Category: Book Reviews

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 […]

Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Feels like: when your best friend tells you stories about someone she used to know. Song pairing: “Nobody Else Will Be There” by The National 🚘🚖🚗🚙🚕🚙🚗🚖🚘🚖🚙🚗🚘🚖🚘 “It wasn’t easy,” Kafuku said, “It made me think […]

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Feels like: A really fun episode of the podcast My Favorite Murder, but less real life murder and more slumber party murder.  Song pairing: “Caskets” by Party Favor & NJOMZA  🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪🔪 “Anyhow,” Janelle said, “they […]

Long Black Veil by Jennifer Boylan

Feels like: Opening up a cheesy Hardy Boys book at the library and finding a heartfelt Post Secret postcard. Song pairing: “Mirror” by The Drums 🖤“There was a sadness to her, but then, you don’t […]

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Feels like: When everybody said “There’s no way that would actually happen!” and then it actually happened. Song pairing: “Til It Happens To You” by Lady Gaga The Handmaid’s Tale was a book on the […]