Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer: Read This If

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer: Read This If

  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer is an audacious but ultimately successful worst-case-scenario novel a la The Circle – though darker and funnier and more complex. It’s really not genre-able, but it is a great deal of fun. Techno-dystopia-lite? Ish? It is a book that lives up to its title. We’ve got corporate conspiracies […]

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh: Read This If

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh: Read This If

I admit, I requested The Weight of Blood purely based on its title. Well, okay, not purely – its title coupled with the fact that it’s set in the Ozarks, a nearby region that’s always intrigued me. What do people do out there, anyway? Apparently, a whole lot of nothing good. That’s not to say […]

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert: Read This If

The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert: Read This If

I admit this freely: sometimes I look back on the time in my life when I devoured Eat, Pray, Love with a cozy, amber-tinged nostalgia. A particularly touchy feely, kum ba yah (in a very sweet, good way) friend gave it to me with flushed READ THIS IMMEDIATELY instructions, and I did. I was insanely […]

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma: Read This If

The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma: Read This If

Kristopher Jansma’s debut novel, The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards, is anything but unchangeable. The chameleonic narrator is about as unreliable and changeable as they come, or, at least, that’s what he’d have you believe. He insists that he is a liar, a teller of tall tales, and someone other than himself. He’ll never tell you […]

FLIMSY LITTLE PLASTIC MIRACLES: Read this if + GIVEAWAY!

FLIMSY LITTLE PLASTIC MIRACLES: Read this if + GIVEAWAY!

(Psst – enter the giveaway below for a chance to win a SIGNED COPY of Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles by Ron Currie, Jr!) I couldn’t get enough of Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles in the very beginning… and the second half. I am required to admit: There were moments during which I did not enjoy this […]