Bookclique’s Best – 2nd Quarter Round-Up

bookclique presents the Top 10 reviews from March to June, 2018. Titles are hyperlinked. Fiction – John Green’s Turtles All the Way Down Fiction -Hanya Yanagahara’s A Little Life Fiction – Jennifer Joukhadar’s The Map of Salt and Stars Fiction – Gabriel Tallent’s My Absolute Darling Memoir – Tara Westover’s Educated Memoir – Maggie O’Farrell’s I am, I am, I am Poetry – Erin Fornoff’s … Continue reading Bookclique’s Best – 2nd Quarter Round-Up

An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn

a bookclique pick by Rhoda Flaxman If you loved The Odyssey in school — and even if you didn’t — this book is a winner. Offering a trip through Homer’s epic text, Classics professor Daniel Mendelsohn interweaves the story of a son, Telemachus, and a father, Odysseus, with another son/father pair — Daniel and his father, Jay. When Jay, an eighty-two-year-old man with tremendous intellectual curiosity, asks to sit … Continue reading An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic by Daniel Mendelsohn

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

a bookclique pick by Lindsey Mead My Absolute Darling is a fever dream of a novel, as difficult to read as it is impossible to put down.  I read it in two days, a couple of long, breathless gulps, and since I finished I haven’t been able to stop thinking  of the world Gabriel Tallent created. My Absolute Darling traces the maturation and growth of a scrappy, formidable protagonist, 14 … Continue reading My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi

a bookclique pick by Katrina Smith There’s nothing more likely to make an English major’s heart flip flop than a novel with an important social message twisted delicately into gorgeous language that cannot help but compel. I felt that flip flop reading Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things, and I experienced that same feeling again now reading Akwaeke Emezi’s Freshwater. The parallels between the … Continue reading Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi