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Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
Historical Fiction / Paranormal / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs

Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal

Ghost Talkers is an ideal summer vacation read if you like historical and paranormal fiction.  Set in Le Havre during World War I, it’s about a team of women who are helping the British troops by serving as mediums.  Their role is to channel the dead, collecting the last messages and more importantly, the last observations of … Continue reading

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney
Award winners / Contemporary Fiction / Highly Recommended / New to Me Author / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs

The Glorious Heresies by Lisa McInerney

I had heard so many good things about this book (it won the 2016 Bailey’s Prize) that I was nervous it might not live up to expectations.  It absolutely did. I was immediately drawn into the story of Ryan, a fifteen-year-old boy with an abusive, alcoholic father who is experiencing love (and as he tells … Continue reading

Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips
Highly Recommended / Recent Release / Science Fiction

Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips

If you thought The Beautiful Bureaucrat was a strange book, Helen Phillips’ new book of short stories is even stranger, but it’s a really fun, and memorable read.  These are short stories, almost vignettes in some places, experimental in others. It’s always hard to review a book of short stories, but in this book you … Continue reading

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
Highly Recommended / Recent Release / Review Requests and ARCs / Science Fiction

The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan

I absolutely loved Jenni Fagan’s first novel, The Panopticon, so I was excited to receive an advance copy of her new novel.  I was a little afraid it wouldn’t meet expectations, but it did.  In fact, Fagan’s second novel is very different from the first, but still excellent. The Sunlight Pilgrims takes place in the … Continue reading

Summer Releases: What Should I Read?
About Reading / Fluffy Summer Travel Reads / Recent Release / Uncategorized

Summer Releases: What Should I Read?

For me, traveling requires a lot of preparation: closet-cleaning, shopping, list-making, and of course, stocking up on books to read. I often think about what makes a good travel read. For me, there’s no one definition of a good travel read.  Some like to read about the place they’re going to, some prefer really light … Continue reading