Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

When The Goldfinch was first released in 2013, I heard many excellent reviews of Donna Tartt's work. Having never read her before though, I was reluctant to commit to nearly 800 pages. It wasn't until I read Tartt's early novel, The Secret History, that I became excited to read more from her. Thankfully, The Goldfinch… Continue reading Book Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

What I Read – August 2016

The Nest - Cynthia D'Aprix-Sweeney (Harper Avenue, 2016) The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt (Back Bay Books, 2013) Today Will Be Different - Maria Semple (Little Brown, 2016) Currently Reading: Rumours of Another World - Philip Yancey The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah

What I Read – April 2016

*I've added a new page on the blog that lists all the book reviews. Currently, it is alphabetical by author's last name. Let me know if you have thoughts on better/additional ways to organize that. Feel free to check out some of the older reviews, including some books I'd forgotten I'd ever reviewed! Did you… Continue reading What I Read – April 2016

Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

  It's rare that I really neglect my child in order to read a book, but I came pretty close while reading The Secret History. Tartt provides all the suspense of a good mystery, mixed in with a lot of thoughtful philosophy, strong characters, and great writing. Our narrator is Richard, a young man who… Continue reading Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt