Monthly Archives: July 2017

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | COVENTRY – HELEN HUMPHREYS

  I went into this book not knowing what to expect. I really just picked it up on a whim since it’s such a small book and I was curious to find out what it was all about. It’s the story of Maeve, who is a firewatcher on Coventry Cathedral the fateful night (November 14, 1940) when Coventry was bombed… Read more »

MAN BOOKER PRIZE | 2017 LONGLIST & MY TBR

  It’s that time of year again – Man Booker season! The longlist has been announced – and there are (surprisingly, given my current residence under a literary rock) some titles on the list I recognize, including my current read! Because I’ve been MIA in the book world for much of the past year and a half, I have a… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY – MARY ANN SHAFFER & ANNIE BARROWS

  I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for… I don’t even know how long, but definitely years. And it’s not like I didn’t know it would be good. I’d been told. Several times, and by a few different people whose opinions of books I trust. So I have no idea why I waited so long to finally pick it… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | I HUNT KILLERS – BARRY LYGA

  I’ve had this on my shelf for a very long time, and when I was going through my hidden books on one of the double-stacked shelves looking for some to get rid of, I figured I might as well give this one a try. It’s the story of Jasper Dent, whose father is the most notorious serial killer in… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | LOVE, NINA: DESPATCHES FROM FAMILY LIFE – NINA STIBBE

  After having this on my shelf since shortly after its release, I finally picked it up because I found out it had been adapted to a mini-series starring Helena Bonham Carter. As most of us do, I prefer to read the book before watching the adaptation, so I figured I might as well get around to giving it a… Read more »

BOOK BLOGGER HOP | MY LOVE OF READING IN ONE SENTENCE

  This Week’s Prompt: In one sentence, describe your passion for reading. Reading has allowed me to see myself, other people, and the world in different ways and has given me a way to escape boredom and pain. Well, that was a short one! I’d love to hear your own one-sentence summary of your reading life – share in the… Read more »

THE SUNDAY REVIEW | DEAR IJEAWELE, OR A FEMINIST MANIFESTO IN FIFTEEN SUGGESTIONS – CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

  This was the perfect book at the perfect time. I loved Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book We Should All Be Feminists – it was so matter of fact and to the point. It didn’t second guess itself or feel the need for justification or apology – it simply stated how things are, and in doing so cut straight to the truth… Read more »