Book Review | The Thorn and the Blossom by Theodora Goss


I received The Thorn and the Blossom from the publisher and was immediately intrigued by the unique accordion binding, which makes for a really unique way to read both sides in this love story. It’s better explained in this short video. While I did immediately love the packaging, I was also a bit apprehensive about […]

Book Review | Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters


In a word, Bedbugs was flawless. I loved every frightening and overwhelming page. The marketing fellow at Quirk Books was kind enough to send me an advance copy and thank goodness he did because I would likely have missed this book, which will certainly go down as one of my favorites of the year. The […]

Book Review | Blueprints for Building Better Girls by Elissa Schappell


I want to buy 1,000 copies of Blueprints for Building Better Girls and hand them out to random passersby on the streets. I want this book to be read, immediately, by everyone I’ve ever known or will ever know. This is incredible stuff. Easily the best book I’ve read this year. Possibly the best book […]

Book Review | The Jungle by Upton Sinclair


The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a book that I wish I’d read years ago. The lessons contained within are heartbreaking, unimaginable and essential. The writing was precise, descriptive and affecting. While I didn’t exactly enjoy this incredibly depressing book, it was one of the most powerful books I’ve read. I know that many reviews […]

Book Review | The Mistress’s Revenge by Tamar Cohen


I’m so thankful I received The Mistress’s Revenge via the Goodreads First Reads program because otherwise I would likely never have come across this indescribably powerful book. Sally and Clive had a 5 year affair. Both of them were partnered and both of them made plans to leave their partners to be together. Clive put […]