Review: The Final Revival of Opal and Nev

The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton 37 Ink, 2021 Adult Historical and Contemporary Literary Fiction Summary: A reporter with a personal interest in the musical duo, Opal and Nev, and whether or not they will do a revival tour conducts interviews with them and the people around them. In seeking answers […]

Review: Pachinko

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee Grand Central Publishing, 2017 Adult Literary Historical Fiction Summary: This follows generations of a Korean family who eventually live in Japan. Likes: Sunja anchors the story but she isn’t the only interesting character. It is also important to depict the complexities of the relationship between Korea and Japan. Plus the […]

Review: Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Alfred A. Knopf, 2020 Adult Contemporary Literary Fiction Summary: Gifty is a neuroscience student working on a behavioral experiment with mice. Her mom, who suffers with depression, is staying with her as she finishes up the last pieces and writes the paper. Gifty also reflects on her childhood, growing up […]

Review: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Atria, 2017 Adult Literary Historical Fiction 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: The famous (fictional) movie star Evelyn Hugo wants to do an exclusive interview with Monique who is a relatively inexperienced writer at Vivant. When Monique goes to Evelyn’s house she finds […]

Review: Normal People

Normal People by Sally Rooney Hogarth, 2018 Adult Contemporary Literary Fiction 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Marianne and Connell grow up in the same small town. His mom cleans her mom’s house. Connell is popular while Marianne is a social outcast. Then they go to college together and the popularity is flipped. […]

Review: Peach

Peach by Emma Glass Bloomsbury, 2018 Adult Contemporary Literary Fiction 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Peach is raped right at the beginning of the book and goes home, tries to deal with the trauma but her rapist won’t leave her alone. Likes: This is a fierce book. It looks at trauma and […]