• Book cover for Daisy Jones & the Six : a novel

    Daisy Jones & the Six

    Reid, Taylor Jenkins

    Reviewed: June 30, 2023

    Daisy Jones... Read Full Review

  • Book cover of A thousand splendid suns

    A Thousand Splendid Suns

    Hosseini, Khaled

    Reviewed: June 14, 2023

    A Thousand Splendid Suns is the second book created by Khaled Hosseini. Published in 2007, it shares many similarities with his initial release (The Kite Runner). A Thousand Splendid Suns takes place in Kabul, a province of Afghanistan. In contrast to his original release, which displays Afghanistan through the eyes of a man, this is the story of a woman from Afghanistan. The main character Mariam starts the story as a young girl. Through the story, we progressively move through her life and the hardships she faces through the Soviet-Afghan War and the initial... Read Full Review

  • Book cover of Notes from underground

    Notes From Underground

    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor

    Reviewed: June 7, 2023

    Notes From Underground is a novel that completely changed my view of literature. I would hate to spoil the potential mind massage that would come from this book so I’ll keep my thoughts brief. “Notes From Underground,” however, remains anything but brief. We are shown an unfiltered series of our main characters' thoughts. We learn this nameless man is a pessimistic and cynical man with a troubled past. This information leads us into his heart-wrenching past where we see an insecure and socially awkward man try and communicate to women and his fellow peers while trying to feel... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012,

    Reviewed: May 31, 2023

    Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is about a world where books are banned from society. The government does not care what their people do—unless they have a book. The main character is Guy Montag who is a fireman. But instead of putting out fires, as a normal firefighter would, a fireman starts fires. If someone is found with a book, an alarm goes off warning the firemen that someone has been seen with a book. The consequence is that the firemen burn the book owner's house. In the beginning, Guy meets a curious little girl who makes him wonder about the government's rules against... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Syro Aphex Twin

    Syro Aphex Twin

    Aphex Twin

    Reviewed: May 24, 2023

    Syro is the sixth album created by the popular artist Aphex Twin. This album was recorded over a period of a few years and is an electronic album. It has a mix of tracks that are extremely enjoyable, some that are incredible, and some that are average or bad. It is a very mixed album, but when it has the opportunity to shine, it does so in an extravagant manner. A notable track is "Produk 29", which feels very similar to the older works of Aphex Twin. The track is quick and action-packed but begins with an interesting, semi-calm introduction. Another notable track and probably the... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for All the Light We Cannot See

    All the Light We Cannot See

    Doerr, Anthony

    Reviewed: May 17, 2023

    One book I have recently enjoyed is All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The book has two timelines, alternating between 1944 and the years leading up to it. There are two protagonists: Marie-Laure, a twelve-year-old who is blind and lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History where her father works, and Werner Pfenning, an orphan who grows up with his younger sister and later gets recruited to be part of the Nazi Youth. Marie-Laure and her father leave Nazi-occupied Paris and flee to Saint-Malo, where her great-uncle lives in a house by the sea, which ultimately... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

    The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made

    Sestero, Greg

    Reviewed: May 10, 2023

    The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made is a nonfiction book co-written by Tom Bissell and Greg Sestero. It’s a biography recounting Sestero’s time in Los Angeles while working on the film The Room, a movie that although its box office income of less than $2,000, has absolutely soared in popularity in recent decades. The initial box office income was a comparative grain of sand next to the nearly $5,000,000 it has made these days.

    Greg Sestero’s recollection of events is a tale as old as time, "a young actor looking to make a... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    Reviewed: May 3, 2023

    Rosebud. This is the final word spoken by the immensely influential celebrity, politician, and owner of the New York Daily Inquirer. Moments before he collapses, this singular word erupts from his lips. A nurse soon rushes in, and it is reported that Charles Foster Kane is dead. The world is shocked by his passing, which has huge ramifications on the world after he’s gone.

    To understand the meaning of Kane’s mysterious word would be an amazing scoop for reporters and be immensely valuable information, and they flock to uncover the meaning of his last word. They begin to uncover... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for The Sea of Trolls

    The Sea of Trolls

    Farmer, Nancy

    Reviewed: May 3, 2023

    The Sea of Trolls is the first book in a three-part series by Nancy Farmer. The book is set in 793 A.D., following the main character, Jack, who is the son of a farmer. His father plays favorites with Jack's sister, Lucy, and never respects him no matter what he does. When Jack goes to feed the village Bard, he is asked to become the Bard’s apprentice. He learns all about the "life force" and is trained for about a year before everything spirals out of control. The Bard goes insane, Northmen attack Jack’s village, he and his sister are captured by the Berserkers, and they are... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for Annihilation


    VanderMeer, Jeff

    Reviewed: April 27, 2023

    Annihilation is about Area X, a place blocked from society due to how weird it is. The government sends a team of four people—a biologist, an anthropologist, a surveyor, and a psychologist—to investigate this place, but they do not return the same. Some do not remember what happened. They act strangely as if they are in shock. Others do not come back at all, and their partners do not know what happened to them. The main character, a biologist, describes her surroundings from Area X. As you progress in the book, Area X gets weirder by the second, and the characters start to uncover... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for The Sun is Also a Star

    The Sun is Also a Star

    Yoon, Nicola

    Reviewed: April 12, 2023

    The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon tells the story of Natasha Kingsley, an undocumented immigrant teenage girl who is about to be deported, and Daniel Bae, a boy about to go to an interview with Yale University, a school he doesn’t want to attend but does so in order to please his parents. They end up meeting inside a record store. Following that encounter, they continue to spend time during the day together, poet Daniel trying to convince a ‘cold and calculating’ Natasha that love is indeed real. It’s a heartwarming story that shows how close two can become in just the span of... Read Full Review

  • Book cover for My Policeman

    My Policeman

    Roberts, Bethan

    Reviewed: April 5, 2023

    My Policeman by Bethan Roberts is a romance novel that takes place in the fifties and sixties. The main characters are Tom Burgess, Patrick Hazelwood, and Marion. The book is written in first-person journal entries from both Marion and Patrick.

    Marion begins as a simple schoolgirl who has taken a liking to her childhood friend’s older brother, Tom. When Tom enlists in the army, Marion begins her education and later becomes a schoolteacher. Once she settles into her new life and job, Tom returns as a trained policeman, and he and Marion reunite. Marion and Tom begin a... Read Full Review