• Book Reviews

    The Way I Used To Be by Amber Smith

    Please note that this book has a trigger warning for anyone sensitive to rape, incest, abuse, substance abuse, and violence. In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles…

  • Book Reviews,  Quick Reads

    Thornhill by Pam Smy

    Feels Like: Stephen King’s Carrie character was sent to boarding school and is still getting bullied. Step into the world, past and present, of Thornhill Institute. Told in letters from an orphan, Mary, living at Thornhill in the 80’s and…

  • Book Reviews

    Saving Ben by Ashley Farley

    Feels Like: Regina George finally lost her mind completely and went total Swim Fan. Sounds Like: You Found Me – The Fray/ I’ll Be – Edwin McCain Let me begin this review by stating that I read this in a…

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    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 every change, every life, consists…

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    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 said the spirits of these…

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    The Grip If It by Jac Jemc

    Feels like: Seeing something out of the corner of your eye, but it’s just a hat rack. Wait, you don’t have a hat rack. Song pairing:  “Saturn” by Sufjan Stevens Meet James and Julie. They live in the city, work semi-professional…