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Luster by Raven Leilani

On Reading “Luster” for the second time

I’ve read widely so far this year: some YA, a couple memoirs, even a holiday romance. But nothing that has blown me away—not in the sense that I held the book to my chest once I was finished, the way I have in the past. When I finished reading Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King, a little disappointed compared to how I felt after fawning all over Writers & Lovers in 2020, I knew that what I read next...

MY FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2020

I didn’t talk about books here on the blog much last year. I didn’t talk about much of anything, actually. But we know I love books, and so, naturally, I wanted to share some of my favorite books I read in 2020. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett — there’s a reason this book is as popular as it is. I read The Mothers years ago and loved it, and TVH was even better. Luster by Raven Leilani — I...

MY READING LIST FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

This has been a tough, strange year, and when things get tough I reach for things that comfort me. This could explain the jump in my caffeine consumption (highly probable that my seven-year-old doing distance-learning from home has affected this as well), but it certainly explains why I’ve been spending my spare time reading—often re-reading.  There are people out there who can’t stand the thought of reading a book they’ve already read (But there are SO many books out there...

whoa, i’ve read a lot of great books this year

There was Apartment, which I loved so intensely and immediately. Untamed, which I continue to recommend to every woman I have encountered since reading it. Writers & Lovers which I loved so much that I read it a second time six weeks later. There was Abandon Me by Melissa Febos and Stray by Stephanie Danler read in quick succession. These two books broke something off inside of me that I was happy to part with. The Vanishing Half and All...

The Best Books I Read all Year (the 2018 Edition)

Here are (in my humble opinion) the best books I read in 2018, in no particular order: PLACES I STOPPED ON THE WAY HOME — I read this book over a 24-hour period in two sittings. When I was done, I typed out a simple, one line review: Review to come when I catch my breath. Well, it took me nearly twenty days to find the words to describe how much I truly ADORED this book. Meg’s words touched me–her...