A Fraction of the Whole

By: Steve Toltz Fiction 2008 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

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By: Lewis Carroll Followed by Through the Looking-Glass Fiction 1865 Subject Matter: Fantasy; Sir John Tenniel Rating: 4/5 Fantasy, indeed! Who hasn’t heard of Alice in Wonderland? Yeah. Nobody.

The Patron Saint of Liars

By: Ann Patchett Fiction 1992 Subject Matter: Unmarried mothers; Mothers and daughters; Nuns; Kentucky Rating: 4/5 “A fairy tale. A delight.” Not quite the words I would use, New York Times…

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights The Story of the Champions of the Round Table By: Howard Pyle Fiction 1903/1905 Rating: 3/5 Blood. Love. Chivalry. Battle. Treachery. Madness. Howard Pyle‘s epic compilation of The Story of King Arthur… Continue Reading

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

By: Flannery O’Connor Fiction 1955 Rating: 4/5 Wowie. Flannery O’Connor is dark. A Good Man Is Hard to Find is a collection of short stories, and also – a bit confusingly – the name of one of the short stories… Continue Reading

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

Anne of Green Gables

By: L. M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables Book 1 Fiction 1908 Rating: 3/5 Anne of Green Gables is one of those books that is so ubiquitously a childhood classic that I’m shocked I made it through my formative years… Continue Reading