The Education of Little Tree

by: Forrest Carter 1976 Fiction Subject Matter: Biography; Youth; American novelists; 20th century; Cherokee Indians Rating: 4/5 Don’t mind my puffy red eyes… Just allergies, I swear.

Never Let Me Go

By: Kazuo Ishiguro 2005 Fiction Subject Matter: Women; England; Cloning; Organ donors; Donation of organs; Tissues Rating: 4/5 I’ve been staring at the screen for a while now trying to figure out where to start this review.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

By: Lewis Carroll Followed by Through the Looking-Glass 1865 Fiction 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 1992 Fiction 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…

Life and Times of Jesse James

By: Frank Triplett 1882 (originally) Nonfiction 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

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories

By: Flannery O’Connor 1955 Fiction 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

In Cold Blood

By: Truman Capote 1965 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Murder; Kansas; Case studies Rating: 4.5/5 What. A. Fantastic. Book. In Cold Blood. Truman Capote. The dedication to and fallout with Harper Lee. True crime. Kansas. Murder. We’ve all heard of this book;… Continue Reading

Gone Girl

By: Gillian Flynn 2012 Fiction Subject Matter: Husbands; Married people; Wives; Crimes Rating: 4/5 Okay, seriously, who hasn’t heard of Gone Girl at this point? The book, the movie with Ben Affleck, those posts on Pinterest recommending “10 books to… Continue Reading