March 2017 Review | Just the Right Book! | The Atomic Weight of Love


Just the Right Book! is different than the other book subscriptions I’m reviewing this year in that a real life person actually picks a book out just for me – as opposed to picking out one book to go to all subscribers. There are numerous subscriptions to choose from. I choose a 12-month softcover subscription, which […]

Book Review | Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt by Yasmine El Rashidi


I don’t know if I’ve ever wanted to like a book more than I wanted to like Chronicle of a Last Summer: A Novel of Egypt by Yasmine El Rashidi but god damn did I not love this book. First of all, this is a novel that spans many decades and discusses several different Egyptian revolutions. The […]

Book Review | Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys


Between Shades of Gray came to me in a box from LitKit, which, SO SADLY, is now defunct. When I first saw the book I thought, “Uhh…what are they doing to me?” which is a terrible thing because this book was published before that other book that has “shades” and “gray” in the title. I […]

Book Review | All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


As many of you know, I started a project years ago to read all the Pulitzer Prize-winning novels. I managed to do so (and then took a shower to wash off all the white men goo all over me) and in an effort to keep up on that project, I read last year’s winner, All the […]

Book Review | The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead


Guys. Guys! Listen, guys: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is going to win all the awards. I have not read a book this fucking good and powerful and chilling in . . . well, I imagine it was about 1998 when I read Night by Elie Wiesel, which I thought about often while reading this god damn […]