Book Review: Playing with Matches by Hannah Orenstein

Sasha, a twentysomething recent college graduate in New York City, lands a job with Bliss, an elite matchmaking service, after an impassioned speech about love and love gone wrong. Her experience with relationships began as she watched her parents marriage implode at a young age, though she now realizes the chance for success is low…

Subscription Box Review: Bad People Book Club

For the past three months I have had the privilege of partnering with the fabulous ladies of the Bad People Book Club to share in their monthly mailings. I’m so excited to tell you all about the unique experience you will get if you choose to subscribe. Every month you will receive a box filled with the ingredients (sans alcohol, however) to craft a tailor-made cocktail that is perfectly paired with that month’s featured book. As a result, you have a handcrafted and unique reading experience. Their mission goes beyond books and a buzz, however—each selected book focuses on women…

Book Review: Who is Vera Kelly? by Rosalie Knecht

“The intelligence services have roles for women,” he said. “You understand electronics. You speak Spanish and French.” “How do you know that?” He kept smiling at me, as if I had to ask a rhetorical question. “You’ve been looking at my school records?” I said. “My boss was concerned about the Maryland Youth Center,” he…

Book Review: An Ocean of Minutes by Thea Lim

In her heart, the past was not another time, but another place that still existed. It was just that she had taken a wrong turn. One day, she would figure it out and she would go back to the house where she has lived, and it would not be lost to the violence of time,…

Book Review: A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Baba pointed to the sky, and Amar looked, past the stars and past the lighter patch of the Milky Way, past the moon, and maybe God was there and maybe God wasn’t, but when Baba said to him, “I don’t think He created us just to leave some of us behind,” Amar believed him. Amar…

Book Review: Florida by Lauren Groff

It is terribly true, even if the truth does not comfort, that if you look at the moon for long enough night after night, as I have, you will see that the old cartoons are correct, that the moon is, in fact, laughing. But it is not laughing at us, we lonely humans, who are…