I know I might be a little late in the game on this, but I’ve got to chime in, Katniss kicks ass. Her hardcore, survival spirit coupled with her compassionate heart hooked me from page one. I had been hearing about The Hunger Games for months and tried desperately to download a [...]
Who Fears Death is not a book for the weak-stomached. Weaponzied rape, female circumcision, mob killings and genocide are all prevalent in this novel by Nnedi Okorafor. The book is labeled as science fiction and is set in a futuristic African desert environment.
The heroine of this story is Onyesonwu (which translates [...]
I often find myself perusing the wine section of the grocery store. The past year or so, I noticed a ton of new boxed wines on the shelf. Now, I don’t necessarily consider myself a wine snob, but wine in a box?? That’s for old ladies and teenagers – those who only drink Zinfandel and [...]
Sixteen year old, Hannah Baker, is a sophomore in high school when she commits suicide. Two weeks later, Clay Jensen receives a shoebox containing seven cassette tapes left from her on his doorstep. As he listens to each one, the mystery of how they ended up there and the thirteen reasons [...]
Interested so far? Then check out the book Room by Emma Donoghue. If you’re prepared to feel uncomfortable, that is. When I first picked up the book, I’ll admit that I hadn’t even looked up what it was about or read a review. I had just heard so many people talking about [...]