By: Anne Rivers Siddons Fiction 1991 Rating: 2.5/5 Y’all. I love the Outer Banks. But reading a book called Outer Banks while in the Outer Banks feels a little like wearing a spring break shirt in Daytona Beach in March.
By: Kazuo Ishiguro Fiction 2005 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.
By: Ann Patchett Fiction 1992 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…
By: Elin Hilderbrand Fiction 2007 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
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
By: Jonathan Lethem Fiction 2003 Subject Matter: Brooklyn; New York, NY; Male friendship; Race relations; Teenage boys Rating: 2.5/5 The Fortress of Solitude is exhausting.
By: Debbie Macomber Blossom Street Series Book 1 Fiction 2004 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
That summer, Mac and I got jobs together at a fast food joint. We needed cash. Abby was hard into the college search already, plus she was getting two allowances, one from each parent, at this point. So she would… Continue Reading
By: Kate Jacobs Friday Night Knitting Club Book 1 Fiction 2007 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
The next day after practice, I quickly picked up all the boys’ equipment. Renee was mysteriously absent again, and I waited alone outside the locker room for Bear. He finally came out with Andy and Cody, and wrapped me in… Continue Reading