The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder Rating - 5 out of 5 When the half sister of Alice and Paul announces her wedding in England, they are furious. How dare she involve them in her potential yet superior happiness? The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder unpacks a dysfunctional family going through a wedding...
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Rating -  4.7 out of 5 Alina Starkov is an orphan in the Kingdom of Ravka who has always blended in. One fateful day when she is brought into the Unsea, a dark no-man's-land filled with monsters she shows that she is a Grisha, with special powers. Upon this discovery, Alina is swept up into...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...