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 [...]

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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… [...]

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 [...]

Gemina / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Gemina / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Gemina Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Genre: YA, Science Fiction Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 18th 2016 Pages: 659 Synopsis: The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik the [...]

The Situation and the Story / Vivian Gornick

The Situation and the Story / Vivian Gornick

Title: The Situation and the Story Author: Vivian Gornick Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, October 11th 2002 (first published 2001) Pages: 174 Synopsis: All narrative writing must pull from the raw material of life a tale that will shape experience, transform event, deliver a bit of wisdom. In a story or a novel the "I" who tells this tale [...]

Illuminae / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Illuminae / Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Illuminae Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Genre: YA, Science Fiction Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 20th 2015 Pages: 602 Synopsis: This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet [...]

The Widow / Fiona Barton

The Widow / Fiona Barton

Title: The Widow Author: Fiona Barton Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Publisher: Corgi, September 1st 2016 (first published February 16th 2016) Pages: 400 Synopsis: When the police started asking questions, Jean Taylor turned into a different woman. One who enabled her and her husband to carry on, when more bad things began to happen... But that woman’s husband died [...]