What I Read – October 2020

Read: Mother Mother - Jessica O'Dwyer (Apprentice House Press, 2020) The Bird King - G. Willow Wilson (Grove Press, 2019) The Party Upstairs - Lee Conell (Penguin Press, 2020) Bunny - Mona Awad (Hamish Hamilton, 2019) It Would Be Night in Caracas - Karina Sainz Borgo (translated from the Spanish by Elizabeth Bryer) (HarperVia, 2019)… Continue reading What I Read – October 2020

Book Review: The Party Upstairs by Lee Conell

The Party Upstairs - Lee Conell (Penguin Press, 2020) I received and Advance Readers' Copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Ruby has just moved back in with her parents. Twentysomething, recently lost her job, her relationship ended, she's back home with mom and dad. Home is in the heart of New York… Continue reading Book Review: The Party Upstairs by Lee Conell

What I Read – September 2019

Read: The Fall - Albert Camus (Alfred A. Knopf, 1957) To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (Warner Books, 1982) Go Set a Watchman - Harper Lee (HarperCollins, 2015) The New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? - F.F. Bruce (William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1981) Everything Under - Daisy Johnson (Jonathan Cape, 2018) Milkman -… Continue reading What I Read – September 2019

Book Review: Grand Union by Zadie Smith

Grand Union - Zadie Smith (Penguin Press, 2019) I received an Advance Uncorrected Proof of this book. All opinions are my own. I've read three other books by Zadie Smith and have always sort of generally enjoyed her writing but never been quite wowed by it. (My unpopular opinion is that I liked The Embassy… Continue reading Book Review: Grand Union by Zadie Smith

Best Book From a New-to-Me Author

Welcome to the next instalment of Karissa Reads Books 2018 Literary Awards! Today's category covers authors with an established body of work (ie: more than one published book) but someone I've never read before. Basically, if I read a book and promptly added that author's complete works to my To Read list, they get a… Continue reading Best Book From a New-to-Me Author

What I Read – June 2018

READ: Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng (Penguin Press, 2017) This book wasn't at all what I expected but it was so much better. Such a compelling read and Ng nails so much of what is wonderful and terrifying about motherhood. Highly recommended. Our Animal Hearts - Dania Tomlinson (Anchor Canada, 2018) Full review here. The Silmarillion -… Continue reading What I Read – June 2018