Archive for December 2015

Litzy's 2015 Book List

Litzy's 2015 Book List
It was the year of the doorstop book. If I put Purity in one hand and City On Fire in the other and started doing reps, I’d have myself a serious set of guns. 2015’s booklist is heavy on the mega-thick, this-won’t-be-read-in-one-weekend, investment piece kind of book. From A Little Life, to Jane Smiley’s 100... Read more »

Book Review: City On Fire

Book Review: City On Fire
I blew out my eyeballs on this one. To finish Garth Risk Hallberg’s 900+page “City On Fire” before the end of the year required me to go on a bit of a reading bender these last two days. I will cop to a bit of speed reading toward the end—as I mentioned to a friend... Read more »

Last-Minute Gifts for Book Lovers

Last-Minute Gifts for Book Lovers
That’s right. You forgot about your Secret Santa at book club. Here are a few last-minute gifts that’ll save you in a jam and won’t put you in a pickle when it comes to picking something your book lover has already read: Wearing your heart on your sleeve: Litographs.com has great book-inspired shirts—the design composed... Read more »
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F*ck Feelings: A Self-Help Book for the Festivus Crowd

F*ck Feelings: A Self-Help Book for the Festivus Crowd
“The tradition of Festivus begins with the airing of grievances. I got a lot of problems with you people! And now you’re gonna hear about it!” You gotta hand it to Frank Costanza. He just puts it out there. If you think about it, George’s dad is probably the most grounded person in the history... Read more »

Best Books of 2015

Best Books of 2015
So many books, so little time. Always. I wish I had the time and energy to read a new book every day, but am thankful for the time I do scrape together to enjoy my favorite authors and discover new ones. This year, my Best Books of 2015 includes: A Little Life Hanya Yanagihara has... Read more »