been really eager to read something of his but there are so many books to choose from! I was so happy to have been given this ARC and I couldn’t…

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Contemporary, Drama

Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin

I received this novel as an advanced copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is one of thsoe cases where I chose a book simply because its title and cover looked interesting. I wanted to see if the story would match its outward appeal, and was very excited to have received this ARC. Here is my review:…

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