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City of Girls

By Elizabeth Gilbert, A lively and spirited but long-winded coming-of-age story

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert came out earlier this month with a big splashy release. I read her huge bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love a long, long, long time ago. I think I remember enjoying most of it, but honestly it’s been so long I really don’t remember. You can read my notes on …

                             

The Goldfinch

By Donna Tartt, An Engrossing and Entertaining Dickensian Tale

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is a Bildungsroman (coming-of-age story) of a boy who survives a terrorist bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The bombing results in his mother’s death and, in the haze of the aftermath, him making off with her favorite …

                       

The Perfect Letter

By Chris Harrison, Unfortunately, A Very Bad Romance Novel

I’m about as close to an ideal reader could be for this book. I enjoy some chick lit from time to time, I’m a huge Bachelor and Bachelorette fan, I’m originally from Dallas, Texas (where the story is set), and read like a maniac. Moreover, out of loyalty and devotion, I pre-ordered a signed copy, …

                    

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey

By Gabrielle Zevin, A Cute But Imperfect Little Story

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikrey by Gabrielle Zevin is a cute but somewhat sappy little book, with a little melodrama thrown in. A.J. Fikrey is a touchy and argumentative bookstore owner on a small, touristy island town and recent widower. He walks in his store one day to find that a baby has been …

                             

The Rosie Project

By Graeme Simsion, A Lighthearted and Comedic Love Story for the Overly Logical

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a lighthearted, funny, and highly enjoyable love story for all the nerds out there. Professor Don Tillman is a geneticist with Asperger’s Syndrome who embarks on a project to find a “suitable mate” (the “Wife Project”). But instead, he gets sidetracked by a woman named Rosie and her …