My Thoughts: THIS BOOK! 😍😍😍 Yes, it's ambitious (600 pages of ambition). Yes, it spans a huge timeline. Yes, there are a lot of characters and side stories. But Shipstead handles every piece of this story with such detailed thoughtfulness that I was enthralled the entire time! What shines through the most in this story … Continue reading May Spotlight // Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead
Oh no! I almost forgot to post my April Spotlight...better late than never, right?! My Thoughts: Piranesi was an 18th century Italian artist and architect who drew fictional prisons with endless rooms, halls, and staircases. He divided these rooms into thirds – the bottom third was underwater, the top third was in the clouds, and … Continue reading April Spotlight // Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
My Thoughts: I read this synopsis and was instantly reminded of Daisy Jones and The Six (read my thoughts here), a book I read last year and absolutely adored! At first, I was a bit hesitant these two books would be too similar - and they are - but there are enough major differences that … Continue reading March Spotlight // The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
This book moved me to tears! Literally, I was sobbing (not just slow tears running down my face!). Something about the way Engel writes is so impactful that it emotionally destroyed me. I’ve read books that make me sad and that I reflect on for a long time, but few books have made me feel so deeply … Continue reading February Spotlight // Infinite Country by Patricia Engel
This book blew me away! It’s a masterpiece that I will reflect on for a very long time. “But he did think about the ways in which his body wasn’t his own and how that condition showed up uniquely for everyone whose personhood wasn’t just disputed but denied. Swirling beneath him were the ways in … Continue reading January Spotlight // The Prophets by Robert Jones, Jr.