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.

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

By: Alison Bechdel Nonfiction 2006 Subject Matter: Alison Bechdel; Comic books; Comic strips; Cartoonists; United States; Graphic novels Rating: 3/5 I recently reviewed a graphic novel, and if you read that one, then you’ll know this isn’t quite my genre.… 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

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

Grace: A Memoir

By: Grace Coddington Nonfiction 2012 Subject Matter: Grace Coddington; 1941; Image consultants; Great Britain; Biography; Fashion editors; Models; Vogue Rating: 3/5 The real gem of this book is the pictures. Grace Coddington, for those of you who (like me) don’t… Continue Reading

Growing Up

By: Russell Baker Followed by The Good Times Nonfiction 1982 Rating: 4.5/5   I greatly enjoyed Growing Up, the memoirs of Russell Baker, who grew up in the Depression-WWII era. Of course, I love me some biography. But autobiographies can be… Continue Reading

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

Dylan Thomas: A Biography

By: Paul Ferris Nonfiction 1977 Subject Matter: Dylan Thomas; Biography; Welsh authors; 20th century Rating: 4/5 I am a sucker for a good biography. And a good biography about a wildly interesting poet? Count me in.