Walter’s Muse by Jean Davies Okimoto

Walter’s Muse by  Jean Davies Okimoto Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: I love titles like this. Walter’s Muse – it just sounds so.. perfect. I also recommend: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson Summary from GoodReads: It’s the first summer of her retirement and librarian Maggie Lewis is […]

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Heft by Liz Moore

Heft by Liz Moore Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: The cover caught my eye. I also recommend: The Bird Sisters by Rebecca Rasmussen Summary from GoodReads: Former academic Arthur Opp weighs 550 pounds and hasn’t left his rambling Brooklyn home in a decade. Twenty miles away, in Yonkers, seventeen-year-old Kel […]

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The Uncanny by Sigmund Freud

The Uncanny by Sigmund Freud Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: We’re applying Freud’s theory on the uncanny to texts we’re reading in my Monday night seminar at school. It’s fun! I also recommend: I really can’t think of anything to liken this to. Summary from GoodReads: Freud was fascinated […]

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: I have had this book pre-ordered for months.  I was SO happy to see it the day it arrived. I also recommend: The Last Summer of the Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork Summary from GoodReads: Diagnosed with […]

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Ranarok by A.S. Byatt

Ragnarok by A.S. Byatt Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: I keep wanting to get through one of A.S. Byatt’s books – so I decided to give this one a go since I love Norse mythology I also recommend: Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman Summary from GoodReads: […]

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Gillespie and I by Jane Harris

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: The reviews got me on this one – as well as the description. I also recommend: Island of Wings by Karen Altenberg Summary from GoodReads: As she sits in her Bloomsbury home, with her two birds for company, […]

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Delicacy by David Foenkinos

Delicacy by  David Foenkinos Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: The cover has Audrey Tautou on it.  That’s a big hook for me. I also recommend: Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea by Morgan Callan Rogers Summary from GoodReads: Reminiscent of novels by Nick Hornby, Muriel Barbery, and […]

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The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak

The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak Order from: IndieBound | The Book Depository |  Amazon   Reason for Reading: One of THE most beautiful covers I’ve seen in a long time. I also recommend: The Devil’s Queen by Jeanne Kalogridis Summary from GoodReads: Her name is Barbara—in Russian, Varvara. Nimble-witted and attentive, she’s allowed into the employ of […]

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