June 2020 Reading Challenge: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Title:  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers Page Count: 359 Publication Date: 2012 Category/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, LGBT, Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.34) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire … Continue reading June 2020 Reading Challenge: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Title:  Imaginary Friend Author: Stephen Chboksy Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Page Count: 705 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Fantasy, Suspense Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.49) My Rating: ★★★☆☆(3.5) Imagine… Leaving your house in the middle of the night. Knowing your mother is doing her best, but she’s just as scared as you. … Continue reading Book Review: Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky

Book Review: The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

Title:  The Bastard of Istanbul Author: Elif Shafak Publisher: Viking Adult Page Count: 368 Publication Date: 2007 Category/Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Historical Fiction. Turkish Literature Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.83) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) From one of Turkey’s most acclaimed and outspoken writers, a novel about the tangled histories of two families. In her second novel … Continue reading Book Review: The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak

April 2020 Reading Challenge: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Title:  Man’s Search for Meaning Author: Viktor E. Frankl Publisher: Beacon Press Page Count: 165 Publication Date: 1946 Category/Genre: Memoir, Autobiography, Non Fiction, Psychology, Self-Help Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.36) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for … Continue reading April 2020 Reading Challenge: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

March 2020 Reading Challenge: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Title:  The Reason I Jump Author: Naoki Higashida Publisher: Random House Page Count: 135 Publication Date: 2013 Category/Genre: Memoir, Autobiography, Non Fiction, Psychology Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.82) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Written by Naoki Higashida, a very smart, very self-aware, and very charming thirteen-year-old boy with autism, it is a one-of-a-kind memoir that demonstrates how … Continue reading March 2020 Reading Challenge: The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Title:  The Immortalists Author: Chloe Benjamin Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Page Count: 346 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.72) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has … Continue reading Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

February 2020 Reading Challenge: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Title:  Gingerbread Author: Helen Oyeyemi Publisher: Macmillion Page Count: 304 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Magic Realism Good Reads Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.05) My Rating: ★★★☆☆(3.25) Influenced by the mysterious place gingerbread holds in classic children’s stories–equal parts wholesome and uncanny, from the tantalizing witch’s house in “Hansel and Gretel” to the man-shaped confection who … Continue reading February 2020 Reading Challenge: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Book Review: I’m Done

Title:  I’m Done Author: Gurpreet Kaur Publisher: Amazon Digital Services Page Count: 157 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Poetry Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.04) My Rating: ★★★★☆(3.5) for the ones who have loved more than they have received, for the ones who have loved, for the ones who are heartbroken, for the ones who are healing. Full disclosure: I … Continue reading Book Review: I’m Done

Book Review: Human Acts by Han Kang

Title:  Human Acts Author: Han Kang Publisher: Hogarth Press Page Count: 218 Publication Date: 2014 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.16) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a rare and astonishing (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice. In the midst of … Continue reading Book Review: Human Acts by Han Kang