Book Thirty-Five

My goal for several years has been to read 50 books in one calendar year – 52 weeks – but I have always fallen off the rails around 25 books. This year, I’m twice as determined. I will be posting short reviews of each book with my thoughts and any recommendations I received for the book as well as a link to purchase the book from Amazon, (though I recommend checking your local library first). If you have questions, leave a comment! If you want to follow my journey, find me on Goodreads.

Celeste Ng has been in my peripheral vision for quite some time. Several friends (Emily and Laura in particular) have recommended her books to me this year. I found this used copy at a bookstore in Arlington one Saturday when I went exploring. What a page turner! You’re hooked from page one because the plot begins with a mysterious death. All the twists and turns were beautifully written with such dynamic characters. I really enjoy Celeste’s writing style and method of handling difficult subjects. This novel is a poignant family portrait full of dissonance and intention.


Goodreads rating: 3.83/5

My rating: 4/5 stars

Days read: August 25-26

Recommend: Yes and anything else Celeste Ng has written