Staff Picks: Recent Reads

It’s been quiet on the blog, and much of the radio silence has been because Alex (AP) and I are both currently studying for the NY bar exam, which (oh no!) is at the end of this month. But if you think that finishing my last semester of law school and studying for the bar […]

Filling in Reading Gaps

I read A LOT, across many genres and types of books. But while I’ve always been a big reader, I realized recently that I don’t feel like I’m actually very well-read. That is, there are so many books and authors that I feel like I “should” have read—books that serve as cultural signposts—that I’ve just missed […]

Staff Picks: Books about Books for Bookish People

Books About Books for Bookish People It’s time to get a little bit meta, and talk about books about books. There is something about characters who share my love of reading, and inside jokes that refer to other books that elevates  a story to a whole other level for me. Here are a few of […]

All You Need is Love

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Trio! Ali When we decided to do a Valentine’s post I instantly knew the book’s I wanted to review. When reading my favorites, I could fall into the story, pretend I was there, just as emotionally engaged as my main characters. I laughed, cried, and felt a small sample of […]

Critique: When She Woke

Last month I read When She Woke by Hillary Jordan. I haven’t had much time to read but my dad came down with food poisoning, and all my plans were canceled to babysit him. So I finished it. FYI: I love binge reading like couch potatoes love binge watching Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones. It was a […]

Staff Picks: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fiction

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Fiction I have a deep love for narrative nonfiction, the kind of story that seems to leap off the pages in a way that makes you think “hey, this can’t be true.” Except that it is. While part of the appeal is learning about interesting parts of history that seem […]

It’s Tournament of Books Time!

It’s my very favorite time of year . . . Time for the Morning News Tournament of Books! The Tournament of Books (aka the ToB) is basically the literary version of March Madness, hosted every spring by The Morning News. This year is the tenth (!) anniversary of ToB, and it’s going to be fun. A […]