October Reads: FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

Altogether, FRANKENSTEIN is a lot more human than I expected from a story about such a culturally important monster. But I think that’s the way it’s supposed to be—don’t we create our own monsters, too?

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September Reads: THE SONG OF ACHILLES by Madeline Miller

The truth is, SONG OF ACHILLES breaks my heart. Within the first few pages, I fell in love with Madeline Miller’s style and Patroclus’ voice. It’s so unique, so captivating and warm and curious; I feel each of the character’s emotions as they come, love and betrayal and hurt and grief.

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January Reads: HHhH by Laurence Binet

I’m back with my monthly book recommendations! Did you miss me? “Himmlers Hirn heisst Heydrich”, or “Himmler’s brain is called Heydrich”. The most dangerous man in Hitler’s cabinet, Reinhard Heydrich was known as the “Butcher of Prague”. He was feared by all and loathed by most. With his cold Aryan features and implacable cruelty, Heydrich […]

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August Reads: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

MY TIME HAS FINALLY COME. If you haven’t yet realized I am a Harry Potter mega-nerd, you’re about to figure it out. I’m obsessed with Harry Potter. The books were part of what first got me into writing. I love the entire universe. I’ve been to Universal Studios twice. I have a wand. I have […]

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May Reads: 1984 by George Orwell

I’m back with another book recommendation! The year 1984 has come and gone, but George Orwell’s prophetic, nightmarish vision in 1949 of the world we were becoming is timelier than ever. 1984 is still the great modern classic of “negative utopia”—a startlingly original and haunting novel that creates an imaginary world that is completely convincing, from the […]

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