Recent Reads: Seating Arrangements, Home Front, and The Girl Who Played With Fire

Seating Arrangements (Maggie Shipstead): For some reason, I tend to read a ton of books like this – books where a group of over-privileged, dysfunctional white people gather at some idyllic New England setting (always on the water) for a big event (typically a wedding) that reveals just how screwed up they all are. Given… More Recent Reads: Seating Arrangements, Home Front, and The Girl Who Played With Fire

Recent Reads: On Chesil Beach, The Art of Fielding, and The Newlyweds

It’s summertime (for grad students, at least), and that means I finally have time to read for pleasure once again, which is a glorious feeling. Here’s a look at what I’ve been reading lately: On Chesil Beach (Ian McEwan): This was a strange little novel; it’s just over 200 pages and I’ve owned it for… More Recent Reads: On Chesil Beach, The Art of Fielding, and The Newlyweds

Recent Reads: Gone Girl, The Midwife, and The Storyteller

Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn): This was the most addictive book I had read in a LONG time (probably since I speed-read through the Hunger Games trilogy a few years back). It’s also a deeply unsettling but meticulous psychological portrait of a marriage and two very (VERY) messed up people. And even though I was expecting… More Recent Reads: Gone Girl, The Midwife, and The Storyteller