A breathtakingly beautiful memoir about illness, healing, grief, and embracing the unexpected turns one's life takes.
I absolutely loved this! The writing is perfect, there are so many amazing lines in here. I was torn between wanting to take my time and savor it, or just blazing through. Once I got to “The Trap” I had no choice but to just keep going. This is a book that I didn’t know I deeply needed.
If you're looking for a book to lose yourself in, this is the one. I was hooked from the first page and read this in a weekend. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is a sprawling magical epic that traverses time and place. Promised to a man in an arranged marriage in 1700s France, Addie craves her freedom. She prays to the gods for an escape and ends up making a deal with one who answers. The devil’s in the details though: She gets out of the marriage, but her freedom and her life ends up looking very different from what she imagined.
A charming retelling of Kenneth Grahame's The Reluctant Dragon featuring a bookish rabbit and his Shakespeare-loving dragon friend. I adore the illustrations!
If you love the music of the late 60s and 70s, the folky rock stars of Laurel Canyon, and the Newport Folk Festival, this is for you. A well-told story, clearly inspired by Joni Mitchell and James Taylor, that shows that often the most damaged people make the most beautiful art and how those people find their voices.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is back doing what she does best, hooking you immediately and pulling you into her characters' world. I love that she connected this book to The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. The 80's are in full swing in this book and the construction of the narrative as hours in a single day is brilliant.
This is the start of a brilliant new MG fantasy series. Move over, Harry Potter. It's time for some #blackgirlmagic
This was a super fun read but also touches on racism and class issues with a deft hand. Can't wait for the next one!
I'm a sucker for bookish books! Give me a book about a bookshop or library and I'm in! This reminded me of a middle grade version of The Eyre Affair and any comparison to Jasper Fforde is one of the highest compliments I can give.
A gorgeously written fantasy set during the Spanish Inquisition in the last Muslim stronghold in Granada. The prose is beautiful and visceral and its easy to draw connections from the fall of this great civilization to what's happening in the world today.
This short but powerful novel addresses the plight of undocumented immigrants from multiple angles, from the lengths a family will go to stay together even when they’re apart to the dangers they face daily.
Such a weird and wonderful book that centers around a mystical sourdough starter. Perfect for foodies or anyone who likes a touch of magical realism.