The Sun and Her Flowers / Rupi Kaur

The Sun and Her Flowers / Rupi Kaur

Title: the sun and her flowers Author: Rupi Kaur Genre: Poetry Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 3rd 2017  Pages: 256 this is the recipe of life said my mother as she held me in her arms as i wept think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year they will teach you that people too must wilt [...]

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Turtles All the Way Down / John Green

Turtles All the Way Down / John Green

This review contains very mild spoilers for the sake of discussing multiple aspects of the story.  Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green Genre: YA, Realistic Fiction Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers, October 10th 2017 Pages: 288 Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at [...]

In a Dark, Dark Wood / Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood / Ruth Ware

Title: In a Dark, Dark Wood Author: Ruth Ware Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press, April 19th 2016 (first published July 30th 2015) Pages: 308 Synopsis: What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Sometimes the only thing to fear… [...]

They Both Die at the End / Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End / Adam Silvera

Title: They Both Die at the End Author: Adam Silvera Genre: YA, Fiction, LGBTQ+ Publisher: HarperTeen, September 5th 2017 Pages: 368 Synopsis: On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They're going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they're both looking [...]

History of Wolves / Emily Fridlund

History of Wolves / Emily Fridlund

Title: History of Wolves Author: Emily Fridlund Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Grove Atlantic, January 3rd 2017 Pages: 288 Synopsis: Linda has an idiosyncratic home life: her parents live in abandoned commune cabins in northern Minnesota and are hanging on to the last vestiges of a faded counter-culture world. The kids at school call her 'Freak', or 'Commie'. She is an outsider in [...]

Upstream / Mary Oliver

Upstream / Mary Oliver

Title: Upstream: Selected Essays Author: Mary Oliver Genre: Nonfiction, Essay Collection Publisher: Penguin Press, October 11th 2016 Pages: 178 Synopsis: Comprising a selection of essays, Upstream finds beloved poet Mary Oliver reflecting on her astonishment and admiration for the natural world and the craft of writing.   As she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, finding solace and safety within the [...]

Wicked Weeds / Pedro Cabiya

Wicked Weeds / Pedro Cabiya

Title: Wicked Weeds Author: Pedro Cabiya Genre: Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction Publisher: Mandel Vilar Press, November 15th 2016 Pages: 184 Synopsis: A Caribbean zombie—smart, gentlemanly,financially independent, and a top executive at an important pharmaceutical company—becomes obsessed with finding the formula that would reverse his condition and allow him to become "a real person." In the process, three of his closest collaborators [...]