On the Come Up, Angie Thomas

On the Come Up, the second novel by Angie Thomas, captures the reader yet again transporting us into the world of a black teenage girl in Garden Heights. Not a sequel to the first, Thomas shows us another set of challenges faced and new cast of characters but just as powerful a message. Although in... Continue Reading →

Circe, Madeline Miller

Circe tells the story of the witch from the classic greek Odyssey. One of the minor characters and somewhat villains this alternate novel focuses on not only on her side of the story seen in the Odyssey, but her whole life. Born to the sun titan Helios and a nymph, Circe is one his many... Continue Reading →

Nine Perfect Strangers, Liane Moriarty

Nine Perfect Stranger is a true ensemble novel that follows the lives of nine people, who find themselves guests at the same health retreat all seeking something to better their lives in some way. We meet and spend time with each guest, getting to know them, their motivations, and their deep dark secrets. Driven by... Continue Reading →

Brokeback Mountain, Annie Proulx

Brokeback Mountain is the short story which inspired the pretty famous award winning movie. I haven’t seen the movie yet because I always try to read the books first and based on this read, the movie is definitely on my to watch list! This short story follows Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch... Continue Reading →

Bruny, Heather Rose

Bruny is a political satire that follows a bit of a futuristic time in Tasmania, Australia. In this future a lot of things that are happening in the world now have taken a turn for the worse and Australia is massively in debt and core services like health and education are underfunded. We kick off... Continue Reading →

The Danish Girl, David Ebershoff

The Danish Girl, is one of those rare times when I read the book after I’d already seen the movie. I didn’t really remember the specifics of the movie other than the fact that I enjoyed it, yet also found it quite sad. So those were my expectations going in, and they are pretty much... Continue Reading →

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