2015: An Anticipation in Books

January approaches swiftly, meaning a whole new year to appear on copyright pages. Working in publishing gives me the distinct pleasure of getting to read books before their releases, which means I’ve already made a dent in the titles headed to a bookstore near you in 2015. In the first half of 2015, four new … Continue reading

Books I Read and Liked: Top 10 Books of 2013

I had meant to do a wrap-up of books I read and loved as 2013 came to a close. Many of them are new releases, though some are a couple years old. Because I keep my running tally of books with my “birthday resolutions” lists, I had to dig up a couple lists for the … Continue reading

On Gillian Flynn: Sharp Objects and Dark Places Review

I love Gillian Flynn. I devoured Gone Girl within hours last September. Instead of packing the day before I returned to school last fall, I spent the day glued to my couch, still in my pajamas at 3PM because changing meant setting down the book for two minutes. Since then, I’ve thrust it upon nearly … Continue reading

Reading List

Since I’m commuting to work from New Jersey at the moment, I have a lot of reading time on the train. Considering I intern at a literary agency, I have a lot of time to read period. I also get a lot of free reading material. So here’s my reading list of the last two … Continue reading

Review: Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos

This book is a gem: small and lovely. Down the Rabbit Hole first came to my attention from the Guardian first book award longlist. It was selected as a nominee by readers. That alone piqued my interest. Unfortunately, in searching online in August (to be fair, I was looking to pre-order, since it officially debuted … Continue reading

Book Review: The Marriage Plot

I finished Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Marriage Plot last week, an embarrassing two weeks after I purchased it. Eugenides has long been a favorite writer– since I read The Virgin Suicides at fourteen. It has always remained in my top five favorite books. The next year, I moved on to Middlesex, which I found somewhat disappointing. … Continue reading

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

On September 13, I scurried to Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena for a copy of Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus, released earlier that day. For months, I had been bombarded by the press, media, and hype surrounding Morgenstern’s first novel. The Wall Street Journal went so far as to suggest it might be the bestselling successor … Continue reading

My Summer in Books

I arrived in Washington, D.C. yesterday for the first part of my year abroad/outside California. I’ll wait until the end of the weekend to talk about it. Activities are plentiful and free time is rare, so I want to get back to reading Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus. Before that though, I thought it might … Continue reading

Book Review: The Two Krishnas

Last week, I reviewed Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla’s new novel, The Two Krishnas, which will be released September 20. If you’re interested, read a brief summary and my thoughts on the book at the Los Angeles Magazine website.

Book Review: We the Animals

Sometimes words fail. Every time I’ve tried to sit down and write a review of Justin Torres’ We the Animals, I turn into a blubbering mess. The words don’t come. Or one word comes out and the rest get stuck. I looked forward to the release of We the Animals for months. The Stanford magazine … Continue reading