If I Had Your Face | Hot Take Review

If I Had Your Face | Frances Cha Published: April 21 2020 Format: Hardback/Audiobook (Personal copy/Library copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Realism, Asian Literature | Synopsis from the Publisher | A debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossibly high standards of beauty, secret room salons … Continue reading If I Had Your Face | Hot Take Review

The House of the Spirits | Hot Take Review

The House of the Spirits | Isabel Allende Published: January 2 1982 Format: Paperback Tags: Latin America, Fiction, Magical Realism, Generational | Synopsis from the Publisher | Chilean writer Isabel Allende’s classic novel is both a richly symbolic family saga and the riveting story of an unnamed Latin American country’s turbulent history. In a triumph of magic … Continue reading The House of the Spirits | Hot Take Review

The Ex-Talk | Hot Take Review

Published: January 26th 2021 Pages: 358 Format: Paperback (Library Copy) Tags: Fiction, Contemporary, Romance, Diverse | Synopsis from the Publisher | Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her … Continue reading The Ex-Talk | Hot Take Review

Shakespeare Saved My Life | Hot Take Review

Published: April 2 2013 Pages: 291 Format: Paperback (Library Copy) Tags: Nonfiction, Memoir, Crime, Social Justice | Synopsis from the Publisher | Just as Larry Newton, one of the most notorious inmates at Indiana Federal Prison, was trying to break out of jail, Dr. Laura Bates was trying to break in. She had created the … Continue reading Shakespeare Saved My Life | Hot Take Review

The Flight Attendant | Hot Take Review

Published: March 13 2018 Pages: 345 Format: Hardback (Library Copy) Tags: Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller, Multiple-PoV, Unreliable Narrator | Synopsis from the Publisher | Cassandra Bowden is no stranger to hungover mornings. She's a binge drinker, her job with the airline making it easy to find adventure, and the occasional blackouts seem to be inevitable. She lives … Continue reading The Flight Attendant | Hot Take Review

Stories of Your Life and Others | Hot Take Review

Hot Take On: Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang I wish I understood math and physics concepts better, because I think I would have connected with some of the stories more, but otherwise I thought this book was pretty good. My GIF Reaction: Me struggling to divine the meaning of each story … Continue reading Stories of Your Life and Others | Hot Take Review