Best Fiction: The Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and Welcome Back to the final installment of the Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards! Undoubtedly, most of what I read is fiction so this final category is the Big One. I have my top 5 below but some other titles I greatly enjoyed reading in the past year are (in no particular… Continue reading Best Fiction: The Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

The Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Hello and Welcome to the Fifth (yes, fifth!) Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards! This is my annual, very rigorous, very competitive, highly esteemed way of looking back at what I've read over the past year and rating it by a merit system known only to myself. Eligible books must have been read by me… Continue reading The Fifth Annual Karissa Reads Books Literary Awards

Book Review: The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili

The Eighth Life - Nino Haratischvili (Scribe, 2019) It feels like a cliché to call a book like this epic but it really feels like the best way to describe this family saga. At over 900 pages, this is a book that brings to life both a family and a country. I'll admit that I… Continue reading Book Review: The Eighth Life (for Brilka) by Nino Haratischvili

What I Read – July 2022

Read: The Eighth Life - Nino Haratischvili (Scribe, 2019) (translated from the German by Charlotte Collins & Ruth Martin) Sorrow and Bliss - Meg Mason (Harper Perennial, 2022) Uh...that's, uh, that's it. Did Not Finish: Shimmer - Alex Pugsley I had an e-ARC of this short story collection and I'm generally able to forgive a… Continue reading What I Read – July 2022