A Fraction of the Whole

By: Steve Toltz 2008 Fiction 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 1942 Nonfiction 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

Invisible Cities

By: Italo Calvino 1972 Fiction Subject matter: Marco Polo; Kublai Khan Rating: 5/5   Invisible Cities is incredible. Just incredible. I had no idea what to expect going into this novel, but what I got was something that rocked my… Continue Reading

The Catcher in the Rye

By: J. D. Salinger 1945 Fiction Rating: 5/5 How have I never read The Catcher in the Rye before now? I’m a little bitter that I missed out on this book for so long. I’m blown away by it. Who… Continue Reading