Book Review: I’ll Give You the Sun

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.”  ― Jandy Nelson, I’ll Give You the Sun iBook: I’ll Give You The Sun Pages: 384 pages Publisher: Dial Date: First published January 1st 2014 ASIN: B007HUD5N0 Edition Language: English The official Goodreads synopsis states: Jude and […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Books For Readers Who Like Dystopian Novels

While lurking around the Internet this past weekend I came across an awesome book blog, The Broke and the Bookish, which does a pretty cool Top Ten Tuesday meme. Many of their list ideas sounded pretty interesting, so I thought I’d join in. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like _____, and the first […]

Book Review: Know Your Beholder

From a Pulitzer Prize finalist comes a hilarious and heartbreaking novel about a musician climbing back from rock bottom. Hardcover: Know Your Beholder Pages: 320 pages Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Date: March 3rd 2015 ISBN: 0316368911 As winter deepens in Pollard, Illinois, 30-something Francis Falbo is holed up in an attic apartment, recovering from a series of traumas: […]

Book Review: Catcher in the Rye

“I’m quite illiterate, but I read a lot. ” ― J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye Paperback: Catcher in the Rye Pages: 277 pages Publisher: Back Bay Books Date:  First published 1951 ISBN: 9780316769174 Edition Language: English The synopsis according to Goodreads states: Since his debut in 1951 as The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield has been synonymous with “cynical […]

Book Review: Esperanza Rising

“I am poor, but I am rich. I have my children, I have a garden with roses, and I have my faith and the memories of those who have gone before me. What more is there?” ― Pam Muñoz Ryan, Esperanza Rising Book: Esperanza Rising (Paperback)  Pages: 288 pages Publisher: Scholastic Press Date: May 1st 2002 ISBN: 9780439120425 Edition […]

Book Review: The King’s Curse (The Cousins’ War #6)

Philippa Gregory returns to her acclaimed The Cousins’ War series with the sixth installment, The King’s Curse. This novel tells the fascinating story of Margaret Pole, Henry VIII’s cousin, and lady-in-waiting to Katherine of Aragon. Picking up years after the previous novel, The White Princess, left off, we find Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, learning of the curse […]

Snake Charmer Daniel Radcliffe is a Bit ‘Horny’

This week I am collaborating with Tamara from Shelf Addiction on reviewing Daniel Radcliffe’s latest film, Horns. Radcliffe first hit the screen in 1999’s David Copperfield, but later became known thanks to a little film a worldwide phenomenon, Harry Potter. Unlike many child stars, Daniel has found success as an adult, but like his earlier films, his new movie dances on the dark […]

Book Review: If I Stay (Books 1 & 2)

“I realize now that dying is easy. Living is hard.” First let me start by warning you that this post contains spoilers. Don’t read further if you haven’t read the books, or are planning on seeing the film. While normally I don’t like to spoil a book, I find it’s hard to discuss this series […]

Book Review: The Yard (The Murder Squad #1)

1889, LONDON. JACK THE RIPPER’S REIGN OF TERROR IN FINALLY OVER, BUT A NEW ONE IS JUST BEGINNING. Victorian London is a cesspool of crime, and Scotland Yard has only twelve detectives—known as “The Murder Squad”—to investigate countless murders every month. Created after the Metropolitan Police’s spectacular failure to capture Jack the Ripper, The Murder Squad suffers rampant […]

Book Review: The Bronze Horseman Trilogy by Paullina Simons

“Alexander, were you looking for me?” “All my life.” ― Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman Paullina Simon’s epic and monumental love story of Alexander Belov and Tatiana Metanova begins in The Bronze Horseman and continues to its conclusion in the third book The Summer Garden. Their story begins when Hitler’s armies attack Russia causing Russia […]