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A Man Called Ove

By Frederik Backman, A sweet, uplifting and surprisingly funny story about a grumpy old man called Ove

By now, many many positive reviews of A Man Called Ove have been written, it’s been turned into a movie and is soon likely to be re-adapted by Tom Hanks, plus the author has gone on to write other well-received novels. In short, I knew it was a sure thing. I read it mostly because …

           

A Place for Us

By Fatima Farheen Mirza, A sympathetic and well-crafted, but uneven family saga

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza has been the belle of the ball lately, adorned in a gilded gold and violet cover and making the rounds with Sarah Jessica Parker in a full-out promotional blitz, complete with stylish matching totes. Parker chose the book for her inaugural release for SJP for Hogarth, a …

                 

Sourdough

By Robin Sloan, A cheerful and fun book for tech and food lovers

I approached Sourdough by Robin Sloan with great trepidation. I read his debut novel, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, a long time ago and have been recommending it to people fairly liberally ever since. But part of what I loved about it was the charm and uniqueness of the book, and I was worried it would …

              

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr, A lyrical and moving story of two kids in German-occupied France during WWII

I read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr some time ago, back when it was only available in hardback. I carted that hefty chunk of text over to a coffee shop to read. I remember feeling a little intimidate by the sheer weight of the book, only to be surprised as the …

              

The Last Black Unicorn

By Tiffany Haddish, If you're curious at all, you should just read it

I first really noticed Tiffany Haddish when I saw a clip of her on Drunk History talking about the story the Monuments Men is based on. If you haven’t seen it, take a look cause it’s pretty entertaining. Her book, The Last Black Unicorn, is more than that, though. It’s also inspirational and heartbreaking and …