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!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

I, Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis
Released: October 2006

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I fell in love with this genre several years ago when I read The Autobiography of Henry VIII: With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers by Margaret George. Before then, I had limited knowledge of Henry VIII and the stories behind his six wives. The novel shed an entirely new light on what might have been.

I, Mona Lisa is the story of Lisa Gherardini, the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's famous portrait. Set against the backdrop of Florence during the Italian Renaissance, this novel details Mona Lisa's heritage and life under Lorenzo de Medici's rule.