THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern | Review

"The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not." And if that's not enough to intrigue you, then let me continue. Not only is the circus full of amazing performers and spectacles, it is also the arena for a mysterious competition between two magicians, Marcus and … Continue reading THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern | Review

THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin | Review

Four siblings (the Golds) set out one day in search of a mysterious woman who has just moved to town. They are seeking her because they've heard she has the ability to predict the exact date you'll die. When they find her living in an apartment building not unlike their own, they enter one at … Continue reading THE IMMORTALISTS by Chloe Benjamin | Review

December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

Romances are so much less interesting than books about marriage. And that's a cynical way to look at marriage, I know, insinuating that marriage and romance occur separately. But there's a reason classic romances often stop at the wedding. It's because from the moment the two parties say "I do," the story changes completely. Lauren … Continue reading December 2017 Book of the Month: FATES AND FURIES by Lauren Groff

Every Book I Read in 2017, Ranked

Thank goodness for books, right? This, as the title already states, is the list of every book I read in 2017. In total, there were 51, which I believe is my personal all-time high, so I'll take this moment to give myself a pat on the back (considering I only set a goal of 15 … Continue reading Every Book I Read in 2017, Ranked

November 2017 Book of the Month: SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo

This is incredibly late and I have not posted in a while, mostly from a lack of creativity and busy-ness due to the nightmare that is holiday retail. But I'm still reading, of course - because how else would I stay sane amidst the insanity? So. I have a new favorite book, everyone. It's Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. … Continue reading November 2017 Book of the Month: SIX OF CROWS by Leigh Bardugo

October 2017 Book of the Month: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

I don't know what it is with books about magic, but there's something about them that pull me in and make me feel at home in them. There's something about a fantasy world that can take your breath away in a way that not even the most beautiful of landscapes here on earth can. And … Continue reading October 2017 Book of the Month: A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC by V.E. Schwab

September 2017 Book of the Month . . . Except it’s actually the books I’m most excited to read the rest of the year.

So. I remembered I needed to write my September Book of the Month post and realized something -- I didn't read any books in September. It wasn't that I didn't start any books in September. Because I totally did. I started re-reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon. I also started to read Authority by … Continue reading September 2017 Book of the Month . . . Except it’s actually the books I’m most excited to read the rest of the year.

August 2017 Book of the Month: ANNIHILATION by Jeff Vandermeer

I need to stop picking up the first books of series because I get sucked in and can't possibly read any of the other 9,000 books on my "to-read" shelf until I've finished the whole series. And Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer (the first book in his Southern Reach trilogy) definitely sucked . . . me in, that … Continue reading August 2017 Book of the Month: ANNIHILATION by Jeff Vandermeer