Tripods #1: The White Mountains by John Christopher

This old-school but not old-fashioned children’s sci-fi adventure is fun, but doesn’t quite make the literary leap from being inspiring enough YA fare as to be good adult fare. It would be a… Continue reading

Dicey’s Song by Cynthia Voigt

In Homecoming, the Tillerman children marched for months to the only place they knew of to get help, surviving the homeless journey with only their tenacity and street smarts. Now that they have… Continue reading

The Years Of Rice And Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson

I’d been eying this Kim Stanley Robinson novel for quite awhile because I love love loved the Red Mars trilogy. Unfortunately, while I am totally into Mars, I just don’t know enough about… Continue reading

Crank by Ellen Hopkins

I mean, there I was, snorting crank with my dad, my boyfriend, and his other girlfriend. Something majorly wrong with that picture.   Another dark recommendation by my friend Lindsey, and likewise excellent.… Continue reading

The Gathering by Anne Enright

“It is time to call an end to romance and just say what happened in Ada’s house, the year that I was eight and Liam was barely nine.” This sentence comes on page… Continue reading

World War Z by Max Brooks

This book vividly portrays what’s left of humanity around the world after the zombie war, across cultures and borders, and what the world went through. A really gripping and chillingly envisioned documentary in… Continue reading

Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer

If this adventure proves fatal and you don’t ever hear from me again I want you to know you’re a great man. I now walk into the wild. Alex.   I keep breaking… Continue reading

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott

At first I thought this was a book about zombies. The title and even the blurb on the back sound like it could be zombies! But Living Dead Girl is actually about a… Continue reading

The Death Of The Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

This is the kind of book I’m supposed to be getting more out of as I work on becoming more well-read. But I just didn’t get anything out of this, not even a… Continue reading

Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

This one was less challenging than Wolf Hall, perhaps because I’m practiced now in Mantel’s particular Cromwellian style, or perhaps simply because it’s a shorter book. Mantel keeps masterful track of the dozens… Continue reading

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