Monthly Archives: May 2017

Horrible Bosses

The Help, by Kathryn Stockett A group of oppressed black maids join forces with a quirky, ostracized white woman in Mississippi to write a tell-all book about the families for whom they work. [Before I go further, in this post … Continue reading

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When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air, by Paul Kalanithi Paul Kalanithi was on his way to becoming a neurosurgeon when he was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer in his last year of residency, at the age of 36. The book was written after his diagnosis, … Continue reading

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It’s called the Death Zone for a reason

Into Thin Air, Jon Krakauer I read this book before reading What The Psychic told the Pilgrim and it may be partly why my judgement of Pilgrim was so harsh, because Into Thin Air is a breathtaking book of the … Continue reading

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Oh, Woe Is She

What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim, Jane Christmas I thought I was going to dislike this book simply because the author, Jane, visits a psychic before embarking on a pilgrimage across the Camino do Santiago de Compostela in order to … Continue reading

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Undercover Doppelganger

The Likeness, Tana French Tana French writes with such intensity, this is one of those rare books that is hard for me to separate from. Her characters are so present in their world, and with each other, that inanimate things … Continue reading

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