All posts by Rachael Conrad

Weekend Reads: Thornhill

Thornhill, Pam Smy A few weeks ago I wrote about Emma Cline’s novel, The Girls, and how deeply unsettling it is. Pam Smy’s gorgeously illustrated novel, Thornhill, is just as atmospheric and unsettling, but for different reasons. It’s the kind of book that’ll keep you

Weekend Reads: Goldie Vance, Vol. 2

Goldie Vance Vol. 2, Hope Larson & Brittney Williams If you’re a fan of lighthearted mysteries with a cast of wonderfully diverse characters and you’re not keeping up with Goldie Vance then you’re seriously missing out. Sixteen-year-old Super Sleuth, Marigold “Goldie” Vance, lives with her

Weekend Reads: The Girls

The Girls, Emma Cline I’ve always been a huge fan of atmospheric, spellbinding, disquieting novels that leave you feeling like you need to sit in the sun after you’ve finished them. Books like Gone Girl and Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, and The Likeness by

Weekend Reads: Aliens: Dead Orbit #1

Aliens: Dead Orbit #1, James Stokoe Aliens: Dead Orbit might as well have been called Aliens: Everything Horrible in Outer Space. James Stokoe has crafted a wonderfully unsettling, violent, and claustrophobic extension of the Aliens universe. It’s also absolutely gorgeous. Stokoe’s use of color cleverly

Weekend Reads: Goldie Vance, Vol. 1

Goldie Vance Vol. 1, Hope Larson & Brittney Williams Move over Nancy Drew, there’s a new ace detective in town and her name is Goldie Vance. Fans of the titian-haired girl detective (as well as Harriet the Spy and Flavia de Luce) are bound to

Weekend Reads: Furiously Happy

Furiously Happy, Jenny Lawson Everyone’s favorite Space Mom, Carrie Fisher said in her memoir, Wishful Drinking, that, “living with manic depression takes a tremendous amount of balls.” If you believe this turn of phrase as much as I do, then it’s fair to say Jenny

Weekend Reads: Rock Candy Mountain #1

Rock Candy Mountain #1, Kyle Starks & Chris Schweizer I think it’s safe to say that most of my friends are familiar in some capacity with the song “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, from which Kyle Starks gets the title and clearly inspiration for  his wonderful, strange

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