Category: Book Reviews

Otherworld by Jason Segel/Kirsten Miller

Feels like: Dave Eggers’ The Circle meets World of Warcraft, narrated by that friend of yours who’s really into Second Life. Sounds like: “Arisen My Senses” by Bjork “And that’s the true test, I realize–the one that […]

The Ghost Notebooks by Ben Dolnick

Feels like: Gone Girl meets The Haunting meets George Saunders Sounds like: “Wait” by Wild Cub “This is a thing that I’m sure is obvious to everyone else but is never-endingly astonishing to me: that […]

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Feels like: Erin Brockovich meets Jessica Jones. Sounds like: “Rill Rill” by Sleigh Bells 🔥“I used to dream of her smile–the way, I imagine, bottom-feeding fish must dream of the long dark funnel of a shark’s throat.” 🔥 […]

How To Behave In A Crowd by Camille Bordas

Feels like: overhearing conversations between two people who don’t speak the same language. Sounds like: “High Beam” by Chelsea Jade What the world needs now is empathy, and if there’s anything Camille Bordas’ amazing new novel […]

Hot Milk by Deborah Levy

Feels like: reading a Wes Anderson film; all Kodachrome pastels, eccentric observations and quirky inner dialogue. Song pairing: “Water” by Sudan Archives 🗺“My love for my mother is like an axe. It cuts very deep.”🗺 […]

Marlena by Julie Buntin

Feels like: reflecting on the female friendships that have shaped you while reading your “On This Day” feed on Facebook. Sounds like: “Glass” by Daughter 👯❤️👯  “I made it out, just like I wanted, and […]