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Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Places”: A Book Review

| September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gillian Flynn’s “Dark Places”: A Book Review

“Dark Places” is a best selling murder mystery novel by Gillian Flynn. Flynn is famous for her mystery novels, namely for her book “Gone Girl,” which received even more acclaim for its film adaptation. “Dark Places,” as a novel, has been overshadowed by other works in this author’s catalogue, but it is no less fascinating, […]

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BOOK REVIEW: The Other Boleyn Girl By Philippa Gregory

| July 7, 2018 | 0 Comments
BOOK REVIEW: The Other Boleyn Girl By Philippa Gregory

Poor Mary Boleyn. That’s all I could think as I read The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory. Being a major history nerd and an even bigger Henry VIII nerd, my mom recommended this book to me to feed into both obsessions. She is a staunch Philippa Gregory fan and raves about her historical fiction […]

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BOOK REVIEW: Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

| July 5, 2018 | 0 Comments
BOOK REVIEW: Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell

I love Young Adult novels. There, I said it. I’m 20 years old and I feel giddy when I read about simplistic relationship standards. Maybe it’s the mixture of realistic and unrealistic that keeps me enchanted, or the simple language that lets me get lost in 114 pages in one hour, but Fangirl by Rainbow […]

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Book Review: White Oleander By Janet Fitch

| June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments
Book Review: White Oleander By Janet Fitch

For months, my mom had been telling me to read White Oleander by Janet Fitch, and for months, I had been putting it off. My list of to-read books is too long for my preference, but it’s also inconvenient that I’m a college student who has virtually no time to read (hence, why my New […]

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Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Book Review: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

For the longest time, one of my best friends kept badgering me to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey. She ranted and raved about how amazing the book is and since it’s a literary classic, I decided to give it a try. I’m really intrigued by mental asylums and people with […]

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Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

| April 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

You may know Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, from the movie starring Reese Witherspoon. Let me start off by saying once again the book is better than the movie. The book gives an in-depth perception of Strayed’s solo hike over the Pacific Crest Trail, a 2,663-mile wilderness […]

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Book Review: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’

If you are tired of reading a regular book, pick up a copy of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” The book has many differentiating characteristics that make it unique, such as hundreds of old photos throughout the book, a plot twist and a spooky story. “Miss Peregrine’s” was first published in June 2011, and […]

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Book Review: ‘Modern Romance’

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Modern Romance’

“Modern Romance: An Investigation” is a book written by comedy star Aziz Ansari. It was published on June 16, 2015. There’s been a string of new books and novels written recently by popular comedians and YouTube celebrities. Just in the past year or so we’ve had releases from Mindy Kaling, Tyler Oakley, Zoe Suggs and […]

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Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’

| April 6, 2016 | 1 Comment
Book Review: ‘The Invention of Wings’

“The Invention of Wings” is a historical fiction novel based on a true story and written by Sue Monk Kidd. It was published on Jan. 7 2014 by Viking. If the author name sounds familiar, it may be because you remember her critically acclaimed novel, “The Secret Life of Bees” from the early 2000s, or […]

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Book Review: ‘Station Eleven’

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘Station Eleven’

“Station Eleven” is a science fiction/literary fiction novel written by Emily St. John Mandel. It was published on Sept. 9, 2014 by Knopf. As I do with most novels, I picked up “Station Eleven” because of its beautiful cover. I loved the atmosphere it created. I’d heard about the novel somewhere before, maybe read about […]

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Book Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’

| January 12, 2016 | 2 Comments
Book Review: ‘The Girl on the Train’

“The Girl on the Train” is a psychological thriller novel by Paula Hawkins. It was published on Jan. 13, 2015 by Riverhead Books. Paula Hawkins has sort of erupted onto the scene as of late. “The Girl on the Train” is her debut work of fiction. It received wide critical acclaim, selling more than three […]

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Book review: ‘Light in August’

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book review: ‘Light in August’

“Light in August” is a southern gothic novel written by William Faulkner. It was published on Mar. 12, 1931 by Smith and Haus. It doesn’t matter if you’re not an English major, not American or even not a reader, you’ve probably heard of the name William Faulkner. He is widely considered today to be the […]

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Book review: ‘Mockingjay’

| November 17, 2015 | 1 Comment
Book review: ‘Mockingjay’

“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins is the third and final book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy. It was published on Aug. 24, 2010 by Scholastic Press. Just in time for the movie, it’s time to take a look at this final novel in a trilogy that has gone on to become the flagship of the young […]

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Book Review: ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’

| October 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
Book Review: ‘We Have Always Lived in the Castle’

“We Have Always lived in the Castle” is the final novel written by Shirley Jackson, three years before her death. It was first published in in 1962 by Viking Press. In honor of the season and the approaching proximity of Halloween, it’s time to review some gothic horror fiction. Now, “We Have Always Lived in […]

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