Book Reviews

I typically post between two and three book reviews a week. Please refer to my review policy if you’d like to submit a book for consideration. I invite you to subscribe to my newsletter to get a summary of my reviews once  a month.

Book Review: Intimations by Zadie Smith

Book Review: Intimations by Zadie Smith

I distinctly remember the day this book arrived on my doorstep. When I opened the package, I thought to myself how weird it was that the first book about Covid and its disruptions was finally being printed, and how surreal it felt to put it on my shelf. I thought to...

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Book Review: Lost Immunity by Daniel Kalla

Book Review: Lost Immunity by Daniel Kalla

Last year I read Daniel Kalla's book The Last High for my (now dormant) online book club, and although medical thrillers aren't usually a strong interest of mine, I found I really enjoyed its story about the opioid crisis. Kalla is back with another timely novel: Lost...

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Book Review: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Book Review: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

You've no doubt seen or heard of this book in the past few weeks, it seems to be on everyone's summer reading list. I love jumping on a book hype bandwagon as much as the next person, so I was delighted to get my hands on a copy of The Other Black Girl by Zakiya...

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Book Review: Animal by Lisa Taddeo

Book Review: Animal by Lisa Taddeo

This book begins with a suicide; an aging man, obsessed with his mistress, tracks her down in a restaurant having dinner with another married man, and shoots himself in the face. We learn this in the first paragraph of the book, told bluntly by the first-person...

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Book Review: The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

Book Review: The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline

I am loving the female-centric takes on historical fiction that seem to be filling bookshelves more and more. Only recently have we begun to view our history through the female lens; what was it like to be a woman before we were considered equals to men? How did women...

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Book Review: Speak, Silence by Kim Echlin

Book Review: Speak, Silence by Kim Echlin

If you haven't read a book by Kim Echlin yet, you really should. Her latest, Speak, Silence is a beautiful yet horrific meditation on women who are testifying at a trial at the Hague against the systemic rape they experienced during the Bosnian war. The topic is...

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Book Review: Well, This is Exhausting by Sophia Benoit

Book Review: Well, This is Exhausting by Sophia Benoit

I'm finding myself drawn to collections of essays more and more as I get older. Perhaps it's because I have less time on my hands, so reading self-contained chapters is more rewarding, or maybe it's because I'm just curious about other people's perspectives, and an...

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Book Review: All I Ask by Eva Crocker

Book Review: All I Ask by Eva Crocker

I knew going into this book that it would be about being a young person. As in, the life of a 20-something with no kids, a part-time job, renting with friends kind of story. As a 30-something, I get a real kick out of reading these kind of books. Because I moved in...

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