Never Let Me Go

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.

The Little Locksmith: A Memoir

By: Katharine Butler Hathaway Nonfiction 1942 Subject Matter: American authors; 20th century; Biography; Pott’s disease; Patients; Women; Maine; Castine Rating: 5/5 The Little Locksmith is ostensibly a memoir about a young woman who purchases a house. In reality, it is… Continue Reading

Unaccustomed Earth

By: Jhumpa Lahiri Fiction 2008 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 Fiction 2002 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

I Can’t Tell You

By: Hillary Frank Fiction 2004 Subject Matter: Interpersonal relations; Elective mutism; Letters; Puns and punning; Colleges and universities; Family problems Rating: 3.5/5   I first read I Can’t Tell You sometime in middle school. And I’ve been recommending it ever… Continue Reading

Realignment, pt. 1

I have some really good memories from before. ***** I met Abby in the seventh grade. I don’t remember when exactly, but that was the year all the school zones got realigned, so we ended up at the same middle… Continue Reading