Read it Forward’s 2018 Literary Horoscopes
Title: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Author: David Grann Primary Format: eBook, courtesy of NetGalley and Doubleday Books Secondary Format: audiobook, read by Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, and Danny Campbell Start Date: January 22, 2018 End Date: January 24, 2018 Rating: 4.5 stars The historian… Continue reading David Grann’s KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
A review of Krysten Ritter’s Bonfire, published on November 7, 2017 by Crown Publishing.
Krysten Ritter’s debut novel follows Abigail (Abby) Williams, a girl with small-town roots who escaped to Chicago and is now an environmental lawyer. However, when a case to investigate claims that Optimal Plastics is dumping waste into the reservoir and making some members of the town sick brings her back to Barrens, Indiana, her new life begins to crack. Her investigations lead her to also question the mysterious disappearance of Kaycee Mitchell, who left Barrens behind ten years ago, as well as a disturbing ritual called The Game. As she gets drawn further and further in, she must be careful, or else the flames will consume her.
A review of Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties, published on October 3, 2017 by Graywolf Press.
The synopsis from Goodreads reads: “In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. “
A review of Greer Hendrick’s and Sarah Pekkanen’s debut novel, The Wife Between Us, published on January 9, 2018 by St. Martin’s Press.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions… Assume nothing.
A review of Ruth Emmie Lang’s debut novel Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance, originally published on November 14, 2017 by St. Martin’s Press.
Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance is the debut novel of Ruth Emmie Lang about a boy’s journey to try to find his place in the world. He was just your ordinary orphan-raised-by-wolves who also happened to have mysterious powers. Weylyn was so sweet and well-meaning, but because of his powers, he inadvertently ran the risk of hurting the ones he loved – and so, he chose to isolate himself from the rest of humanity rather than potentially causing others harm. His story was told through the eyes of the people he met on his journey – those he loved, those he helped, and those whose lives he impacted in some way.
Happy 2018, fellow book travelers! I can’t believe another year has come and gone. It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming in 2017, and here we are again greeting 2018.
LOOKING BACK ON 2017 AND LOOKING FORWARD TO 2018.