Tag Archives: Atria Books

No Land to Light On by Yara Zgheib

This is the first story I read this year that truly resonated with me. No Land to Light On is the story of a young Syrian couple who became separated because of Trump’s ruthless and controversial Muslim ban that went into effect on 27 January 2017. Hadi, a Syrian refugee in the US, had gone […]

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily R. Austin

This novel reminded me so much of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Quite like Eleanor, Gilda, the protagonist of Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead, is an eccentric. Gilda, a recently laid-off twenty-something bookseller, suffers from severe anxiety and is obsessed with death after being traumatized as a child by the passing of […]

Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman

Millie Gogarty is an octogenarian living in the small town of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. Her husband and most of her friends have passed away, and she is lonely, so to keep boredom at bay and add a little bit of excitement to her life, she has started shoplifting! The problem is she has done it […]

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman (Book Vs. Movie)

I joined a new book club recently and A Man Called Ove was the book chosen for our inaugural meeting. I bought the book when its movie adaptation got nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at Oscars. But I never got around reading it, so this worked out perfect for me! A Man Called […]

In the Midst of Winter by Isabel Allende

On a chilly Saturday night, during a winter snowstorm, Richard Bowmaster hits the road in a rush to take his cat, Très to the veterinarian. Richard is a sixty-something professor at the New York University who lives a solitary life in his brownstone apartment in Brooklyn with his four cats as his sole companions. So […]

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo first came under my radar when it got nominated for Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Historical Fiction 2017. I was so intrigued by the title, and I wanted to know who was the greatest love of Evelyn Hugo out of all her seven husbands. But when I started reading […]