Review: Case Histories // A Case of the “Not For Me”

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻 /5Recommend for: This wasn't a good fit for me, so I'm not sure. If you enjoyed this one, let me know in the comments! A Case of the "Not For Me" SPOILERS AHEAD! Continue at your own risk. Intro Case Histories by Kate Atkinson is a book I was … Continue reading Review: Case Histories // A Case of the “Not For Me”

Review: Grief Is The Thing With Feathers // An Experiment on Loss

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻😻/5Recommend for: Fans of experimental, poetic works and those particularly in the mood for a short literary read on grief and loss Intro Grief Is The Thing With Feathers by Max Porter is more poem than book. It's a poetic, bewildering, and experimental novella (or long short story? extended poem?) … Continue reading Review: Grief Is The Thing With Feathers // An Experiment on Loss

Review: Ghost Wall // Taunt, Suffocating, and Memorable

Review by Mary Kat Rating:  😻😻😻😻/5Recommend for: Those up for a well-written, taunt novella about history, family, and patriarchy Intro Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss is a taunt little novella that starts off tense and grows ever more suffocating as the story goes on. It's a very specific story -- about a class's re-enactment of Britons … Continue reading Review: Ghost Wall // Taunt, Suffocating, and Memorable

Review: My Sister, The Serial Killer // Sisters, Killers, and The Trauma That Binds

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻😻😻😻 /5Recommend for: Those in the mood for a funny and deliciously dark read Sisters, Killers, and The Trauma That Binds Intro My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite is a deliciously dark and funny book that I devoured in less than a day. The book centers on two … Continue reading Review: My Sister, The Serial Killer // Sisters, Killers, and The Trauma That Binds

Review: There There // A Masterpiece and Sucker Punch In One

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻😻😻😻/5 Recommends for: Fans of beautiful writing and those interested in learning more about Native American experiences What do you think of my Book Nook? Intro There There by Tommy Orange is a masterpiece and a sucker punch in one. To be straight up, this book had me wrecked. Shook … Continue reading Review: There There // A Masterpiece and Sucker Punch In One

Review: Where the Crawdads Sing // A Love Letter to the Marsh

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻😻😻 /5 Recommend for: Fans of Swamplandia! by Karen Russell, the movie Beasts of the Southern Wild, and others who like to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the Southern coast My remake: Where the Bubbles Sing A Love Letter to the Marsh Intro Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia … Continue reading Review: Where the Crawdads Sing // A Love Letter to the Marsh