Beautiful writing, beautiful story, beautiful book. I really don't know too much Greek mythology, but I didn't need to in order to appreciate the wonderfulness that is Circe and her story. One of the best books I've read this year, and certainly a new all-time favorite.
A masterpiece! Cyril Avery's story, told in seven year increments from his birth up until the end, made me cry and snort-laugh-out-loud.
I haven't been this excited about a book since All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr came out. Homegoing is an incredibly impressive piece of writing and I can't wait for the rest of the world to read it. Yaa Gyasi is inspiring and truly talented.
A re-imagining of Jane Eyre - if she was a serial killer. She's bad ass!
Set in Alaska in the 1920s, a husband and wife are drifting apart. Unable to have their own child, they create one out of snow one night and it changes their whole lives. Full of rich imagery and wonderful characters, Eowyn Ivey has written a beautiful fairytale that really reaches out and holds your heart.
*** coming out in October! **** It's chilling AND full of feminist awesome-ness!
I'm not a fan of the cover, but the inside is AWESOME!
An intern has an affair with the married congressman - and only she takes the heat from it. Sound familiar??? It's a timely story and full of wit, too bad the cover doesn't do the book justice.
I'm truly obsessed with this author, but this is the first book in my favorite series. Amazing fantasy, incredible world building, and unforgettable characters. This series packs a serious punch and I can't stop talking about it.
Ivey alternates between the journal entries of Colonel Allen Forrester while he explores uncharted territory in Alaska and the diary of his pregnant wife Sophie, who is stuck at the military barracks until he returns. I was enthralled with the vivid descriptions of the Alaskan landscape, the characters, and the magical elements Ivey weaves into this story. I couldn't put it down (and it made me want to go to Alaska, somewhere I've never been!).
This book is now one of my all time favorite reads. And the audiobook is stellar, too. I could re-read (or listen to) this again, and again, and again and never get bored. I love Lazlo Strange!
Right up there with my all-time favorites. I'd never part with my copies of these books. I'll probably be buried with them, to be honest.