Bookclique’s Best: First Quarter Roundup

bookclique presents… the most popular reviews from January to March 2018. People are definitely craving good fiction so far this year! #1) The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas — a bookclique pick from Karen Marquis Derby #2) Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan — a bookclique pick from Jessica Flaxman #3) Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng — a bookclique pick from Lindsey Mead #4) … Continue reading Bookclique’s Best: First Quarter Roundup

Love, Africa by Jeffrey Gettleman

a bookclique pick from Rhoda Flaxman I’ve always been fascinated by Africa and count my trips to Kenya, South Africa, and Morocco among the most rewarding adventures of my life. Therefore I quickly devoured Love, Africa, Jeffrey Gettleman’s memoir of his ten years (2007-2017) as New York Times bureau chief for the twelve countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Primarily based in Nairobi, Gettleman vividly takes us, … Continue reading Love, Africa by Jeffrey Gettleman

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

a bookclique pick from Laura Dickerman Patricia Lockwood, author of the fascinating memoir, Priestdaddy, is often referred to as the “poet laureate of Twitter,” who first burst into the public sphere when her powerful piece, “Rape Joke” went viral. Lockwood is a poet first and foremost, and her sentences hum with precision, originality, and beauty. Although the vividness and specificity of her language is compelling in … Continue reading Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Glass Houses by Louise Penny

a bookclique pick by Cricket Mikheev Glass Houses is the latest installment of Louise Penny’s mystery series featuring Quebecois detective, Armand Gamache.  With a wide-ranging and culturally astute plot, this sweeping novel takes on the opioid crisis, the tradition of cobrador del frac, and college friendships as well as themes of shame, conscience, and, of course, murder. This sounds heavy. This sounds dark. And it … Continue reading Glass Houses by Louise Penny