Carrie's Book List
Here are some of the books that Carrie is thinking about right now.
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It is only right to read A Ghost in the Throat in the precious stolen moments of your own chaotic life. This book is a continued echo of silenced sighs of women, passed into words for each following generation to scour.
Sexy and thoughtful. This queer romance also has a time portal and a healthy dose of history. McQuiston does it again.
Some books defy genre, this one holds them all in a tightly packed, and slightly shattered, snow globe. It is a mystery, a literary masterpiece, a coming of age for every age, and a raw edged western all grown up. Ride into the sunset readers . . . ride on.
A contemplation of cruelty and crisis. A tiny novel with a powerful gut punch.
A well done retelling of the sisters of Sparta, Helen and Klytemnestra. Well researched and solid writing. Perfect for reading after a Madeline Miller kick.
Uncomfortable and perfect. The Woman in the Purple Skirt is unapologetically filled with all of the wrong choices, made for all of the wrong reasons. The reader is expertly turned into a voyeur, a stalker, and we are forced to question why we are still watching.
A gentle and beautiful exploration of grief and love. Be sure to look into the real life inspiration for this novel!
You will care about the environmental, economic, and social justice issues of these stories as if they are in your own backyard . . . because they are.
An on campus study actively brings in students diagnosed with varying degrees of psychopathy. What goes wrong is as fascinating as what doesn’t. A unique and crafty thriller.
Half Romance, half Thriller, and the best of both. A carefully plotted, fully human story of grief, recovery, and looking life directly in the eye. Quirky in all the right ways. The Very Nice Box is the sort of book you can’t stop reaching for.