“every book its reader”
YA romances tend to follow a similar structure–boy meets girl, the two instantly click (even if they don’t know it yet), something comes between them, they end up okay by the end of the book. It’s a tried and true formula. This book was no different, yet in spite of the occasional clichés, it was … Continue reading ARC Review: Fade into the Bright by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz
I’m reminded that everyone’s lived the same childhood whenever I see those “Things Only 2000s Kids Will Understand” posts, so I’m sure I’m not the only one who went through a Greek and Roman Mythology phase in elementary school, especially thanks to a certain writer named Rick Riordan. I picked up Circe both out of … Continue reading Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller
Rating: ★★★★★ Spoiler-Free Review I haven’t read very many nonfiction books, much less memoirs, but I absolutely loved this book. It’s written by Paul Kalanithi, a neurosurgeon who, after being diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, decided to write a memoir recounting his journey of trying to understand the meaning of life. What do you … Continue reading Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
Rating: ★★★☆☆ Spoiler-Free Review When I first started to read Love and Gelato and realized it was set in Italy, I’ve got to admit, I was a bit hesitant to continue reading. It reminded me a lot of Kisses and Croissants, which, while not a bad book, made me begin to realize that I didn’t … Continue reading Book Review: Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
Rating: ★★★★★ Spoiler-Free Review Kafka on the Shore is a magical realism book set in Japan and follows two characters: Kafka Tamura, a teenage boy doomed to fulfill an oedipal prophecy, and Satoru Nakata, an old man who lost his mental faculties as a young child. Each traverse through their respective journeys, though often unsure … Continue reading Book Review: Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
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