The Best Books of 2019

Despite reading less books than years past, I would qualify 2019 as my best reading year. It was certainly better than 2018, when I only managed to read about 70 books. I read more books in 2019 by simply reading for quality over quantity. How? Well, good books are easier to finish. And so, I’ve [...]

Just Me Gushing: “The Starless Sea” by Erin Morgenstern Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from Book Depository (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** “Strange, isn’t it? To love a book. When the words on the pages become so precious that they feel like part of your own history because they [...]

All About That Twist: “The Tenth Girl” Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from Book Depository (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** “One is not safe alone in the house at night.” Simmering in Patagonian myth, The Tenth Girl is a gothic psychological thriller with a haunting twist. At the [...]

Is “Six of Crows” the Best YA Series Ever Written?

If you’ve spent any time in the online book community within the past few years, you’ve undoubtedly heard the phrase, “No mourners. No funerals.” Or maybe you’ve heard, “The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.” Or perhaps, “My darling Inej, treasure of my heart, will you please do me the honor [...]

A Writer Ascending: “The Luminous Dead” Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from Book Depository or IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** “She’d heard somewhere that pride came before the fall. But she wasn’t going to fall. She was going to climb.” When Gyre Price lied her way [...]

A Dark Fairy Tale: “House of Salt and Sorrows” Review

***This post contains affiliate links. I get a small commission when you use my link to buy from Book Depository or IndieBound (at no extra cost to you). CODE: renstrange*** “All the dreamers are castle-bound. At midnight’s stroke, we will unwind, Revealing fantasies soft or unkind. Show me debauched nightmares or sunniest daydreams. Come not [...]