Tag: adult fiction

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell- Review

Posted August 20, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 11 Comments
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell- Review

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell My rating: 3/5 Stars Publisher: Dutton Adult (2011) Length: 323 pgs Genre: Adult Fiction Format: Hardcover, checked out from my local library Goodreads Synopsis: “Hi, I’m the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you” Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It’s company policy.) But they can’t quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives. Meanwhile, Lincoln O’Neill can’t believe this is his job now- […]


Discussion: New Adult Fiction

Posted June 13, 2014 in Discussions / 9 Comments
Discussion: New Adult Fiction

Lately I’ve been hearing a lot about the new(ish) genre “New Adult Fiction,” with many varying opinions regarding whether it’s a great new idea or just another way to compartmentalize younger readers out of the adult fiction section. It’s still somewhat debated as to whether “New Adult” is an actual genre or a marketing term, but the idea (from what I’ve read and researched) is that it’s a midway point between YA and Adult, focusing on the age range of 18-25 and covering issues such as college, first jobs, starting families, etc. My primary problem with the concept of “New […]


We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler- Review

Posted May 10, 2014 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler- Review

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler My rating: 2.5/5 Stars Publisher: Plume (A division of Penguin) (2013) Length: 320 pgs Format: Paperback, gifted to me Goodreads Synopsis: Meet the Cooke family. Our narrator is Rosemary Cooke. As a child, she never stopped talking; as a young woman, she has wrapped herself in silence: the silence of intentional forgetting, of protective cover. Something happened, something so awful she has buried it in the recesses of her mind. Now her adored older brother is a fugitive, wanted by the FBI for domestic terrorism. And her once lively mother […]


Sunday Funday: Week in Review [1]

Posted May 4, 2014 in Sunday Funday / 3 Comments
Sunday Funday: Week in Review [1]

  Sunday Funday is a weekly(ish) post I’ve started to recap the bookish (and sometimes not-so-bookish) happenings in my life the past week! Feel free to participate, just link back! Graduation is looming. In roughly three weeks I will be walking across the stage getting my English B.A. and being thrust into the big kid world without a concrete idea of what I want to do. On the bright side, this week was the awards ceremony for my university’s liberal arts college, and I’m honored to say I won honors in both the English Department and the Religious Studies department […]


Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read. This category crosses quite a few genres for me! Top Ten Most Unique Books I’ve Read : 1) Lolita by Vladamir Nobokov- There’s never been quite as elegant, distracting, and unreliable narrator as Humbert Humbert. 2) Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Lani Taylor- Taylor takes on the most unique and elegant approach to the genre of YA angels-and-demons/paranormal romance I’ve read. She’s unparalleled in world building, and her detail-rich writing takes […]


Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors in my Reading Journey

Top Ten “Gateway” Books/Authors in my Reading Journey

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly feature hosted by the fantastic blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week the topic is: Top Ten “Gateway”Books/Authors in my Reading Journey. These can be books/authors that encouraged me to read as a kid, got me out of a reading slump, introduced me to a new genre, etc! Top Ten Gateway Books/Authors in my Reading Journey: 1) Stravaganza: City of Masks by Mary Hoffman: I literally cannot remember meeting one person who has read this series, and it’s such a shame! I discovered these in late elementary/early middle school and I’ve never […]