Carry the One Book Review

I understand that there are some books that are intended to be character studies. The emphasis is on the character and how they deal with things, and the plot is put on the back burner. If done right, they can be pretty engaging with characters so fascinating that readers will look past the thin plot.Continue reading “Carry the One Book Review”

The Lesser Blessed Book Review

Warning: Some elements of this review may not be suitable for those under the age of 14. When readers think of the classics, what do they often think about? The Catcher in the Rye? Pride and Prejudice? The Great Gatsby? In other words, works by white and mostly male authors who are dead. Luckily, CanadaContinue reading “The Lesser Blessed Book Review”

What Was Your Name Downriver: Tales of the Shattered Frontier Book Review

Full disclosure: I was given a free physical copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I’ve read plenty of unique genres like comic thrillers, but none have been as bizarre as the western-fantasy hybrid. I’ve read plenty of fantasy, yet I’ve never read any westerns. When I came across the novel WhatContinue reading “What Was Your Name Downriver: Tales of the Shattered Frontier Book Review”

Tangerine Book Review

Popular books get adapted into film all the time. But what if a novel was opted for a movie before its publication? Readers will probably be scratching their heads and asking the questions, “Why?” and “Would it be worth it?” That was the situation Tangerine by Christine Mangan fell into months prior to its release.Continue reading “Tangerine Book Review”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is part of a series of curmudgeons that have invaded popular books within the last 15 years. Even though its blue print is from A Man Called Ove, Eleanor Oliphant and the book that she is in stand out in more ways than one. What do youContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”

Book Reviews From the Vault: Turtles All the Way Down

Although I am no longer a teenager, I highly enjoyed John Green’s latest novel Turtles All the Way Down. Ever since I read that book, I have been continuously thinking about the ways that we can be more empathetic towards people with mental illness. Check out this review to see why. Since I am aContinue reading “Book Reviews From the Vault: Turtles All the Way Down”