The Perfect Neighbors: A Novel   by Sarah Pekkanen
fiction / mystery

The Perfect Neighbors: A Novel by Sarah Pekkanen

After reading an exhaustive history of Southern food and some pretty serious memoirs about mental illness I thought I’d go for something lighter. Oddly, The Perfect Neighbors took longer to read than all of those previous books. I have no idea why! The writing was pretty simple and the plot wasn’t terribly complex. I didn’t love the … Continue reading

Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom by Sara Benincasa
essays / memoir / nonfiction

Agorafabulous!: Dispatches from My Bedroom by Sara Benincasa

I had mixed feelings about Agorafabulous!. On one hand, it was fascinating to read about agoraphobia, on the other I felt like she was trying too hard to be funny at times and occasionally was slightly offensive. For example, she’d refer to people’s race, sexuality or ethnicity all the time even when it didn’t matter. It … Continue reading