REVIEW: The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

In brief: Nella is the only Black person in her workplace. So when Hazel starts, she should feel happy – right? But Hazel is suddenly taking over the office and Nella starts receiving messages to leave the workplace. But this isn’t just about work… The good: An incredible debut novel that fizzes with energy. The... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: No One is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

In brief: An unnamed narrator is a leader in all things social media until tragedy brings her offline into real life. The good: The second half is raw with emotion. The not-so-good: Some concentration required to get through the first half, as life in the portal is anything but linear. Why I chose it: On... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: Shelter in Place by David Leavitt

In brief: After Trump’s election, Eva decides she needs an apartment to escape to in Venice. For her friends and husband, this sets off a chain of events that nobody expected. But will anyone come clean? The good: Sharp satire and interesting characters. The not-so-good: I was under the illusion this was a political novel... Continue Reading →

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