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Category: Book Reviews

Here you will find all the book reviews that I have published on Simple Spines.  Not sure where to start?  View reviews by Fiction, Non-Fiction, or Classics.

Another Late September 2021 Wrap-Up

Hi, friends! Thanks for joining me today; I’m so glad you’re here 💙. Today, I’m sharing another late wrap-up, this time discussing what I read in September 2021. I’ve been working hard on creating a plan for blog posts next year, and I’m getting really excited about creating content again. Thanks for your support and patience with my inconsistency in the meantime. 🥺

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Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro | Book Review

Hi, friends! Thanks for joining me today; I’m so glad you’re here 💙. Today I’m sharing my review of Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel: Never Let Me Go. I didn’t really love this one, and I was hesitant to write a mostly negative review, but it ended up being an interesting case study, and I’m really proud of how this review turned out. So, let’s talk about it, shall we?

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Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge: Book Review

Hi, friends! Thanks for joining me today; I’m so glad you’re here 💙. Today I’m talking about Reni Eddo-Lodge’s 2017 debut: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race. Don’t let its provocative title fool you; this is an incredibly thorough, well-researched, and rational address to anti-racist BIPOC and non-marginalized allies alike.

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides | Book Review

Hi, friends! Thanks for joining me today; I’m so glad you’re here 💙. Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Alex Michaelides’s debut novel: The Silent Patient. Despite the writing many of the familiar pitfalls of a debut novel and side characters who fade in and out of existence as needed, The Silent Patient infuses a fresh perspective into a familiar kind of thriller.

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Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates | Book Review

Hi, friends! Thanks for joining me today; I’m so glad you’re here 💙. Today I’m sharing my review of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book, Between the World and Me. Undoubtedly heartfelt and profoundly introspective, Coates attempts to answer the question: what does it mean to inhabit a Black body, and how does one reckon with all that that entails?

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Axiom’s End by Lindsay Ellis | Book Review

Hi, friends! Thanks for joining me today; I’m so glad you’re here 💙. Today I’m sharing my review of Lindsay Ellis’s 2020 debut novel, Axiom’s End. A solid first-contact story, Axiom’s End features wonderful world-building, excellent espionage, and most importantly: really cool aliens. Keep reading to hear my thoughts on the first book in Ellis’s Noumena series.

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