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:  πŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ˜»/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: The Pisces // What Did I Just Read?

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻/5Β Recommend for:Β Very adventurous readers with a dark and dirty sense of humor Intro Attempting to review The Pisces by Melissa Broder is a challenge, to say the least. The book is intense, bewildering, and inscrutable. It is full of vulgar and graphic material. Why did I read it? I was asking … Continue reading Review: The Pisces // What Did I Just Read?

Review: The Silent Patient // Screams Breakout Hit

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻😻😻😻 /5Recommend for: Lovers of thrillers, mysteries, and psychological dramas, must-read! Intro The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides rocked my world, to put it simply. It was so fun and thrilling that I could not put it down. Of course, that's a clichΓ©, but what else is there to say? Sometimes a … Continue reading Review: The Silent Patient // Screams Breakout Hit

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Review: 😻😻😻😻😻/5 Cats Recommended for: Everyone (but especially Fantasy Freaks and Magic Lovers)Reviewed by Cass Warning: Spoilers EVERYWHERE (bound to happen when I fan out over HP) Excuse me, do you have a moment to talk about our writing savoir, J.K. Rowling? This next post of Harry Potter is coming out at the best time … Continue reading Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Review: The Sentence is Death // But the Review is a Rave

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻😻😻 /5Recommend for: Fans of whodunnits and those in mood for a light, fun read Good advice for murder mysteries: watch your step (and your back) Intro The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz is the second in the Hawthorne series and manages to surpass its predecessor. As usual for … Continue reading Review: The Sentence is Death // But the Review is a Rave

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: Women Talking // Is Exactly That

Review by Mary Kat Rating: 😻😻😻😻 /5Recommend for: Fans of Margaret Atwood, The Power by Naomi Alderman, or other feminist novels Women Talking Is Exactly That Intro Women Talking by Miriam Toews is a slight book that takes on massive, heady ideas and a violent history. The novel has a real-life inspiration: from 2005-2009, Mennonite … Continue reading Review: Women Talking // Is Exactly That