Book Remarks

‘Bel Canto’ by Ann Patchett


“If someone loves you for what you can do then it’s flattering, but why do you love them? If someone loves you for who you are then they have to know you, which means you have to know them.” I have a confession to make. There are 957 books on my “Want to Read” list on Goodreads. If I read […]

‘The Music Shop’ by Rachel Joyce


“There was once a music shop. From the outside it looked like any shop, in any backstreet. It had no name above the door. No record display in the window. There was just a homemade poster stuck to the glass. FOR THE MUSIC YOU NEED!! EVERYONE WELCOME!! WE ONLY SELL VINYL!!” “The Music Shop,” by Rachel Joyce, is the story […]

‘The Women in the Castle’ by Jessica Shattuck


“Suddenly she saw everything in its harsh, naked state. She felt the pulse of the lives lived inside the mean little house she passed: selfish or generous, kind or unkind, ugly or tolerable, almost all of them sad. And she saw the histories of the people passing by like x-rays stamped on their faces—ugly, mutinous tracings of dark and light: […]

‘What We Lose’ by Zinzi Clemmons


“She left us with no debts. Three closets full of clothes and shoes, sixty-three pieces of jewelry – precious, semi-precious, and costume. And other things.” “What We Lose” by Zinzi Clemmons is billed as a novel about a young African- American woman coming of age that also happens to touch upon family, race and country. And while these elements are […]

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng


“All her life, she had learned that passion, like fire, was a dangerous thing. It so easily went out of control.” Good intentions are the best kind of intentions. Right? Most people are raised to be good people. Most people want to live in communities with good people. Most people are good people. Celeste Ng’s “Little Fires Everywhere” is the […]

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