bookstagram book reviews fabruary-march 2021

More #Bookstagram Book Reviews

I’ve had a decent run of fiction reading over the last few weeks, and am continuing my Instagram book-review project. Here are the latest ones I’ve shared on #bookstagram.


Transcendent Kingdom
Written by Yaa Gyasi
Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on September 1, 2020
ISBN: 9780525658191
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Format: ebook
Pages: 288
Source: purchased
A Good Neighborhood
Written by Therese Anne Fowler
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on March 10, 2020
ISBN: 9781250237286
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Format: ebook
Pages: 320
Source: purchased
A Children's Bible: A Novel
Written by Lydia Millet
Published by W. W. Norton & Company on May 12, 2020
ISBN: 9781324005049
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Format: ebook
Pages: 240
Source: purchased

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The Same, but Different…

The Same, but Different…

Wednesday morning felt different after a restless, silent, very dark night. We had lost power at 3 PM the day before as Southern California was slammed with extremely high winds, and we had no idea how long we’d be without it. It was obvious that I wouldn’t be working remotely that morning, though. As it happened, we were powerless for a total of roughly 21 hours. And we were without cable, internet, and WiFi for […]

“The Queen’s Gambit” – A Novel to Television

“The Queen’s Gambit” – A Novel to Television

I broke one of the cardinal rules with The Queen’s Gambit–I watched the Netflix adaptation before reading the book. To be fair, I hadn’t even known it was a book first. It’s not a novel that would not have been on my radar when it was first published (1983). It isn’t one I’ve heard talked about much since. But I started reading the source material just days after watching the seven-hour TV series, and I […]

BREAK IN CASE OF EMERGENCY by Jessica Winter [Book Thoughts]

BREAK IN CASE OF EMERGENCY by Jessica Winter [Book Thoughts]

I received this book for review consideration from the via Shelf Awareness for Readers. All opinions are my own. Break in Case of Emergency: A novel Written by Jessica Winter Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group on July 12th 2016 ISBN: 9781101946138 Genres: Fiction, Literary, Urban, Satire Format: ARC Pages: 288 Source: via Shelf Awareness for Readers An irreverent and deeply moving comedy about friendship, fertility, and fighting for one’s sanity in a toxic workplace. […]

(Audio)Book Thoughts: NEGROLAND, A MEMOIR by Margo Jefferson

(Audio)Book Thoughts: NEGROLAND, A MEMOIR by Margo Jefferson

Negroland: A Memoir Written by Margo Jefferson Audiobook read by Robin Miles Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Pantheon on September 8th 2015 ISBN: 9781101870648 Genres: Biography & Autobiography, Cultural Heritage, African American Studies Format: audiobook Pages: 256 Source: public library via Overdrive At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac—here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author’s rarefied upbringing and education […]

Book Talk: THE ADMISSIONS by Meg Mitchell Moore (via Shelf Awareness)

Book Talk: THE ADMISSIONS by Meg Mitchell Moore (via Shelf Awareness)

The Admissions: A Novel Meg Mitchell Moore (Twitter) (Facebook) Doubleday (August 18, 2015), Hardcover (ISBN 0385540043 / 9780385540049) Fiction, 320 pages   A version of this review was previously published in Shelf Awareness for Readers (September 4, 2015). Shelf Awareness provided me with a publisher-furnished galley to facilitate the review, and compensated me for the review they received and posted. This post contains affiliate links to IndieBound.   The Admissions is Meg Mitchell Moore’s account of a very eventful autumn for the Hawthornes of Marin […]

(Audio)Book Talk: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel, read by Kirsten Potter

(Audio)Book Talk: STATION ELEVEN by Emily St. John Mandel, read by Kirsten Potter

Station Eleven: A Novel Emily St. John Mandel (Twitter) Audiobook read by Kirsten Potter Vintage (June 2015), trade paper (ISBN 9780804172448) Fiction, 352 pages Source: Audiobook borrowed from Los Angeles Public Library via Overdrive.com (Random House Audio, June 2014, ISBN 9780553397987)   This post contains affiliate links to Indiebound. I’m inconsistent in my response to “everyone’s talking about it” novels, but more often than not, I tend to wait until the talk has died down a bit. Everyone was talking […]