Book Review: Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Title:  Wasp Factory Author: Iain Banks Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 192 Publication Date: 1998 Category/Genre: Fiction, Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Contemporary Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.85) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Frank, no ordinary sixteen-year-old, lives with his father outside a remote Scottish village. Their life is, to say the least, unconventional. Frank’s mother abandoned … Continue reading Book Review: Wasp Factory by Iain Banks

Book Club January 2020: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Title: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Publisher: Broadway Books Page Count: 415 Publication Date: 2014 Category/Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Contemporary Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.06) On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever … Continue reading Book Club January 2020: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Title: Little Bee Author: Chris Cleave Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 275 Publication Date: 2010 Category/Genre: Fiction, Cultural, Africa, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.71) From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent … Continue reading Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

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

October BookClub: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Author: Sara Gruen Publisher:  Algonquin Books Page Count: 335 Publication Date: 2007 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.08) An atmospheric, gritty, and compelling novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932, by the bestselling author of Riding Lessons. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he … Continue reading October BookClub: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen