January 2017

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions, by Daniel Wallace Rating: 8/10 Genre: Prose Pages: around 180 Topics: Family, Adventure, Tragedy, Myths, Legends Summary: "In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. Or at least that's what he's told his son, William, who, faced with the prospect of his father's death, sets about to discover... Continue Reading →

December 2016

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Rating: 9/10 Genre: Magical Realism Pages: around 60 (!!) Topics: Family, Internal Conflict, Tragedy Summary: Gregor Samsa is a very ordinary person. He wakes up, goes to work, comes home, sleeps, repeats. One day, Samsa wakes up as a bug. This novel tells a story of how Samsa deals with being... Continue Reading →

November 2016

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo Rating: 9/10 Genre: Gothic Literature Pages: around 300-500 (depending on the version) Topics: Tragedy, Romance, Outcasts, Christianity Summary: "The setting of this extraordinary historical novel is the medieval Paris: a city of vividly intermingled beauty and grotesquerie, surging with violent life under the twin towers of its greatest structure... Continue Reading →

October 2016

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon Rating: 8/10 Genre: Mystery Pages: around 226 Topics: Autism, Murder, Independence, Loss Summary: Christopher Boone is a 15 year old autistic boy who tries to solve the “murder” case of his neighbor’s dog, Wellington. His investigation leads Christopher to unexpected trails, which result... Continue Reading →

September 2016

I’ll Give You The Sun, by Jandy Nelson Rating:  10/10 (please read this book I am begging you) Genre: Romance (Young Adult) Pages: around 370 Topics: Art, Romance, Tragedy (may contain some triggering themes) Summary: "Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with... Continue Reading →

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