Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday | My Ten Most Recent Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book tag hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is ten most recent reads, with a one-line review for each. I think writing a one-line review will be more of a challenge for me than writing the usual ~500 word reviews, but here we go!

Book Review The Plot
The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Psychological drama exploring the torturous nature of writing and elusive pursuit of success, through a failing writer who steals a killer plot from a dead student.

Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason
Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason

A nuanced portrait of a woman, Martha, whose life is shaped by psychological anguish – and yet her story is told in a caustically funny, smart way.

Book Review | The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng
The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng

Compelling sci-fi/thriller where a woman walks through a door and into an alternate reality – an interesting concept with uneven execution.

Han Kang - Human Acts Book Review
Human Acts by Han Kang

Told in brutal, sparing prose, this striking piece of literary fiction examines what happens when a country turns against its people, set against the brutal crackdown in 1980’s Gwangju, South Korea.

Book Review | Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

In equal parts surreal, devastating and hilarious, this short-story collection is brilliant, heart-wrenching and heart-warming.

The Panic Years by Nell Frizzell - Book Review
The Panic Years by Nell Frizzell

A validating, refreshing and candid exploration of the period of tumult that hits women at the end of their twenties as they make life-changing decisions about having – or not having – babies.

The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

Astonishing memoir about a troubling childhood that is told with levity and compassion from the woman who lived it.

The Divines by Ellie Eaton

Beautifully written and totally absorbing, this is a slow-burn piece of literary fiction set at an all-girls boarding school in the 90s.

The Dinner Guest B P Walter
The Dinner Guest by B. P. Walter

Engrossing domestic noir with deftly-handled twists and turns that explores the lives of the British upper echelons.

The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Smart, incisive social commentary on race in contemporary America and how this plays out across the world of publishing.

Thanks for reading this week’s top ten tuesday!

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