What I Read – March 2020

Read: No More Nice Girls - Lauren McKeon (Anansi, 2020) The Regrets - Amy Bonnaffons (Little, Brown and Company, 2020) Ducks, Newburyport - Lucy Ellmann (Biblioasis, 2019) Apeirogon - Colum McCann (Harper Collins, 2020) If I Had Your Face - Frances Cha (Ballantine Books, 2020) We Two Alone - Jack Wang (Astoria, 2020) Currently Reading:… Continue reading What I Read – March 2020

Book Review: Apeirogon by Colum McCann

Apeirogon - Colum McCann (Harper Collins, 2020) Apeirogon: a shape with a countably infinite number of sides.Colum McCann, Apeirogon I've never read a novel quite like this. A blend of fact and fiction. A combination of history and present day. A tapestry of facts and story, divided into 1001 sections, varying in size, dipping in… Continue reading Book Review: Apeirogon by Colum McCann

What I Read – January 2020

Read: Pages & Co.: Tilly and the Bookwanderers - Anna James (Harper Collins, 2018) Strange Planet - Nathan Pyle (Morrow Gift, 2019) Strange Hotel - Eimear McBride (McClelland & Stewart, 2020) The Escapist - David Puretz (Global City Press, 2020) 100 Times: A Memoir of Sexism - Chavisa Woods (Seven Stories Press, 2019) Introverted Mom… Continue reading What I Read – January 2020

What I Read – January 2019

Read: Article 353 - Tanguy Viel (translated by William Rodarmor) (Other Press, 2019) Great Stories - Arthur Conan Doyle (John Murray, 1959) Mr. Palomar - Italo Calvino (translated by William Weaver) (Harvest Book, 1985) Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2018) In Our Mad and Furious City - Guy Gunaratne (MCD x FSG Originals, 2018) Radiant Shimmering Light… Continue reading What I Read – January 2019

Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

Educated - Tara Westover (Harper Collins, 2019) It feels strange to write a book review of such a personal memoir. Tara Westover's memoir of growing up with survivalist parents and a paranoid father who kept them out of school and away from doctors is compelling and very readable. It also feels incomplete. Westover grew up… Continue reading Book Review: Educated by Tara Westover

Best Non-Fiction Book

My reading list is definitely dominated by fiction. I'd go so far as to say that I'm fairly selective about what non-fiction I read. This seems to be reflected in this category because although I only read 15 non-fiction books in 2018, four of them are highlighted below. The non-fiction I read this year was… Continue reading Best Non-Fiction Book

Best Book Published in 2018

Hey there! Welcome to the next installment of The First Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards.  One of the things I like about books and reading them is that there are always more. Always something new to read! Always something new and exciting being published! I used to keep a list of books I wanted… Continue reading Best Book Published in 2018