Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

Rating: ★★★★★ Spoiler-Free Review This book follows the journey of a boy named Pi, who’s lost in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. Through this story, written in the perspective of Pi, we watch as he struggles to survive both physically and emotionally while stranded on a boat. The story is … Continue reading Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

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Book Review: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Rating: ★★★✦☆ Spoiler-Free Review This book is about a widowed woman named Evvie Drake, who carries a lot more baggage than even her loved ones realize. Through her friend Andy's suggestion, former major-league pitcher Dean Tenney (who, for some unknowable reason is unable to pitch anymore) moves into an empty apartment at the back of … Continue reading Book Review: Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes

Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Rating: ★★★★☆ Goodreads Synopsis: As surprising as it is moving, The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry is an unforgettable tale of transformation and second chances, an irresistible affirmation of why we read, and why we love. We are not quite novels. We are not quite short stories.In the end, we are collected works. A. … Continue reading Book Review: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Book Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Spoiler-Free! Rating: ★★★☆☆ Goodreads Synopsis: Considered to be one of Agatha Christie's most controversial mysteries, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd breaks all the rules of traditional mystery writing. The peaceful English village of King’s Abbot is stunned. First, the attractive widow Ferrars dies from an overdose of veronal. Not twenty-four hours later, Roger Ackroyd—the man she had … Continue reading Book Review: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rating: ★★★★★ Goodreads Synopsis: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties … Continue reading Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald