The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor (Not technically a series, but followed by Timothy of the Cay) 1969 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5   Can we just talk about that cover for a hot second? Yes. That’s real. Whoever designed that should be fired. I… Continue Reading

Animal Dreams

By: Barbara Kingsolver 1990 Fiction Rating: 4/5 I just love Barbara Kingsolver. Animal Dreams is a work of art, an exploration of the human soul, of childhood and coming of age and love and family and roots and nature.

Meridian

By: Alice Walker 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: African American college students; African American women; Voter registration; Southern states; Atlanta Rating: 2/5 You probably know Alice Walker from The Color Purple. Like that novel, Meridian is a depiction of the African-American experience. Walker… 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

Why We Can’t Wait

By: Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963 Nonfiction Rating: 4/5 I’m not sure why I’ve never heard of Why We Can’t Wait before. Or that Martin Luther King, Jr. even wrote a book. (He has multiple, by the way.) Any person who’s ever… Continue Reading

Storming Heaven

By: Denise Giardina (Not technically a series, but followed by The Unquiet Earth) 1987 Fiction Rating: 4.5/5 Wow. Just wow. Storming Heaven is quite the novel. Maybe it’s just because I love a good historical fiction novel, but wow. Storming Heaven… Continue Reading

Freshwater Road

By: Denise Nicholas 2005 Fiction Rating: 3/5 First and foremost, Freshwater Road is a book about race. It takes place during the real-life Freedom Summer that took place in 1964, during which volunteers went to towns all across the state of… Continue Reading