Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds

By: Cynthia Rylant 1991 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Appalachian Region; Southern; Descriptions and travel; Social life and customs Rating: 3.5/5 Appalachia by Cynthia Rylant, in my opinion, is just as much “by” Barry Moser, the illustrator.

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 1903/1905 Fiction Rating: 3/5 Blood. Love. Chivalry. Battle. Treachery. Madness. Howard Pyle‘s epic compilation of The Story of King Arthur… Continue Reading

Grace: A Memoir

By: Grace Coddington 2012 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Grace Coddington; 1941; Image consultants; Great Britain; Biography; Fashion editors; Models; Vogue Rating: 3/5 The real gem of this book is the pictures. Grace Coddington, for those of you who (like me) don’t… Continue Reading

Barefoot

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

Anne of Green Gables

By: L. M. Montgomery Anne of Green Gables Book 1 1908 Fiction 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

Ender’s Game

By: Orson Scott Card The Ender Quintet (The Ender Universe) 1977 Fiction Rating: 3/5 I’m not going to lie: I was pretty excited to read Ender’s Game. It was recently made into a movie (with a pretty killer cast), appealing… Continue Reading

The Cost of Discipleship

By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1959 Nonfiction Subject Matter: Sermon on the Mount; Criticism; Interpretation; Christian life Rating: 3/5 Warning: The Cost of Discipleship throws you right in to some heavy theology. It is not meant to be an explanation of Christianity;… Continue Reading

The Nightingale

By: Kristin Hannah 2015 Fiction Rating: 3/5 After hearing all the hype about The Nightingale, my grandmother gave me this book as a gift. Out of respect, I read it dutifully, though I usually steer far clear of contemporary best… Continue Reading