Book Review: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke

Today's book review covers a fascinating science fiction books which I totally did not see coming! Piranesi by Susanna Clarke is the summer book club pick for a podcast I sometimes follow, Speaking with Joy. I trust Joy's taste in books and have enjoyed listening to her summer book club podcasts for the last two years even though I did not read along either time. This year, despite my busy work and school schedule, I decided to try to read the book as well. Thankfully it's a fairly short book at just a little over 200 pages. Because Piranesi is science fiction, I was initially unsure about it. I expected it to be weird, predictable, and somewhat boring while engaging to some extent with meaningful topics. Instead, I entered an incredible world filled with mystery, awe, drama, and miracles. I was hooked by the second section, and I think if you are open to science fiction you will be, too.

First Line Friday // July 2, 2021

Happy first Friday of July! Being the first Friday of the month, I'm linking today's post to First Line Friday by Hoarding Books. Usually in July I feature a book by Sarah Sundin because her books just scream "America!" to me. However, I've recently stumbled across the most fascinating little book which I am pretty sure will be a defining feature of this month for me, and I want to talk about it with anyone who will listen! So, instead of a comfortable historical fiction/Christian romance book, today I'm featuring a fantasy (I think?) book that has me outside of my typical comfort zone, and yet somehow feels a little like home.

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