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The Goldfinch

An Engrossing and Entertaining Dickensian Tale, By Donna Tartt

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is a Bildungsroman (coming-of-age story) of a boy who survives a terrorist bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The bombing results in his mother’s death and, in the haze of the aftermath, him making off with her favorite […]

The Perfect Letter

Unfortunately, A Very Bad Romance Novel, By Chris Harrison

I’m about as close to an ideal reader could be for this book. I enjoy some chick lit from time to time, I’m a huge Bachelor and Bachelorette fan, I’m originally from Dallas, Texas (where the story is set), and read like a maniac. Moreover, out of loyalty and devotion, I pre-ordered a signed copy, […]

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey

A Cute But Imperfect Little Story, By Gabrielle Zevin

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey by Gabrielle Zevin is a cute but somewhat sappy little book, with a little melodrama thrown in. A.J. Fikrey is a touchy and argumentative bookstore owner on a small, touristy island town and recent widower. He walks in his store one day to find that a baby has been […]

The Rosie Project

A Lighthearted and Comedic Love Story for the Overly Logical, By Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a lighthearted, funny, and highly enjoyable love story for all the nerds out there. Professor Don Tillman is a geneticist with Asperger’s Syndrome who embarks on a project to find a “suitable mate” (the “Wife Project”). But instead, he gets sidetracked by a woman named Rosie and her […]

Love and Houses

A Funny and Endearing Story of Love and, of Course, Houses, By Marti Leimbach

I recently re-read this book, which I picked up randomly from the shelves of the public library almost 15 years ago. I think I probably thought the cover was cute. But I remembered it and bought it a while back off Amazon since I’d really enjoyed it the first time around. It’s hard to explain […]