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All Adults Here

By Emma Straub, A lighthearted beach read about inclusivity and acceptance

I knew Emma Straub’s All Adults Here would likely be a fun, light read so it was an obvious choice to take to lake-side park for a picnic on the weekend. I didn’t end up feeling very strongly about it, but it was a pleasant enough read for the day if you read it uncritically. …

           

Such a Fun Age

By Kiley Reid, A novel examining "woke" racism and privilege

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid came out in late 2019 with some pretty solid buzz, but some mixed reviews. I’ve seen people who loved it, but others have had really lukewarm reactions. So, I was curious to see for myself, but it’s been low on my list of priorities. However, I came across …

                             

Long Bright River

By Liz Moore, An intimate family drama about substance abuse wrapped up in a mystery-thriller package

Long Bright River by Liz Moore came out last month, and I put it on my shortlist because I figured a family-type drama with mystery elements would be right up my alley. I’d actually never heard of Liz Moore before this, but this book was a Good Morning America book club pick, so it popped …

                    

Olive, Again

By Elizabeth Strout, a darker, but more hopeful addendum to Strout's Pultizer Prize winning novel Olive Kitteridge

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout is the follow-up to her 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Olive Kitteridge. I recently just did a re-read of the first book, check out my thoughts on Olive Kitteridge here. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. Olive, Again picks up right …

                    

American Dirt

By Jeanine Cummins, a controversial novel about a timely and important topic

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins has been the most talked about novel of the new decade so far (though keep in mind that I’m writing this in January 2020), for both good reasons and bad. It was sold in what was reported to be a seven-figure deal and has a movie in the works. It …