Category Archive: Book Review

Dec 01

Book Review: Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro I read THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, and was blown away by how spot-on the English butler felt, so I picked this up, having no idea what it was about. It took me a good half a chapter before I realized there was anything science-fiction or dystopian about …

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Nov 12

Book Review: Come as you Are

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski My general rule of thumb for non-fiction is that if I learn one new thing that changes my view of the world, it’s worth the time it took to read it. I certainly learned some important things about …

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Nov 10

Book Review: The Giver

The Giver by Lois Lowry My friend told me about this book, as she teaches it to her middle schoolers. I’m all for reading below my age group, so I picked up an audiobook from the library. The audiobook, unusually, was peppered with music, which I found rather distracting. This is a typical dystopian fiction …

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Nov 04

Book Review: Insurgent

Insurgent by Veronica Roth I got this book based on the strength of the first book, but my desire to see the story through to the end almost wasn’t enough to entice me to finish it. As it was, I read it so slowly that I had to check it out from the library a …

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Oct 28

Book Review: Ancillary Mercy

Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie I’m not sure if this is the weakest book of the three or if the thing that blew me away in the first book was the unusual premise and by now it no longer feels weird. By book three, I’m starting to figure out how the ship crew are sorted …

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