Never Let Me Go

By: Kazuo Ishiguro 2005 Fiction Subject Matter: Women; England; Cloning; Organ donors; Donation of organs; Tissues Rating: 4/5 I’ve been staring at the screen for a while now trying to figure out where to start this review.

The Patron Saint of Liars

By: Ann Patchett 1992 Fiction Subject Matter: Unmarried mothers; Mothers and daughters; Nuns; Kentucky Rating: 4/5 “A fairy tale. A delight.” Not quite the words I would use, New York Times…

Barefoot

By: Elin Hilderbrand 2007 Fiction Rating: 3/5 My grandmother let me borrow this book for some beach reading. She has a bit of a history of bestowing me with her recent reads, especially anything she thinks might appeal to my feminist… Continue Reading

Travelogue Epilogue

The Travelogue series recounts a seventeen-day-long cross-country road trip I took at age 21 with two college friends. We started in Charlotte, NC, and ended up two weeks and 8,000 miles later in Los Angeles, CA. The previous 18 posts in the… Continue Reading

The Fortress of Solitude

By: Jonathan Lethem 2003 Fiction Subject Matter: Brooklyn; New York, NY; Male friendship; Race relations; Teenage boys Rating: 2.5/5   The Fortress of Solitude is exhausting.

The Shop on Blossom Street

By: Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Series Book 1 2004 Fiction Rating: 3/5 At 395 pages, The Shop on Blossom Street may look long, especially for a beach read, but don’t worry. I read it in less than 48 hours. (And it’s… Continue Reading

The Friday Night Knitting Club

By: Kate Jacobs Friday Night Knitting Club Book 1 2007 Fiction Subject Matter: Mothers and daughters; Female friendship; Knitters; Knitting; New York Rating: 2/5   The Friday Night Knitting Club isn’t bad. It’s just a little trope. My biggest problem… Continue Reading