February 2, 2021


I’m so thrilled this was my first book of 2021! 

This novel is very character-driven, so the oversimplified summary is that the story follows the internal journey of Martha as she navigates life with a mental illness. 

But, it’s also a love story at its core. 


Sorrow and Bliss was heartbreaking and funny, unflinching in its examination of Martha and her relationships with everyone in her life. 

The narrative is beautiful and because it’s told in a non-traditional format (no chapters), I found it impossible to put down and kept turning the page. 

I highly recommend this novel for everyone, but especially if you or someone you love suffers from mental illness, the story might resonate for you on another level. 

Sorrow and Bliss comes out in the US on Feb 9, 2021, but it’s available for pre-order now! 

Thank you to Netgalley and HarperCollins Publishing for sending me the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review! 

This Book is Lit.