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I sometimes say to my children when they are telling me about their woes, “Oh, the world.”

In the midst of this unsettling time, I find myself saying “oh, the world” to myself more and more. The beautiful world, so interconnected and vibrant and interesting, is now on hold at best, in grief, at worst.

Reading can only soothe us so far. And yet, if we are reading something something really engaging, we can actually feel better and more connected. This past quarter, bookclique bloggers read some incredible books and wrote some incredible reviews. Check them out here:

Ellen Feldman, Paris Never Leaves You

Samra Habib, We Have Always Been Here

Ann Klotz, Reading During a Pandemic

Ursula K. LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness

Valeria Luiselli, Lost Children Archive

Chanel Miller, Know My Name

Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea

Julia Phillips, Disappearing Earth

Yoko Ogawa, Revenge

Richard Powers, The Overstory

Ian Williams, Reproduction

Kevin Wilson, Nothing to See Here

Jessica Flaxman

Jessica Flaxman created bookclique in 2018 with English teaching colleagues, writerly friends, and former English students. An avid reader and supporter of literary arts, Jessica is delighted to see bookclique continue to grow in its fifth year under Laura Dickerman's gimlet editorial eye.