Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

Rating: 5/5 This is an amazing read! Ng's characters are fully realized in this novel, the perfect time-line from start to finish. Interweaving a tale of women and their secrets, Ng unveils similarities between three women and daughters throughout the book in ways I would never have thought to suspect. The plot, although perhaps slow … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere ~Celeste Ng

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The Friend ~ Sigrid Nunez

Happy Early Book Birthday to The Friend! Pub date: Feb 6th Rating: 4.5/5 This is one weirdly meta book. Predominantly about grief told through the lens of a woman's relationship with a dog, this book was all over the place. However, that wasn't a bad thing for Nunez's story. Her characters felt full and realistic, … Continue reading The Friend ~ Sigrid Nunez

I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

Rating: 3/5 I definitely got what McNeil was trying to do here, subvert sexist and homophobic stereotypes by employing them in her plot, revealing their inefficacy and ultimately reminding readers to stay true to themselves. But I found I didn't love this story, despite wanting McNeil to succeed. None of the characters, but especially not … Continue reading I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl ~ Gretchen McNeil

The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. ~ Adele Waldman

Rating: 5/10 Well, this book was exactly as it sounds. The cover looked fun, and I often judge books by their covers, so I hoped I wouldn't be too disappointed, but even so my expectations were dashed to pieces. I expected short stories, but Waldman combined a series of romances together kind of sporadically, sometimes … Continue reading The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. ~ Adele Waldman

Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Anne Perkins

Rating: 7/10 Isla and the Happily Ever After is the third book in the series I've been reading by Perkins. As with Anna, Isla is a young girl attending boarding school in Paris, and predictably, this is a YA romance. (I've been really into these lately.) Isla has a best friend Kurt, whom she grew … Continue reading Isla and the Happily Ever After – Stephanie Anne Perkins