Recommended Reads: The Only Harmless Great Thing


Recommended Reads, Reviews

At first glance, Brooke Bolander’s The Only Harmless Great Thing may give the impression of a quick and easy read. It may even seem overambitious to propose a melding of two historic tragedies that are often glossed over—the Radium Girls of Newark, NJ, and the execution of Topsy the elephant—could be told in only 89 pages. For such […]

July 16, 2018

Recommended Reads: Blood in the Paint


Recommended Reads, Reviews

I know it’s long overdue, but my review of Jordanna East’s second book is finally here! I wanted my hands on this ever since I finished Blood in the Past, and it did not disappoint. In the first book, we watched Lyla Kyle go from a semi-normal (albeit eerie) woman to a revenge-crazed psychopath. Now we […]

June 20, 2014

Recommended Reads: The Spinning Heart


Recommended Reads, Reviews

I don’t typically read literary fiction unless a class requires it. The stakes never seem high enough, the characters don’t interest me, and I get to the end of each page wondering why I should go on to the next. You’d think I’d be just as unfazed by The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan–I don’t […]

February 14, 2014