Category: 20 Books of Summer 2016

20 Books of Summer 2016: Wrap-up

I read 20 books this summer! If only they were all on my queue… but I’m excited to have met my summer goal even if I strayed widely from my initial summer reading list. I learned the same lessons as last year: 1) Don’t…

Review: Americanah

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is brilliantly, beautifully written with a clear and incisive voice. I didn’t like the half-hearted, predictable romance between Ifemelu and Obinze, but this was a smaller part of the book than the first few chapters and dust jacket would have…

Review: The Bone Clocks

Wow. The toughest aspect of the 20 Books of Summer reading challenge hosted by Cathy746books isn’t the reading, it’s the blogging. David Mitchell’s The Bone Clocks is mind-blowingly layered and fantastic. “Wow” pretty well covers my reaction, but I suspect you’d like more information……

Review: My Uncle Oswald

I still read The Best of Roald Dahl and hold it up as the “best collection of short fiction (by a single author).” When I needed a gift for a friend, I gave her this collection accompanied by My Uncle Oswald. There’s an Oswald…

Review: My Cousin Rachel

I don’t give much thought to the order in which I read books, but I’m starting to realize that the order in which I read an author’s books shapes my opinion of that author and their style. Having read Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca and…