Book Club July 2020: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Blazer + Bray Page Count: 444 Publication Date: 2017 Category/Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Race, Social Justice, African-American Culture Good Reads Rating: ★★★★★ (4.52) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy … Continue reading Book Club July 2020: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

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

Book Review: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Title:  Flights Author: Olga Tokarczuk Publisher: Riverhead Books Page Count: 403 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Short Stories, European Literature, Cultural, Travel, Contemporary, Essays Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) From the incomparably original Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk, Flights interweaves reflections on travel with an in-depth exploration of the human body, broaching life, death, motion, and migration. Chopin’s heart is … Continue reading Book Review: Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Book Review: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Title:  Hag-Seed Author: Margaret Atwood Publisher: Hogarth Page Count: 239 Publication Date: 2016 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Retellings, Contemporary Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.86) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4) Hag-Seed is a re-visiting of Shakespeare’s play of magic and illusion, The Tempest, and will be the fourth novel in the Hogarth Shakespeare series. The Tempest is set on a remote island full of strange … Continue reading Book Review: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

April Bookclub: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Title:  Faithful Author: Alice Hoffman Publisher:  Simon Schuster Page Count: 258 Publication Date: 2016 Category/Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Adult Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.99) Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away … Continue reading April Bookclub: Faithful by Alice Hoffman

March Bookclub: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Title:  Never Let Me Go Author: Kazuo Ishiguro Publisher: Vintage Books Page Count: 5288 Publication Date: 2010 Category/Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Contemporary Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81) From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and When We Were Orphans, comes an unforgettable edge-of-your-seat mystery that is at once heartbreakingly tender and morally courageous … Continue reading March Bookclub: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro