Book Review

DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

Rating: 4.5 / 5 When I pulled the reading prompt to pick a book set in a rural area, a friend suggested DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones). I didn't know much about this one past the fact that it had won a Nobel Prize… Continue reading DRIVE YOUR PLOW OVER THE BONES OF THE DEAD by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones)

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LANNY by Max Porter

Rating: 4 / 5 I had heard some good and some mixed reviews about LANNY by Max Porter and a lot of fantastic things about his prior book but hadn't picked up either. I spotted this copy of LANNY at a local used bookstore early this year so decided to pick it up. Participating in… Continue reading LANNY by Max Porter

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THE MEMORY POLICE by Yōko Ogawa

Rating: 4 / 5 I have had THE MEMORY POLICE by Yōko Ogawa on my TBR for what feels like a long time after seeing a few great reviews, though I believe it was only translated into English from the original Japanese last year. With the return of the ability to pick up books at… Continue reading THE MEMORY POLICE by Yōko Ogawa

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THE DEEP by Rivers Solomon

Rating: 4.5 / 5 THE DEEP by Rivers Solomon has been on my list since it first came out, but I only recently ordered a copy. When paranormal/magical realism came up a a prompt during a recent readathon, this seemed like a perfect pick (it did help knowing it was on the short side and… Continue reading THE DEEP by Rivers Solomon

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CONFESSIONS by Kanae Minato

Rating: 4 / 5 I have seen a few reviews mentioning CONFESSIONS by Kanae Minato as a good, dark and twisty read so of course I had to add it to my TBR. Originally written in Japanese and translated by Stephen Snyder, it was the perfect pick for a book translated from an Asian language.… Continue reading CONFESSIONS by Kanae Minato

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THE OTHER AMERICANS by Laila Lalami

Rating: 4 / 5 I read and enjoyed Laila Lalami's THE MOOR'S ACCOUNT last year, so have been eager to read more from her. I've been admiring this gorgeous cover on THE OTHER AMERICANS since it first came out, so I was happy to finally pick up a copy! THE OTHER AMERICANS centers its narrative… Continue reading THE OTHER AMERICANS by Laila Lalami

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HOME FIRE by Kamila Shamsie

Rating: 4 / 5 As you can see, my copy of HOME FIRE by Kamila Shamsie has been very well broken in (it arrived pretty beat up from a used book distributor). I was a little bit disappointed in the condition when it arrived, but once I started reading the book I was completely enthralled… Continue reading HOME FIRE by Kamila Shamsie