The Devil and the Dark Water By: Stuart Turton When Old Tom is summoned he whispers to you in the night offers your hearts desire for a bargain. And if you don’t bargain? You die. Which seems wildly unfair to me but that’s the situation the passengers of our ship find themselves in on their … More The Devil and the Dark Water
Since the Oscars are this Sunday I thought I’d do 12 Books that Should Be Films (or series) Right now! And since Circe- one of my recent favorites got optioned for a series I thought I’d get specific to ones with great roles for women!
Circe By: Madeline Miller Grade: A “Humbling women seems to be the chief pastime of poets. As if there can be no story unless we crawl and weep.” Part of me wants to talk in-depth about Circe and another part of me, a very large part, wants to be like, “Yes! It was great! Fantastic! … More What It Means to Be Alive
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle By: Stuart Turton Grade: A- What would it be like to wake up in a different body every morning? To have no memory of who you were? To have to repeat it over and over again in a loop until you were able to solve the mystery of who … More Needed One Less Death
Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows By: Balli Kaur Jaswal Grade: A In need of some extra cash Nikki a young bartender/law school dropout takes a job teaching creative writing to Punjabi widows in Southall. They think they are going to be learning English literacy. Despite the mix-up the widows- who run the gamut of ages … More More than the Title
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe By: Lauren James Grade: A Romy Silvers is the last survivor of a deep space mission headed to a new Earth. She’s never even set foot on the real Earth having been born on the mission. Used to her loneliness and tenuous connection to NASA Romy is over the … More Help is NOT On the Way!
Queen of Hearts Author: Colleen Oakes Genre: YA/Fantasy Grade: A I absolutely love the thought of adventures in Wonderland although recently it’s been hit or miss for me. (Alice in Zombieland and After Alice- they did nothing for me.) Luckily the story of Princess Dinah was a lot more intriguing and fun. The Princess is … More Queen of Hearts
Uprooted Author: Naomi Novik Genre: Fantasy Grade: A Agnieszka lives in a small village by a dark corrupted wood held back by the Dragon. But they pay a price for his help. Every ten years he takes a local girl from the village to serve him. Agnieszka (and everyone else) is sure this is going … More My Stages of Reading Uprooted
Horrorstor Scare Scale: 10 Creep Factor: 8 Author: Grady Hendrix /Grade: A Scary ghost story? This one did the trick! Amy works at Orsk an IKEA knock-off in the mid-West. Strange things have been happening there and one day her supervisor asks her and another character to pull an all-nighter with him and try to … More Horrorstor