Barefoot

By: Elin Hilderbrand Fiction 2007 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

Caleb’s Crossing

By: Geraldine Brooks Fiction 2011 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

The Magicians: A Novel

By: Lev Grossman Magicians Trilogy Book 1 Fiction 2009 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

I Can’t Tell You

By: Hillary Frank Fiction 2004 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

Meridian

By: Alice Walker Fiction 1976 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