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Educated

By Tara Westover, a personal journey about a childhood in a survivalist home

Educated, by Tara Westover, was one of the bestselling books on 2018 and has continued to top the charts even now, despite being released over a year ago. I put it on my to-read list thanks to Bill Gate’s book blog, and Ellen Degeneres read it after Michelle Obama recommended it to her. Point is, …

                 

A Place for Us

By Fatima Farheen Mirza, A powerful 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 …

                          

Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng, An empathetically-told story of a family trying to make sense of a tragedy

Everything I Never Told You is Celeste Ng’s debut novel. It’s a slim book about a family struggling to make sense of the death of their daughter, Lydia. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. In Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, a teenage girl …

                       

The Dinner

By Herman Koch, A Disappointing and Amateurish Book About Two Families and a Difficult Situation

The Dinner by Herman Koch takes place over the course of one dinner between two couples. The males at the table are brothers, one of whom is a prominent and recognizable politician, and, along with their wives, they have agreed to meet at an upscale restaurant to discuss an incident involving their teenage sons. A …

                          

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini, A Moving, Heart-breaking, Powerful Story of Survival

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of two Afghan women whose lives are molded and refracted in the tumult of events in recent Afghan history — the Soviet invasion beginning in 1979, the Civil War, the reign of the Taliban, and the beginnings of the Karzai administration. It’s a powerful, moving, …