A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy

Publication Date: August 11, 2020Publisher: Algonquin BooksRating: ★★★ Dreams collide with reality, modernity with antiquity, and myth with identity in the twelve arresting stories of A House Is a Body. In “Earthly Pleasures,” a young painter living alone in San Francisco begins a secret romance with one of India’s biggest celebrities, and desire and egoContinue reading “A House is a Body by Shruti Swamy”

Come Again by Robert Webb

Publication Date: July 14, 2020Publisher: Hachette AudioNarrator(s): Olivia ColmanRating: ★★★ Kate’s husband Luke — the man she loved from the moment she met him twenty-eight years ago — died suddenly. Since then she has pushed away her friend and lost her job, and everything is starting to fall apart. One day, she wakes up inContinue reading “Come Again by Robert Webb”

Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein

Publication Date: June 23, 2020Publisher: Atria BooksRating: ★★★ The past seven years have been hard on Avery Abrams: After training her entire life to make the Olympic gymnastics team, a disastrous performance ended her athletic career for good. Her best friend and teammate, Jasmine, went on to become an Olympic champion, then committed the ultimateContinue reading “Head Over Heels by Hannah Orenstein”

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Publication Date: June 2, 2020Publisher: Riverhead BooksRating: ★★★ The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it’s not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it’s everything: their families, their communities, their racialContinue reading “The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett”

What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Publication Date: July 14, 2020Publisher: St. Martin’s PressRating: ★★★ Samantha Casey is a school librarian who loves her job, the kids, and her school family with passion and joy for living. But she wasn’t always that way. Duncan Carpenter is the new school principal who lives by rules and regulations, guided by the knowledge thatContinue reading “What You Wish For by Katherine Center”