Favorite contemporary fiction authors: A top ten list

This week’s top ten list: favorite contemporary fiction authors (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). I’m defining contemporary authors as currently living, currently publishing (as in more than one book) fiction writers. In no particular order: 10. Deborah Harkness 9. Joe Hill 8. Bret Easton Ellis 7. Ian McEwan 6. John Sandford 5. Kate MortonContinue reading “Favorite contemporary fiction authors: A top ten list”

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII (RIP VII)

You know that feeling you get when you find something absolutely perfect, that is the feeling I got when I found out about R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII, or RIP VII for short. It is a reading challenge that runs from September 1-October 31. The purpose of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII is to enjoy books andContinue reading “R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril VII (RIP VII)”

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides, based on other reviews I have already read, seems to be quite a polarizing book (everyone seemed to love it or be profoundly disappointed in it – with descriptors like “hideously irritating”, “overwritten”, and “pretentious”). I must admit I was a little bit nervous going into it, but IContinue reading “The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides”

A Discovery of Witches (and a selection of teas)

So how do you review one of your favorite books to date? You don’t (you instantly reread it instead). You procrastinate – big time. At least that is how it turned out in my case. Yes, I included it on my list of favorite books from 2011 (found here, it came in at #8), butContinue reading “A Discovery of Witches (and a selection of teas)”