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Little Fires Everywhere

By Celeste Ng, Arson, adoption and class divisions ignite tensions in a well-to-do town in Ohio

Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere has been high on my to-read list for a while, since its release back in the Fall of 2017. It’s gotten very good reviews, and it’s in development as a Hulu series (produced by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington). I held off on reading it because I had lukewarm feelings …

                       

The Silent Patient

By Alex Michaelides, A twisty psychological thriller

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides shows you exactly what type of book it’s aiming to be from the very first sentence: “Alicia Berenson was thirty-three years old when she killed her husband.” No messing around here. For people who like their thrillers-slash-mysteries to have twisty plots and straight-forward writing, this recent release is one …

                             

Where the Crawdads Sing

By Delia Owens, A coming-of-age crime drama about a girl growing up alone in the marshes of North Carolina

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens opens with a picture of a map and the discovery of a dead body in the marshes of North Carolina. I was intrigued when I saw it in the bookstore, but avoided reading it for a while. I love Reese Witherspoon’s movies — I even bought a signed …

                    

The Devil in the White City

By Erik Larson, The fascinating story of an architect, a serial killer and the 1893 World Fair in Chicago

When I first moved to Chicago for grad school, we were assigned The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson as recommended summer reading. It was an apt choice — our building is located along the Midway Plaisance which served as the entertainment area for the 1893 World’s Fair featured in the book. According …

                       

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. Before I jump into the review itself, can we please talk about how much nicer the UK cover is in comparison to the US cover? I …