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The Book of Two Ways

Jodi Picoult’s The Book of Two Ways drew me in with its premise involving Egyptology, long-lost love and multiple timelines. It’s one of those books that I knew right off the bat that I was a good reader for. In the story, the main character, Dawn, navigates two possible timelines for herself. There’s one where …

Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (pronounced Yah Jessi) is the sophomore novel from the author of Homegoing, her 2016 novel that has been widely lauded all around. Her new novel, Transcendent Kingdom, has been one of my most anticipated books of this year. I admit that part of my curiosity was just to see if …

Pachinko

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee has been on my reading list and sitting on my bookself, looking lovely and forlorn, for some time. With the wildfires, lightning storms and heat wave in Northern California, I decided to head to the coast for a spell and found some time to read it while chilling out in …

All Adults Here

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. …

The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett was on a lot of lists for highly anticipated books for 2020, but now it’s been picked up for an HBO limited series in a 7-figure deal. I really enjoyed this book, and I think it would be so fantastic as a television series, so I’m looking forward to …