wuthering heights emily bronte


tbr sep

This month Margaret Atwood’s new book, The Heart Goes Last, was published.  I really enjoyed The Handmaid’s Tale and have a lot of her other books on my TBR so it just makes sense that her latest offering goes on the list. Another new release coming next month is David Mitchell’s Slade House.  Slade House […]

hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world by haruki murakami

I’ve been meaning to get to Murakami for quite a while now.  I was going to start with 1Q84 but after reading Jessica from Book Oblivion’s post on the best way to read Murakami I took her advice and decided to start with Hard-Boiled Wonderland & the End of the World.  With a title like […]

Amitav Ghosh Ibis trilogy

Fans of Amitav Ghosh’s Ibis Trilogy have been waiting 4 years for the third novel.  Finally, this year, Flood of Fire has been published.  The highly acclaimed trilogy is set in the early 19th century and follows the fates of those who met aboard the ship Ibis during the opium trade between India and China […]

leaves of grass walt whitman


2015 nba longlist

The 2015 National Book Award Longlist has been released.  Did You Ever Have A Family by Bill Clegg and A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara were also both recently longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.  All blurbs are from GoodReads.  Here are the ten books that made the NBA cut:   Jesse Ball, A […]

2015 man booker shortlist

The Man Booker shortlist for 2015 has been released.  I can’t imagine it was easy narrowing down the longlist because it was brimming with promise this year. Michael Wood, Chair of Judges, commented on the task of making the selections: “Only on rare occasions does celebration come so closely aligned with regret. The regret of […]


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