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The Wife Upstairs

In The Wife Upstairs, Rachael Hawkins reimagines the classic gothic novel Jane Eyre as a Southern Gothic thriller set in Alabama. It’s in some ways successful, less so in others. On the plus side, The Wife Upstairs borrows from Jane Eyre, but modernizes and twists the story in interesting ways. A lot of the base …

The Push

I was really impressed by The Push by Ashley Audrain. It wasn’t a book I was expecting to like, much less one that I’d be eager to recommend to others. I actually only read it because one of my book clubs put it on the docket, and I wanted to be able to participate. I …

Conversations with Friends

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney came out back in 2017, but I’ve been curious about it ever since Normal People gained such popularity. I didn’t like Normal People, but plenty of other people did (or at least they liked the Hulu adaptation of it). I guess I was just wondering how I’d feel about …

Caste

Caste by Isabel Wilkerson was released in the fall of last year to great acclaim. Wilkerson previously authored The Warmth of Other Suns, and she is also the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism. I should start by disclosing that I’m not an unbiased reader of this book. Isabel Wilkerson is …

The Midnight Library

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig has been described as an uplifting book for book lovers, and it involves alternate realities so that automatically piqued my interest. I’ve been busy with some other projects and life stuff, plus struggling to get through some more “downer” type books, so I thought I’d switch to this one …