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Turbulence by David Szalay

In this novella by the Man Booker-shortlisted novelist, David Szalay, we get a dozen of loosely connected stories about people who are mostly strangers, crisscrossing through the world. In each chapter, its protagonist meets the person who will be central to the next story set in a whole new location, until it comes to a […]

The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs

This is going to be a short review as I’m not sure where I stand with this book. Although The Bone Code can be read as a standalone, it is the twentieth book in the Temperance (Tempe) Brennan series. This is the series that inspired the TV show Bones, which is how I became interested in it. The Bone […]

The Startup Wife by Tahmima Anam

The Startup Wife, which calls attention to the gender imbalance and sexism in the tech world, is another one of the recently published novels with a plausible plot. Asha Ray, daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants, is pursuing her PhD at Columbia when she reconnects with Cyrus Jones, her high school crush, and marries him after dating […]

House of Sticks by Ly Tran

Ly’s moving memoir, written with much candor, is about growing up in a Vietnamese American household in Queens, New York. Ly, the youngest, and the only girl, in a family of four children, was a toddler when her parents migrated to the USA as refugees from rural Vietnam in 1993. From the beginning, their life […]

Cheat Day by Liv Stratman

This book was not for me.  In Cheat Day, Kit and David have been together for twelve years and married for over seven. They are in their thirties, live in Kit’s childhood home in Brooklyn and have a stable marriage. The plot begins when the couple embarks on a new dietary program called Radiant Regimen. Although […]

Milk Fed by Melissa Broder

I’m having great luck with new releases this year so far! Milk Fed was the fourth hot out of the press book that I read, and it was another four-star read for me. Milk Fed‘s protagonist, Rachel, is an aspiring comic in Los Angeles, with a daytime job at a talent agency. She is twenty-four […]

Bear Necessity by James Gould-Bourn

This charming debut reminded me of Jaclyn Moriarty’s Gravity is the Thing which I devoured last year. Similar to Gravity is the Thing, Bear Necessity is a delightfully uplifting novel about overcoming the loss of a loved one, and it hit the perfect tone for me as I’m not in the mood for difficult-reads these […]

Three Things About Elsie by Joanna Cannon

Three Things About Elsie received rave reviews when it was first published in the UK at the beginning of this year. A lot of readers across the pond wanted to see it in the Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist, although, unfortunately, it didn’t make it. But in any case, their gushing praises were enough to […]