Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney

We officers tried to provide relief when we could, but in that tense atmosphere any generous act might also be an affront to dignity. Dignity, I was often reminded, is something most men prize above their very lives. My men were prepared to risk the latter for me, and in return they expected me to… Continue reading Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey by Kathleen Rooney

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Garcia-Moreno

Folktales are full of such coincidences that are never coincidences at all, but the brittle games of powerful forces. If you follow trends in novels, then you must have heard of this book by now, or at least the author's other famous novel Mexican Gothic. I put Gods of Jade and Shadow on my hold… Continue reading Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Garcia-Moreno

The Lynburn Legacy Trilogy: Unspoken, Untold, Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Kami had been hearing a voice in her head all her life.  When she was eight, people had thought it was cute that she had an imaginary friend. It was very different now that she was seventeen.  Kami was accustomed to people thinking she was crazy.” –From Unspoken With witty dialogue reminiscent of the Gilmore Girls, the teenage… Continue reading The Lynburn Legacy Trilogy: Unspoken, Untold, Unmade by Sarah Rees Brennan

Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

I read Interior Chinatown a few months ago having no idea that the author, Charles Yu, was such a well known force in the writing world. The National Book Award is a famous literary award and their longlist for 2020 just came out. The longlist consists of the top books nominated in a category: after… Continue reading Interior Chinatown by Charles Yu

Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth

I am not exactly sure how to go about explaining my feelings on this book. There were parts that I loved and parts that I was "ehhh" about. Overall, I do not regret reading it and there were some very memorable moments. I love birds so I was definitely drawn to the book because of… Continue reading Barn 8 by Deb Olin Unferth