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All Adults Here

By Emma Straub, A lighthearted beach read about inclusivity and acceptance

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. …

           

If It Bleeds

By Stephen King, A (mostly) delightfully creepy collection of novellas

Stephen King’s If it Bleeds is a collection of four novellas that was released in April 2020. I’ve been getting really into watching Stephen King adaptations now that I’m spending all my time sheltered-at-home, so it’s turning me into more and more of a Stephen King fan. Not all of his stuff is to my …

                             

Long Bright River

By Liz Moore, An intimate family drama about substance abuse wrapped up in a mystery-thriller package

Long Bright River by Liz Moore came out last month, and I put it on my shortlist because I figured a family-type drama with mystery elements would be right up my alley. I’d actually never heard of Liz Moore before this, but this book was a Good Morning America book club pick, so it popped …

                    

Olive, Again

By Elizabeth Strout, a darker, but more hopeful addendum to Strout's Pultizer Prize winning novel Olive Kitteridge

Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout is the follow-up to her 2008 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Olive Kitteridge. I recently just did a re-read of the first book, check out my thoughts on Olive Kitteridge here. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. Olive, Again picks up right …

                    

American Dirt

By Jeanine Cummins, a controversial novel about a timely and important topic

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins has been the most talked about novel of the new decade so far (though keep in mind that I’m writing this in January 2020), for both good reasons and bad. It was sold in what was reported to be a seven-figure deal and has a movie in the works. It …