Tag: novel

Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom (2020) by Yaa Gyasi – Fiction  Rating: 5/5  I don’t know if there is a word for it – but Transcendent Kingdom is one of those books where nothing happens. There isn’t necessarily a plot or a villain or something to overcome. But it is probably the most beautiful book I have read…

Read more Transcendent Kingdom

Shadow of Night

Shadow of Night (2012) by Deborah Harkness – Fiction  Book Two of the All Souls Trilogy  Rating: 4/5 Shadow of Night is the second book in Deborah Harkness’s All Souls Trilogy. I wrote a review of the first book, A Discovery of Witches, earlier this year. If you would like to remain completely spoiler free,…

Read more Shadow of Night

Hidden Valley Road

Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker (2020) – Nonfiction  Rating: 4/5 I have always been a vivid dreamer.  While not in exact detail, I have always been able to easily recall them the next morning. Most of my dreams revolve around the usual  – falling or being chased or elaborate imaginings. Those never frightened me.…

Read more Hidden Valley Road

The Great Alone

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah (2017) – Fiction  4/5 This book has been on my reading list for a while and what a time to read a book set in the backdrop of Alaskan isolation than right now. While my self-distancing is no where near the level of what it is like to settle…

Read more The Great Alone

Afterlife

Afterlife by Julia Alvarez (2020) – Fiction 4/5 Grief is a weird thing. Afterlife by Julia Alvarez captures this elusive but universal feeling. This book touched me in spots that are still sore. I’ve lost two close family members in the past year which is more than I have really experienced in a long time.…

Read more Afterlife