Review: Fates and Furies


Today I’m happy to share my title of a rather well-known title in the book world, Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies.

If you haven’t read it yet, the summary from Goodreads does it justice:

Every story has two sides. Every relationship has two perspectives. And sometimes, it turns out, the key to a great marriage is not its truths but its secrets. At the core of this rich, expansive, layered novel, Lauren Groff presents the story of one such marriage over the course of twenty-four years.

At age twenty-two, Lotto and Mathilde are tall, glamorous, madly in love, and destined for greatness. A decade later, their marriage is still the envy of their friends, but with an electric thrill we understand that things are even more complicated and remarkable than they have seemed.

II give Fates and Furies four out of five stars.

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Today, I am reminded to give thanks for all of the good that the world has been brought into my life, and for all of the challenges that I have overcome to be a stronger woman. I am thankful for my partner, my family, my friends, and you, my readers.

I’ll be back on Monday with another travel recap, but for now, have an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving.

Review: The Giver


A perennial favorite, Lois Lowry’s The Giver probably needs no introduction, but nonetheless:

This haunting story centers on Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he’s given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. (Via Goodreads)

I give Lois Lowry’s The Giver five out of five stars.

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