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…

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights The Story of the Champions of the Round Table By: Howard Pyle 1903/1905 Fiction Rating: 3/5 Blood. Love. Chivalry. Battle. Treachery. Madness. Howard Pyle‘s epic compilation of The Story of King Arthur… Continue Reading

Unaccustomed Earth

By: Jhumpa Lahiri 2008 Fiction Subject Matter: Bengali Americans; Bengali; South Asian people; United States Rating: 4/5 Unaccustomed Earth reminded me how much I LOVE SHORT STORIES! Since college, I’ve stuck mostly to novels or nonfiction. But Jhumpa Lahiri‘s collection… Continue Reading

The Crimson Petal and the White

By: Michel Faber 2002 Fiction Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes Rating: 4/5   The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.… Continue Reading