Book Review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

As a-ma said, every story, every dream, every waking minute of our lives is filled with one fateful coincidence after another. People and animals and leaves and fire and rain—we whirl around each other like handfuls of dried rice kernels being tossed into the sky. A single kernel cannot change its direction. It cannot choose to fly … Continue reading Book Review: The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See

Book Review: Florida by Lauren Groff

It is terribly true, even if the truth does not comfort, that if you look at the moon for long enough night after night, as I have, you will see that the old cartoons are correct, that the moon is, in fact, laughing. But it is not laughing at us, we lonely humans, who are … Continue reading Book Review: Florida by Lauren Groff

Book Review: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

The May Mothers are everywhere. Sometimes I stand at the window, peering out from behind the curtain, trying to get a bit of sunlight on my face, and then I see them. A few hours ago it was Yuko, waling on the shady side of the street, a yoga mat under her arm, ear buds … Continue reading Book Review: The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

Book Review: You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Like peering through your neighbor's curtain, Curtis Sittenfeld provides a glimpse into the lives of a variety of people and the situations that test their character in her newest work, You Think It, I'll Say It. The focus is majorly female which stories examining one-night-stands, early motherhood, the fraught nature of adolescent female interactions and … Continue reading Book Review: You Think It, I’ll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Book Review: The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Ours was a friendship forged when we were young, the kind that endures no matter what because losing it would be like losing an aspect of your own personality: your sense of humor or your ability to empathize. You wouldn't be the same person without your friend as your external hard drive. I know, because … Continue reading Book Review: The Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin

Giveaway: Books, tote, tea and more

Head over to my Instagram @readvoraciously to enter my giveaway to win a stack of books and a tote from G.P. Putnam Sons, a package of Reading Nook Blend tea from Plum Deluxe (review here), and a pair of socks from Socks and I (review here). There is a second place option for the tote, … Continue reading Giveaway: Books, tote, tea and more

Book Review: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

The next morning, the head ranger came in and offered Olive a box of doughnuts as if sugar might cushion the blow, and Jonathan got to watch his daughter’s face collapse inward as this weather-battered man uttered the words We’re calling off the search. The understanding hit him like a fist in the gut a … Continue reading Book Review: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown