Tag Archives: Literature

My Weekend’s Booked #12: The Dog Who Saved Me by Susan Wilson

Dog lovers are amazing, passionate people who pour their hearts into their passion. I have two pups of my own, and I honestly like them more than people most days. However, I find that passion often translates in literature into cloying dog stories with passages including the words “love” and “happy” on every page. Since…

The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

For my first book club meeting, one of the women in the group recommended The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. It would not have been my first choice to read, but then that is the beauty of book clubs: they force you to get outside your literary comfort zone. A well…

The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier

A couple weeks back I experienced the writing of Daphne du Maurier for the first time. Taking a chance, I dove blindly into her novel Rebecca, and was confronted with a book that I could not put down. Manderley has haunted my thoughts since: the mysteriousness of the setting and the characters who dwell within.…

Impossible Views of the World by Lucy Ives

Impossible Views of the World is a novel written by Lucy Ives and the first work I have read by the author. Middle aged Stella Krauss is having a terrible week. Working at an art museum in New York City her life is falling apart. Her divorce from Whitt has been messy, her colleagues aren’t…

My Weekend’s Booked #9: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Have you ever plunged into a book with blind faith? This week I read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier with absolutely no context. Originally published in 1938 I had seen no reviews, did not read the synopsis, all I had to base my judgement off of was the cover. Rebecca also boasts the rare distinction…

Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre edited by Tracy Chevalier

I have read and reviewed some amazing short story collections this summer by Elizabeth Strout and Haruki Murakami. So naturally, I dived into Reader, I Married Him with high expectations. The short story collection is based off of the closing line to the ever lovely Jane Eyre, and is a compilation of twenty one authoresses…

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

I was skimming my library’s bookshelves before my recent trip (sans husband ironically enough) when I stumbled across  Men Without Women (女のいない男たち) by Haruki Murakami. I had read his memoir What I Talk About When I Talk About Running Summer 2014 (literally to the day that this is being written), and fell in love with…