Bookses • June/July 2019

Here are six brief reviews of eight novels I’ve read over the past month and a half:

  • Chinelo Okparanta, Under the Udala Trees

  • Takashi Hiraide, The Guest Cat

  • Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

  • Susan Hill, The Mist in the Mirror

  • Sarah Léon, Wanderer

  • Mary Renault, The Alexander Trilogy

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Late spring reading micro-review dump

I’ve gotten behind on my review dumps, so here are a bunch of one-sentence reviews that span my reading from February through April. Hilary Mantel, Sarah Moss, Elizabeth Taylor, E.M. Forster, Ursula K. Le Guin, Lara Elena Donnelly, Mary Renault, Madeline Miller.

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Winter reading mini-review dump: chonkers edition

Mini-reviews of some of the books I’ve read in early winter 2019, including four chonkers of 400+ pages. Richard Powers, Hilary Mantel, Sarah Waters, Dorothy Sayers, and Louise Erdrich. Spoilers for everything.

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Winter reading mini-review dump

Their love, for the world and each other, is an act of reverent attention. The same is true of Jansson’s prose.

Mini-reviews of some of the books I’ve read in winter 2018; mostly yelling about how much I love Tove Jansson. Also includes Ursula K. Le Guin and Takashi Hiraide.

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