Atmospheric Reads 5 Books to absolutely get lost in (Recommendation Thursday)

“Shadows were too black, and when a breeze stirred the trees, the shadows changed in a disquieting way.”  Hello, Friends remember this series I started months ago and totally forgot about it well I am back... Previous Recommendation Thursday Big Books Road Trip Books   With the current state of the world from wildfires, hurricane, … Continue reading Atmospheric Reads 5 Books to absolutely get lost in (Recommendation Thursday)

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind book review (2 min read)

Click Here for more... 272 pages Genre:  Historical Fiction, Classics, Horror “He succeeded in being considered totally uninteresting. People left him alone. And that was all he wanted.”  18th Century France, Grenouille is a man who has no human scent or body odor but is gifted with a very sharp sense of smell. He has the gift of recognizing … Continue reading Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind book review (2 min read)

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Review

Synopsis Genre: Afrolit, Literary Fiction, Feminism, Cultural, Contemporary Blurb Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze … Continue reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Review

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Synopsis Genre: Historical, Canadian Lit, Sci-fi, Contemporary, Literary Fiction “The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise, you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging … Continue reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil Book Review (Short Post)

Synopsis Genre: Nonfiction, True Crime, Mystery, History,  If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, "What's your business?" In Macon, they ask, "Where do you go to church?" In Augusta, they ask your grandmother's maiden name. But in Savannah, the first question people ask you is "What would you like to … Continue reading Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil Book Review (Short Post)

The Secret History by Donna Tartt book review

Synopsis Genre: Contemporary, Modern Classic, Thriller, Literary Fiction 520 pages “Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it.” P.S. Lot's of Tumblr like aesthetic coming your way  The story is unlike any mystery I have ever read, enticed by the idea of why the murder took place as opposed to who did … Continue reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt book review