The Education of Little Tree

by: Forrest Carter Fiction 1976 Subject Matter: Biography; Youth; American novelists; 20th century; Cherokee Indians Rating: 4/5 Don’t mind my puffy red eyes… Just allergies, I swear.

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.

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.

The Patron Saint of Liars

By: Ann Patchett Fiction 1992 Subject Matter: Unmarried mothers; Mothers and daughters; Nuns; Kentucky Rating: 4/5 “A fairy tale. A delight.” Not quite the words I would use, New York Times…

Life and Times of Jesse James

By: Frank Triplett Nonfiction 1882 (originally) Rating: 4/5 Sheer entertainment. That’s how I’d describe the Life and Times of Jesse James. Frank Triplett is something else. With probably the most widely recognizable name of all the members of the notorious… Continue Reading

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

By: Flannery O’Connor Fiction 1955 Rating: 4/5 Wowie. Flannery O’Connor is dark. A Good Man Is Hard to Find is a collection of short stories, and also – a bit confusingly – the name of one of the short stories… Continue Reading

In Cold Blood

By: Truman Capote Nonfiction 1965 Subject Matter: Murder; Kansas; Case studies Rating: 4.5/5 What. A. Fantastic. Book. In Cold Blood. Truman Capote. The dedication to and fallout with Harper Lee. True crime. Kansas. Murder. We’ve all heard of this book;… Continue Reading

Gone Girl

By: Gillian Flynn Fiction 2012 Subject Matter: Husbands; Married people; Wives; Crimes Rating: 4/5 Okay, seriously, who hasn’t heard of Gone Girl at this point? The book, the movie with Ben Affleck, those posts on Pinterest recommending “10 books to… Continue Reading

Unaccustomed Earth

By: Jhumpa Lahiri Fiction 2008 Subject Matter: Bengali Americans; Bengali; South Asian people; United States Rating: 4/5 Unaccustomed Earth reminded me how much I LOVE SHORT STORIES! Since college, I’ve stuck mostly to novels or nonfiction. But Jhumpa Lahiri‘s collection… Continue Reading