A Little Life Book Review

Click Here for more info… 720 pages PICADOR Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age, Literary Fiction " There were times when the pressure to achieve happiness felt almost oppressive as if happiness were something that everyone should & could attain, and that any sort of compromise in its pursuit was somehow your fault    I can definitely say … Continue reading A Little Life Book Review

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My Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Recommendation & Reading Project

Pulitzer Prize official website The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City. According to the administrators of the Pulitzer Prize, the correct pronunciation of the name should … Continue reading My Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Recommendation & Reading Project

Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Book Review (more than just about race)

Click Here for more… 337 pages Genre: Historical Fiction, Classics, Contemporary  "Song of Solomon" begins with one of the most arresting scenes in our century's literature: a dreamlike tableau depicting a man poised on a roof, about to fly into the air, while cloth rose petals swirl above the snow-covered ground and, in the astonished … Continue reading Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Book Review (more than just about race)

Night Film & Before The Fall (2 mini book reviews)Mystery books are more than the plot twist

 “There are crimes of passion and crimes of logic. The boundary between them is not clearly defined.”  ― Albert Camus Hi friends, I recently read two crime mystery books that created a unique edgy experience, especially in character study and the cinematic experience that completely absorbed me, as well as discussing certain themes. (Not that they … Continue reading Night Film & Before The Fall (2 mini book reviews)Mystery books are more than the plot twist

Desperation by Stephen King Book Review // ( 2 min read )

Synopsis 690 pages Genre: Horror, Suspense, Fantasy “Dolls with no little girls around to mind them were sort of creepy under any conditions.”  Tak As a constant King reader, I was looking forward to diving into his twisted mindset again, for believe it or not this was my first King book this year and immediately … Continue reading Desperation by Stephen King Book Review // ( 2 min read )

The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell book review 

Synopsis Genre: Literary Fiction, Contemporary, Fantasy “We live on, as long as there are people to live on in.”  Blurb Following a scalding row with her mother, fifteen-year-old Holly Sykes slams the door on her old life. But Holly is no typical teenage runaway: a sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as … Continue reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell book review 

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Review

Synopsis Genre: Afrolit, Literary Fiction, Feminism, Cultural, Contemporary Blurb Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze … Continue reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Book Review

The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Synopsis Genre: Historical, Canadian Lit, Sci-fi, Contemporary, Literary Fiction “The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise, you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging … Continue reading The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Book Review

Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil Book Review (Short Post)

Synopsis Genre: Nonfiction, True Crime, Mystery, History,  If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, "What's your business?" In Macon, they ask, "Where do you go to church?" In Augusta, they ask your grandmother's maiden name. But in Savannah, the first question people ask you is "What would you like to … Continue reading Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil Book Review (Short Post)