By: Anne Rivers Siddons 1991 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5 Y’all. I love the Outer Banks. But reading a book called Outer Banks while in the Outer Banks feels a little like wearing a spring break shirt in Daytona Beach in March.
By: Elin Hilderbrand 2007 Fiction 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
By: Geraldine Brooks 2011 Fiction 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
By: Lev Grossman Magicians Trilogy Book 1 2009 Fiction Subject Matter: College students; College graduates; Magic; Psychological fiction Rating: 1.5/5 The Magicians got a lot of hype. I’m not really sure why. I didn’t enjoy much at all about this… Continue Reading
By: Hillary Frank 2004 Fiction 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
That summer, Mac and I got jobs together at a fast food joint. We needed cash. Abby was hard into the college search already, plus she was getting two allowances, one from each parent, at this point. So she would… Continue Reading
Time passed and somehow life moved on. I hung out with Renee or Cady or Lawrie nearly every day. We signed up for orientation and bought all our dorm supplies and packed all our stuff. And then suddenly the day… Continue Reading
So I did. For about a month, everything was normal. Well, not normal, exactly. I was, after all, dating the sexiest eighteen-year-old alive.
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