This is a series of reviews of my favorite books published between 2010 and 2019. These are shorter reviews of good reads published in 2017. The River at Night by Erica Ferencik (2017) Four women friends go on a whitewater-rafting adventure trip, but an accident leaves them lost in the Maine backwoods, where they run into … Continue reading Favorite Books of the 2010s: Quick Takes of 2017 Novels
I'm recommending a hidden classic this week: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter. Carter gives familiar fairy tales a feminist twist. The stories revolve around the theme of young women (and sometimes men) crossing the threshold into adulthood, generally through sexual experiences. Penguin has some beautiful editions, and this is one of them.
I have been on a Shirley Jackson kick lately. Read my essay about her best novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle.
Trigger Warning, Neil Gaiman's latest collection of short fiction and poetry, is recommended for readers who love creepy stories, fairy tales and well-written fan fiction. PS Thanks to my friend Samantha Bryant for giving me a copy of this book. Samantha has a new book out: Going Through the Change: A Menopausal Superhero Novel. Check … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Trigger Warning by Neil Gaiman