Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Circle by Dave Eggers

Released: October 2013

I was thrilled about reading The Circle after reading its synopsis, which, by the way, did NOT accurately prepare me for what this novel was really about! I'm excited to see the movie coming out this April, which could actually be super cheesy unless they do a really great job with it!

The Circle is the mother of all Internet companies, not unlike Google. I'm sure Google was a major inspiration for Eggers.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch

Released: September 2016


While hunting for my next book to review, I couldn't resist grabbing Herman Koch's Dear Mr. M. I absolutely loved The Dinner, which I reviewed last fall, and was excited to see what the author could churn up in this novel. Plus, I love reading novels about authors. Authors have become much more interesting since I've started blogging, that's for sure!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

I Am No One by Patrick Flanery

Released: July 2016

Anyone who knows me pretty well knows where I stand in regards to privacy, surveillance, and Big Brother. I generally stay away from social media services and apps that get too personal (*cough* Facebook), and I don't post photos of myself anywhere on the Internet. That said, I was super excited when I initially read the synopsis for I Am No One by Patrick Flanery.

The novel's official synopsis (from Penguin/Random House) is as follows:

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I Take You by Eliza Kennedy

Released: May 2015

A few weeks ago when browsing titles for my next book review, it was hard to resist the bawdy, unconventional summary of I Take You by Eliza Kennedy. This debut novel sounded like a train wreck, and I was only too happy to see what it was all about.

I devoured this book within two days, and was utterly sad when it ended. It's so witty and hilarious that I literally laughed out loud every few pages, which I RARELY do!