Review: Ask Again, Yes

Mary Beth Keane’s latest novel is a sprawling family saga that explores the ways in which the people and places we come from affect who we are. In Ask Again, Yes Keane introduces readers to young newlyweds Francis Gleeson and Lena Teobaldo and Brian and Anne Stanhope. Francis and Brian are both police officers in the NYPD hoping to separate their young families from the violence … Continue reading Review: Ask Again, Yes

Review: Machines Like Me

There are few authors currently writing whose work I anticipate more than Ian McEwan’s. With a literary legacy that includes titles such as Amsterdam, Black Dogs, and Atonement, McEwan has certainly set a high bar for himself, and so it was with mixed excitement at the prospect of a new masterpiece and apprehensions of a missed mark that I picked up his newest work. Set in an alternate-history … Continue reading Review: Machines Like Me

Review: Stay Up With Hugo Best

Erin Somers’s debut novel about a comedy writer trying to break into the NYC comedy scene provides a witty and gritty look at what seeking success looks like for young women in male-dominated industries. June Bloom is approaching thirty, living with a roommate in Bushwick, and re-evaluating her life decisions after she loses her job as a writer on Stay Up With Hugo Best. She … Continue reading Review: Stay Up With Hugo Best

Review: Daisy Jones & the Six

Daisy Jones & The Six has been one of the most anticipated novels of the spring, garnering a spot on the New York Times bestseller list, a Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine pick, and an Amazon limited series adaptation produced by Reese herself. With Bohemian Rhapsody captivating audiences and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper lighting fires with their onscreen chemistry in A Star is Born, it is … Continue reading Review: Daisy Jones & the Six

TBR: April

Happy spring everybody! I know it’s technically been spring for a while now, but it’s only just starting to feel like it here in NYC with sunshine and sixty degree days. This month we’re not only celebrating the change in season, but also National Poetry Month. Check out the list below for the reads I’m most excited about this month. The Octopus Museum – Brenda Shaughnessy … Continue reading TBR: April

Review: Gingerbread

Helen Oyeyemi’s newest masterpiece defies categorization. I picked up Gingerbread expecting a Hansel and Gretel re-telling, or, perhaps a family saga in the vein of Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. What I got instead was the most curious, befuddling, and scrumptious fairytale that I never could have imagined. At one point Harriet describes her first taste of the famous Lee gingerbread as … Continue reading Review: Gingerbread