Book Club

October 6, 2019

Ash is a retelling of Cinderella, in which the titular protagonist is forced to work as a servant for her stepfamily after the deaths of her parents. After meeting a mysterious fairy named Sidhean, she longs for the fairies to steal her away from her miserable life, bu...

August 23, 2019

August Book Club

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is the haunting tale of a scientist who attempts to create a man but instead creates a creature who he spurns, thus setting the creature upon his loved ones in a monstrous revenge story.

In 1816, ‘th...

July 31, 2019

July Book Club

“That's how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.” -- Annihilation, page 108


(Warning: some of this review may contain spoilers for the Southern Reach trilogy!) 

Annihilation follows an al...

May 15, 2019

May Book Club

Eva Katchadourian never wanted a baby. She is the powerhouse career woman who has it all – a healthy and happy marriage, a career that she loves and lots of money. Eva has the perfect life and at one point she even says, “Well, maybe we’re too happy.” Perh...

April 7, 2019

April Book Club

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda follows Simon Spier as he struggles with keeping his sexuality a secret while the one other person who knows, Martin Addison, is blackmailing him. In addition, he chats via email with another gay boy, who uses the pen-na...

July 1, 2018

July Book Club

“Hamlet stirred in my memory. There’s a special providence, he says, in the fall of a sparrow.” (p. 181)

I’m not usually one to read murder mysteries. I sometimes find that a heavy reliance on the development of an intricate and unravelling plot can lead t...

June 1, 2018

June Book Club

'Destiny is an easy god,' he said. 'It relieves you of the of choice, and the tragedy of having no choice at all.' He smiled at her. 'How's that? Am I profound enough for you?'

I've never read a book like this before. It's very out of my typical tastes, bu...

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