What I’m Reading

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

That’s two for two with this author! I think Cloud Atlas is a bit more successful, mostly because of Part V of The Bone Clocks, and because the ending is jarringly bleak and terrifying, with an absolute worst-case-scenario dystopian future that made me want to move to Iceland tout de suite. Mitchell has said his…

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Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith

Pretty sure this is the first book I’ve ever read where I got to the final scene and—WHILE I WAS READING THE LAST PAGE—thought… “I’m gonna need to read this again.” I haven’t loved a book this much, in this way, in a really long time. Weird Asian fiction is where I want to live…

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Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

This book gave me a lot to think about. It was on just about every ‘Best of 2020’ list I came across, and it took MONTHS to get it from my local library—and now that I’ve finished it, I understand why. It’s definitely going to be on my ‘Best of 2021’ list. I honestly don’t…

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I Did Not Like “Good Omens”

Unpopular opinion (in nerd-land at least): I thought Good Omens was boring. The book AND the show. I tried! I wanted to like it! I loved Neverwhere and American Gods! I really enjoyed Stardust and The Ocean at the End of The Lane! I’m a Gaiman fan through and through! But just because I’m a…

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