Book Review: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Title:  Flights Author: Olga Tokarczuk Publisher: Riverhead Books Page Count: 403 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Short Stories, European Literature, Cultural, Travel, Contemporary, Essays Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin’s heart is … Continue reading Book Review: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

For the 2019 Reading Challenge, where I was supposed to be selecting a book to read to a child, I had chosen to (re)read the famed French story The Little Prince. This poetic tale is of a little boy who strikes out on his own and begins to understand the world through his encounters with … Continue reading August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Title:  Circe Author: Madeline Miller Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Page Count: 393 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Retellings, Mythology, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.3) My Rating: ★★★★★(4.5) In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor … Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Book Review: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Title:  Hag-Seed Author: Margaret Atwood Publisher: Hogarth Page Count: 239 Publication Date: 2016 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Retellings, Contemporary Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.86) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) Hag-Seed is a re-visiting of Shakespeare’s play of magic and illusion, The Tempest, and will be the fourth novel in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. The Tempest is set on a remote island full of strange … Continue reading Book Review: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Book Review: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Title:  Night Circus Author: Erin Morgenstern Publisher: Doubleday Page Count: 387 Publication Date: 2011 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.04) My Rating: ★★★★★(4.5) The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking … Continue reading Book Review: Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern