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

Growing Up

By: Russell Baker Followed by┬áThe Good Times 1982 Nonfiction Rating: 4.5/5   I greatly enjoyed Growing Up, the memoirs of Russell Baker, who grew up in the Depression-WWII era. Of course, I love me some biography. But autobiographies can be… Continue Reading

The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor (Not technically a series, but followed by Timothy of the Cay) 1969 Fiction Rating: 2.5/5   Can we just talk about that cover for a hot second? Yes. That’s real. Whoever designed that should be fired. I… Continue Reading

The Little Prince

By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1943 Fiction Subject Matter: Fairy tales Rating: 4.5/5 Yes, The Little Prince is a children’s book. No, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t read it. The back of this book purports that this short tale of a… Continue Reading

Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death

By: Kurt Vonnegut 1969 Fiction Rating: 4.5/5 Of course, Slaughterhouse-Five is a classic. Even if you haven’t read it, odds are you’ve heard of it. And it’s a classic for a reason. Vonnegut is a genius, and this book is… Continue Reading