Never Let Me Go

By: Kazuo Ishiguro Fiction 2005 Subject Matter: Women; England; Cloning; Organ donors; Donation of organs; Tissues Rating: 4/5 I’ve been staring at the screen for a while now trying to figure out where to start this review.

A Fraction of the Whole

By: Steve Toltz Fiction 2008 Subject Matter: Fathers and sons; Family Rating: 5/5 Yes. Still 5/5. A Fraction of the Whole is one of the books that inspired this blog. I read it when it originally came out and fell… Continue Reading

The Little Locksmith: A Memoir

By: Katharine Butler Hathaway Nonfiction 1942 Subject Matter: American authors; 20th century; Biography; Pott’s disease; Patients; Women; Maine; Castine Rating: 5/5 The Little Locksmith is ostensibly a memoir about a young woman who purchases a house. In reality, it is… Continue Reading

Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds

By: Cynthia Rylant Nonfiction 1991 Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs Rating: 3.5/5 Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By: Lewis Carroll Followed by Through the Looking-Glass Fiction 1865 Subject Matter: Fantasy; Sir John Tenniel Rating: 4/5 Fantasy, indeed! Who hasn’t heard of Alice in Wonderland? Yeah. Nobody.