Literature · Novels and Novellas

Recent Reads (July 2018)

It’s been awhile since I posted but I have still been reading a decent amount. I’m also starting a new job so that’s been a bit of a distraction. I did a lot of re-reading this last month or so since I wanted to experience some old favorites. So, here’s what I’ve read: Harry Potter… Continue reading Recent Reads (July 2018)

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Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler | Book Review

  The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler is about a teenager named Flannery Culp who murdered her classmate. The story presents itself in the form of Flannery’s revised journal that she wants to publish. It shows her life with her group of friends (known as ‘the basic eight’), and the events leading up to the… Continue reading The Basic Eight by Daniel Handler | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Geek Love by Katherine Dunn | Book Review

Geek Love is a novel about a carnival family named the Binewskis. Wanting to make their own human oddities parents, Al and Crystal, use poisons and radioactive material to hopefully produce children with abnormalities. The results are Arturo (Arty) a boy with flipper-like limbs, a pair of Siamese twins named Iphy and Elly, the bald… Continue reading Geek Love by Katherine Dunn | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

Panic by Lauren Oliver | Book Review

So, the most recent book I’ve read is Panic by Lauren Oliver. Oliver is one of my favorite authors and hasn’t disappointed me yet (except for, maybe, the third Delirium book.) Here I’ll breakdown what works in the book and what doesn’t.  (slightly spoiler-ish) Idea/Creativity: When I first read the synopsis for this book I… Continue reading Panic by Lauren Oliver | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia | Book Review

  One Crazy Summer is a middle grade book that tells the story of the three Gaither sisters Delphine, Vonetta and Fern. In the late 60s during the summer they go to Oakland to visit their mother, Cecile who had previously abandoned them. She's very unwelcoming to them, viewing them as a distraction from her… Continue reading One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia | Book Review

Literature · Novels and Novellas

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams | Book Review

The Chosen One is a Young Adult book follows the story of a young girl named Kyra who lives in an isolated polygamist community. Unlike her family who follow all the rules of the community, she shows a bit of a rebellious streak by visiting and reading forbidden books from a mobile library and having… Continue reading The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams | Book Review