Who HASN'T wanted to sleep for a year? This bizarre, hilarious novel tests that hypothetical, amounting to a brilliant meditation on privilege, happiness, and mental health.
In an effort to avoid his ex-boyfriend's wedding, semi-successful Arthur Less embarks on a global journey. Gorgeous writing and fascinating cultural backdrops make this novel feel delightfully escapist.
A beautiful narrative of empowerment and self-discovery centered around a certain villain from Greek mythology. An immortal goddess, Circe is in no rush to tell her story, so just sit back and let Madeline Miller's rhythmic prose wash over you.
Quite possibly the best novel I've read in years. This book is both laugh-out-loud funny and completely sobering, both breathtaking in scope and entirely grounded in one man's life. It's almost 600 pages long, but I read it in just a couple of days. This is an instant favorite, an instant classic. Read it.
I found this feminist retelling exceptionally biblio-therapeutic. Anita Diamant reanimates the familiar-yet-forgotten biblical character Dinah, creating a story that feels both timeless and fresh. Diamant's folkloric writing style is so soothing, so easy to fall into. And what better for a cold-weather read than a novel set in the Middle Eastern desert?