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An American Marriage

By Tayari Jones, A affecting novel about a love story and a wrongful conviction

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones is about a young couple stuck in a love triangle in the wake of a wrongful incarceration. The book has received praise from Barack Obama, and Oprah patronized the book via inclusion in her omnipresent book club. I actually picked it up based on a misunderstanding of what the …

              

Bookish Wrap-up October 6, 2018

Happy Spooktober, Bibliophiles! Hope everyone is enjoying their scary, Halloween-themed reads. I haven’t settled on a perfect Halloween-ish book yet (maybe Practical Magic?), but I’ve been watching Castle Rock (the Stephen King TV adaptation) which has been okay. Anyway, here’s what new: New from The Bibliofile If you’re needing some ideas, here’s a list of …

              

Peril at End House

By Agatha Christie, A classic Hercule Poirot mystery

Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot mysteries occupy a very special place close to my heart. They are, in my opinion, reliably enjoyable, and at this point I’m not really sure how many I’ve read or which ones exactly they are. I was assigned The Labours of Hercules to read in Latin class during middle school, but …

                    

The Bear and the Nightingale

By Katherine Arden, A distinctive and enchanting book based in Russian folklore

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden is one of those books that not everyone seems to know about, but everyone who’s read it seems to love it. It’s a novel based in Russian folk tales, history and culture, and it’s the first book of her Winternight trilogy. The second book is The Girl …