Book Review: Anxious People

Overall Rating: 5/5 A bank robber, multiple hostages, two police officers, a psychologist, and a whole lot of anxiety. At the core of Anxious People lies an intriguing mystery that arises when a bank robbery-turned-hostage situation is resolved, only for the perpetrator to have vanished into thin air. But beyond the question of who committedContinue reading “Book Review: Anxious People”

Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water

Overall Rating: 4/5 The Devil and the Dark Water has it all – a good old fashioned murder mystery, a foreboding merchant ship, and a divided microcosm of 1634 society that embarks upon an exceptionally dangerous voyage, setting up a thrilling adventure on the high seas that is sure to transport you outside of yourContinue reading “Book Review: The Devil and the Dark Water”

Book Review: The Midnight Library

Overall Rating: 3.5/5 Trigger warning: suicide, depression When Nora Seed attempts to take her own life, she finds herself in an in-between known as the midnight library. Filled with volumes of books that lay out her potential lives, Nora has the opportunity to confront her regrets and explore what life could have been like byContinue reading “Book Review: The Midnight Library”

Book Review: House of Earth and Blood

Overall Rating: 5/5 Sarah J. Maas does it again. I first read her books back in 2017 and despite the fact that I strongly associate them with taking the MCAT (it did not go well), they are some of my favorite books to this day. House of Earth and Blood might just be my absoluteContinue reading “Book Review: House of Earth and Blood”

Book Review: The Anatomy of Desire

Overall Rating: 4/5 Cleo Ray is a thriving fitness influencer who seems to have it all – a blossoming career, successful partner, and loyal followers. But the shocking death of 22-year old Beck Alden sets off a series of events that threatens everything that Cleo has worked for, forcing her to come face to faceContinue reading “Book Review: The Anatomy of Desire”

Book Review: Homegoing

Overall rating: 4.5/5 Homegoing was recommended to me by a friend when I shared with her my love for Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko, one of my favorite books from earlier this year. It has remained on my TBR list for months, but the critical acclaim that follows Yaa Gyasi’s stellar debut novel made me worryContinue reading “Book Review: Homegoing”

Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea

Overall rating: 4.5/5 It has been a long time since I have indulged in fantasy, and this book was the perfect novel to return to the genre. After all, Christmas is approaching, and what better way to embrace the festivity of the holiday season than with a book that is just as magical in spirit?Continue reading “Book Review: The House in the Cerulean Sea”

Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 I broke a cardinal rule with this book: I judged it by its cover. And I’m here now, hat in hand, to tell you just how wrong I was. Monique Grant is an aspiring writer who finds herself at the cusp of a breakthrough when Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo personally requests herContinue reading “Book Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo”

Book Review: The Searcher

Overall Rating: 4/5 Like so many others, I have spent the last few months dreaming about the day that I can travel again. I crave the bustle of an airport, the quietude of disconnecting during a long flight, and the excitement of exploring a place unknown…or really just any place that bears no resemblance toContinue reading “Book Review: The Searcher”

Book Review: Leave the World Behind

Overall Rating: 4/5 I stand firmly in the camp that film or TV adaptations of books rarely do them justice, but the chance of seeing what existed solely on paper and in my mind being translated to a screen far too tantalizing for me to turn away. Needless to say, when I saw the castingContinue reading “Book Review: Leave the World Behind”