"A Separate Peace"- Book Review I know next to nothing about author John Knowles. If you were to quiz me, all I could say is that he was American, he was a novelist, and he's best known for the book I'm getting ready to talk about. That's it. I hadn't read many reviews for A... Continue Reading →

"The House on Mango Street"- Book Review The first book I ever read that featured a Latina lead character was Pam Muñoz Ryan's Esperanza Rising. It was one of my favorite books as a kid, and I often found myself reading it over and over and over again to point where certain scenes and prose were seared... Continue Reading →

"Mr. Mercedes"- Book Review After I'd crossed IT off my list of must-read Stephen King books, I wasn't sure which one to tackle next. Of course, my options seemed limitless. The man's bibliography stretches as far as the river Nile, with everything from short stories to novels the width of a King James Bible. Naturally I... Continue Reading →

"Sharp Objects"- Book Review I've had Gillian Flynn on my radar for quite some time. When I first saw the movie Gone Girl, I had two things on my mind- the first being how great David's Fincher's unflinchingly bleak style matched the darkness of the story, the latter being how strong and sharp the writing for... Continue Reading →

"Invisible Man"- Book Review   At the start of the year I made it a goal of mine to commemorate Black History Month by delving into some Afro-centric literature. The options were plenty: Alice Walker's "The Color Purple", the biographies of Martin Luther King and Frederic Douglas, the essays of Booker I. Washington, Franz Fanon's... Continue Reading →

"Ready Player One"- Book Review It seems like everyone's trying to go back to the 80s, doesn't it? Not only do I hear people bragging about how fun and awesome that time was as if it was the most wonderful decade of all human history. And as someone who lived a blissfully ignorant childhood in... Continue Reading →

"Snow Falling on Cedars"- Book Review The thing I love about reading lesser-known novels is that there's a greater chance you'll be left absolutely surprised. Stories like Romeo and Juliet and The Odyssey are so commonly known you could practically recite the entire plot beat by beat like the Pledge of Allegiance. Not having the intense hype... Continue Reading →

"IT"- Book Review Stephen King has become a legend. Whether you like his work or not, there's no denying the significant mark the man has made in the world of entertainment. His creative mind has given birth to some of the most iconic figures of the horror genre, such as a rabies-infested St. Bernard, a... Continue Reading →

  "Love & Gelato" Book Review   When I was in college, I had the opportunity to go to Italy. It was part of a summer study abroad program. I'd been prepping myself for a long time, having taken classes on Italian language, culture and literature. All I had to do was fill out a... Continue Reading →

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