Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Her profile swam toward me out of the darkness. I took in her eyes, bright but not feverish, as her lips slowly parted. "I had a dream." Desperate to keep the vicious nightmares at bay, Yeong-hye renounces the consumption of meat. To her, eating meat represents the violence that plagues the world and she is … Continue reading Book Review: The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Book Review: The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

The sudden cold butt of the gun against her temple surprised her. She didn't even let out a cry before the man grabbed her arm, and the letters fell from her hands, onto the unblemished snow. In Austria in 1938 the Nazi party is gaining a foot-hold and Kristoff is forced to witness Jewish families … Continue reading Book Review: The Lost Letter by Jillian Cantor

Instagram Giveaway: The Light We Lost + tea, candle and more

Hey blogosphere! I'm hosting a giveaway on my Instagram account @readvoraciously to share the must-read The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo (check out my review here). You will also win a bag of tea from Cozy Leaf, a rosemary lemon candle from Slow North and a packet of honey sticks from Bee Local. To enter see the rules in the caption … Continue reading Instagram Giveaway: The Light We Lost + tea, candle and more

Book Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

He was a shattered young man, Lydia often thought, haunted but harmless— a dust bunny blowing through the corners of the store. She liked having him around. “Joey?” The third floor was dim and peaceful. Lydia stepped into a familiar warren of tall wooden shelves and followed their angles and branches into different alcoves and … Continue reading Book Review: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Excerpt: The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro- via LennyLetter

Click here to read an excerpt from Julia Fierro's newest novel The Gypsy Moth Summer. Click here to see my review. Read voraciously

Book Review: The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

For now, they are young and beautiful, pure muscle and unblemished skin. They are in love— a faith that makes them tease death. They swing out over the sea cliffs clutching a tire tied to a tree; drop two tabs of acid and swim to the end of the ferry landing and back; drag race … Continue reading Book Review: The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro

Author Interview: Mandy Berman, author of Perennials

I was fortunate enough to snag a moment with Mandy Berman prior to the release of her first novel Perennials. Her debut deftly combines the simplicity of summer camp with the complexity of adolescent emotions, friendship, and femininity. For my full review click here.   I was so impressed with the variety of narratives in this … Continue reading Author Interview: Mandy Berman, author of Perennials