Barefoot

By: Elin Hilderbrand Fiction 2007 Rating: 3/5 My grandmother let me borrow this book for some beach reading. She has a bit of a history of bestowing me with her recent reads, especially anything she thinks might appeal to my feminist… Continue Reading

Anne of Green Gables

By: L. M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables Book 1 Fiction 1908 Rating: 3/5 Anne of Green Gables is one of those books that is so ubiquitously a childhood classic that I’m shocked I made it through my formative years… Continue Reading

Ender’s Game

By: Orson Scott Card The Ender Quintet (The Ender Universe) 1977 Fiction Rating: 3/5 I’m not going to lie: I was pretty excited to read Ender’s Game. It was recently made into a movie (with a pretty killer cast), appealing… Continue Reading

The Cost of Discipleship

By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer Nonfiction 1959 Subject Matter: Sermon on the Mount; Criticism; Interpretation; Christian life Rating: 3/5 Warning: The Cost of Discipleship throws you right in to some heavy theology. It is not meant to be an explanation of Christianity;… Continue Reading

The Nightingale

By: Kristin Hannah Fiction 2015 Rating: 3/5 After hearing all the hype about The Nightingale, my grandmother gave me this book as a gift. Out of respect, I read it dutifully, though I usually steer far clear of contemporary best… Continue Reading

Master and Commander

By: Patrick O’Brian Aubrey-Maturin series Book 1 Fiction 1970 Rating: 3/5   I suppose I had heard the term before, but I didn’t realize I was reading a classic when I picked up Master and Commander at first. One day,… Continue Reading

Caleb’s Crossing

By: Geraldine Brooks Fiction 2011 Subject Matter: Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck; Wampanoag Indians; Massachussetts; Martha’s Vineyard; Indian college graduates; Indian scholars; United States Rating: 3/5   I was given this book as a Christmas present a few years ago by an especially… Continue Reading

Out Came the Sun: Overcoming the Legacy of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Suicide in My Family

By: Mariel Hemingway Nonfiction 2015 Rating: 3/5   Out Came the Sun is a pretty average book.

The Vow: The True Events That Inspired the Movie

By: Kim & Krickitt Carpenter Nonfiction 2012 Subject Matter: Biography Rating: 3/5   The Vow was pretty much exactly what I expected it to be. If you’ve been living under a rock and didn’t already know, The Vow the movie, starring… Continue Reading

I Can’t Tell You

By: Hillary Frank Fiction 2004 Subject Matter: Interpersonal relations; Elective mutism; Letters; Puns and punning; Colleges and universities; Family problems Rating: 3.5/5   I first read I Can’t Tell You sometime in middle school. And I’ve been recommending it ever… Continue Reading