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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 …

              

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 …

                       

Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4)

By Robert Galbraith, An intricate political and equestrian-themed Cormoran Strike novel from Rowling

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith, a pseudonym for J.K. Rowling, was released yesterday to much excitement. Like the Harry Potter novels that seemed to grow in size with each new release, Lethal White is the lengthiest of the Strike books, clocking in at a hefty 600+ pages. This book is the fourth installment in Rowling’s …

                 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman, A well-meaning and optimistic story about isolation and mental illness

I think pretty much everyone else has read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by now, or at least everyone among book bloggers, so I’m fairly late to this party. But I’ve been wanting to read less depressing stuff, and it’s never too late to enjoy a good book right? Right. Before I jump into the …