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 Club April 2020: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Title: The Lovely Bones Author: Alice Sebold Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company Page Count: 372 Publication Date: 2002 Category/Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Drama Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81) The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder — a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? … Continue reading Book Club April 2020: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

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 Club March 2020: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

Title: Northanger Abbey Author: Jane Austen Publisher: Collins Classics Page Count: 251 Publication Date: 1817 Category/Genre: Fiction, Classics, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.82) Jane Austen’s first novel—published posthumously in 1818—tells the story of Catherine Morland and her dangerously sweet nature, innocence, and sometime self-delusion. Though Austen’s fallible heroine is repeatedly drawn into scrapes while vacationing at Bath and during … Continue reading Book Club March 2020: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

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

Book Club February 2020:The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Author: Heather Morris Publisher: Harper Page Count: 262 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.27) In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as … Continue reading Book Club February 2020:The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris