Memorial by Bryan Washington Rating - 4.5 out of 5 Memorial by Bryan Washington is about Benson and Mike who are a couple living in Houston, TX that have been together for 6 years. Except, they’re not sure why they’re together anymore. Mike, who is Japanese, is called back to Japan to care for his dying father just as his mother...
The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins Rating - 4 out of 5 In The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins, a retelling of Jane Eyre, Jane is an orphan with a checkered past looking for a new beginning. She finds one in Thornfield Estates, a high-class neighborhood, unlike any she has lived in before. She soon becomes entangled with Eddie Rochester, a...
Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan Rating - 3.88 out of 5 In Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan, Lucie Churchill loves Capri but does not like George Zao. The heiress finds his ways too disarming, his knowledge too deep and his mother too Asian. As a half-caucasian, half-American Born Chinese, he reflects back a part of herself that she has...
Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Rating - 4 out of 5 In Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, Galaxy “Alex” Stern is a survivor. She survived a traumatic childhood, the hauntings of the dead, the murder of her best friend, and now is surviving her freshman year at Yale. As a part of House Leathe, the ninth house, Stern is the protector...
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson Rating - 4.13 out of 5 In A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson, Pippa (Pip) Fitz-Amobi has a hunch. For her senior project, she looks into a closed murder-suicide of her classmates because of something amiss. As she digs deeper, it becomes obvious that someone does not want her...
The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West Rating - 4.75 out of 5 The Witches are Coming by Lindy West is a defining essay book from the Me Too era. With people becoming more aware of sexual violence and the internet trolling becoming more prevalent, West explores themes surrounding the world as it is now. West, with her signature conversational style...
The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel Rating - 4.63 out of 5 In the time before the 2008 financial crash, there is a hotel in Western Canada. Life at this hotel is disrupted one evening when the words ‘Why don’t you swallow broken glass?’ are scrawled on a window in acid. This one act brings together some of the...
Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid Rating - 5 out of 5 In Such a Fun Age, Alix Chamberlain, a successful feminist blogger, has always known the perfect way to ask for the things she wants in life. Asking has always opened doors for her and allowed her to build her brand. One day she sends her baby sitter, Emira...