If you’re looking for something ground-breaking or philosophical, this isn’t the book for you. It’s just a simple, slightly cheesy love story, and it doesn’t pretend to be anything else. And that’s probably one of the best things about SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA.Read More June Reads: SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA by Becky Albertalli
MILK AND HONEY is one of those books you know about even before you pick it up.
Turns out, even though I thought I knew a fair amount about MILK AND HONEY, it still surprised me. People have told me that’s its so incredibly beautiful—life-changing, even. The truth is, it wasn’t all that life-changing for me. But it was still one of the most beautiful things I’ve read.
TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN is very different from a lot of John Green’s books. If you’re expecting the grandiose of TFiOS or PAPER TOWNS, you won’t find it here. But John’s said it’s his most personal novel, and that shows.
I’ve been waiting five years for another John Green book, and BOY DID THIS ONE NOT DISAPPOINT.Read More January Reads: TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green
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?Read More October Reads: FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley
To me, CATCHER IN THE RYE isn’t angry at all. It’s just sad. Holden is both too old for his age and too young. He’s too old for his peers and he desperately wants to stay a little kid so he doesn’t get phony, either. It’s a story of a boy who desperately wants to find some realness in this world, who feels stuck in place when all he wants to do is move.Read More August Reads: CATCHER IN THE RYE by J. D. Salinger
The Odyssey is a pretty great adventure. There’s a reason it’s so famous, and that’s because it’s so characteristic of the adventure genre itself. The Odyssey is basically the “OG” starting point of the Monomyth, and t’s a perfect match for Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey model. I’d recommend it to any and all adventure and epic fantasy writers.Read More June Reads: THE ODYSSEY by Homer
Goodreads Summary: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, […]Read More May Reads: THE ROAD by Cormac McCarthy
No one ever knew who Gatsby was. Some said he had been a German spy, others that he was related to one of Europe’s royal families. Nearly everyone took advantage of his fabulous hospitality. And it was fabulous. In his superb Long Island home he gave the most amazing parties, and not the least remarkable […]Read More April Reads: THE GREAT GATSBY by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Up until now, my monthly book reviews have been pretty positive. So this month, I thought I’d change it up a little bit. She is only fourteen, he is only a few years older. Their families are bitter enemies, sworn to hatred. Yet Romeo and Juliet meet and fall passionately in love. Defying their parents’ […]Read More February Reads: ROMEO AND JULIET by William Shakespeare
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 […]Read More January Reads: HHhH by Laurence Binet