Category Archives: I Read

Less by Andrew Sean Greer

Follow Arthur Less, a failed novelist, as he goes on an around-the-world trip to half-baked literary events in order to avoid the wedding of his most recent boyfriend. As he bumbles his ways through all sorts of predicaments in various … Continue reading

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Children of Blood and Bone: Legacy of Orïsha by Tomi Adeyemi

In this first novel of the soon-to-continue series, Zélie fights against the horrible king alongside her brother and a rebel princess to bring magic back to Orïsha. I really liked this novel’s concept, world, culture, and language. So the fact … Continue reading

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Circe by Madeline Miller

When I was looking for something unique to read, a book list (Esquire’s, I think) recommended this novel. I hadn’t read anything about the Greek gods since my university days. I enjoyed returning to the lore because this novel is … Continue reading

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French Exit by Patrick deWitt

High-society Frances and her fully grown yet needy son, Malcolm, leave NYC behind for Paris. Small Frank, the cat, also makes the voyage—yes, they take a ship—since Frances believes he holds the spirit of her dead husband who was a … Continue reading

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The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon

Phoebe and Will meet and begin a love affair during their first year of university. But both of them have demons they’re trying to get away from. Phoebe blames herself for her mom’s death. Will waits tables to make ends … Continue reading

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Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden

Annie Bird regularly visits her uncle, Will, a former Cree bush pilot as he lies in a coma in Moose Factory, Ontario’s hospital. She tells him of her plight to find her missing sister, Suzanne. His accounts of his life … Continue reading

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Warlight by Michael Ondaatje

This latest novel from Ondaatje is broken into two sections. The first tells of teenagers Rachel and Nathaniel who are deserted by their parents in 1945 London and put in the care of an odd man, known as The Moth.  … Continue reading

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