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Piranesi

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke opens in a disorienting, alternate reality-type setting, with a main character who is submerged in waves in a grand house. The book then proceeds to unravel the mysteries behind this strange place over the next two hundred pages or so. If you’re into riddles and logic problems, you’ve probably come across …

           

One by One

One by One brings a group of people together and then has them slowly start to die off. They’re all with a company that makes a music app which allows users to listen to the music that other people are listening to. And they’re in the middle of an increasingly contentious debate about whether to …

           

Anxious People

Anxious People by Frederik Backman came out last week. I’ve been looking forward to it since I heard about it. I read A Man Called Ove, the novel that Backman is most well-known for, a while ago, and I was surprised that I liked it since “feel good” books are typically not my thing. I …

           

All the Devils Are Here

All the Devils are Here by Louise Penny is the sixteenth (16th!) book in Penny’s Chief Inspector Gamache series of books. This latest installment came out a couple weeks ago. I’ve never read anything by Louise Penny, so I’ve been wanting to read at least one of her books. This one is the most recent …

              

The Golem and the Jinni

In the Golem and the Jinni, Wecker has assembled a truly dazzling and inventive cast of characters, and the strength of her characters alone will probably be enough for many people to enjoy this book. There’s a master of the dark, mystical arts who seeks eternal life; there’s a a former doctor who is plagued …