Literature · Novels and Novellas

Top 5 Favorite Books of 2016

I read quite a few great books this year. I decided to make a list of five instead of ten this time but it was a challenge to narrow them down. These are the books I felt stood out to me the most. In no particular order! Flora and Ulysses  by Kate DiCamillo This is… Continue reading Top 5 Favorite Books of 2016

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Literature · Novels and Novellas

Joyride by Jack Ketchum| Book Review

Spoiler-ish. Joyride is about a woman named Carole and her lover Lee who end up murdering her abusive ex-husband as an act of desperation. A death-obsessed man named Wayne witnesses the act and hopes to commit more murders with them. The two protagonists of the novel don’t have a really good plan when it comes… Continue reading Joyride by Jack Ketchum| Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Let’s Go Play At the Adams’ by Mendal Johnson | Underrated Horror Book

Let's Go Play At the Adams' is a horror novel about a babysitter named Barbara who is kidnapped and held captive by a group of kids whose parents are away. While Barbara is completely helpless and afraid the kids have many awful things in store for her. That's the basics of the plot and before… Continue reading Let’s Go Play At the Adams’ by Mendal Johnson | Underrated Horror Book

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Review and Fanfiction Nostalgia

  Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is one of the most recent books that I've read. I had heard about it again and again on Booktube and the premise really interested me as a former fanfiction writer. I went in with pretty high expectations and overall the book pretty much met those expectations. It's a very… Continue reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell | Review and Fanfiction Nostalgia

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe | Book Review

  Things Fall Apart follows Okonkwo, a man respected in his village for being a wrestling champion. Due to his father’s failures, he spends his life striving to be an ideal man. Okonkwo eventually has to deal with his life and culture changing drastically when European colonizers show up. I enjoyed Things Fall Apart. Even… Continue reading Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Kindred by Octavia Butler | Book Review

Kindred is a science fiction book about a modern day black woman (modern as in 70s) who keeps getting sent back and forth between her time and slave times. Each time she has to save the son of a slavemaster named Rufus from life threatening situations he keeps getting in. Every time she returns and… Continue reading Kindred by Octavia Butler | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Reading Wrap-Up | November 2016

I didn’t read that much this month. But I’d still say it was a good reading month. I also haven’t done a wrap-up in awhile, and I want to get back into doing so. Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee I like reading about other cultures and I thought the narrator’s life in her home village in… Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up | November 2016