Book Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Title: Holding Up the Universe Author: Jennifer Niven Published: 2016 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Synopsis: Everyone thinks they know Libby Strout, the girl once dubbed “America’s Fattest Teen.” But no one’s taken the time to look past her weight to get to know who she really is. Following her mom’s death, she’s been picking up the pieces in… Read More Book Review: Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

Book Review: No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Title: No Country for Old Men Author: Cormac McCarthy Published: 2005 Genre: Adult Literature Synopsis: In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, a good old boy named… Read More Book Review: No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Book Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Title: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Author: Junot Diaz Published: 2007 Genre: Adult Literature Synopsis: Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd, a New Jersey romantic who dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants,… Read More Book Review: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Title: Persepolis Author & Artist: Marjane Satrapi Published: 2000 Genre: Graphic Novel – Non-Fiction Synopsis: Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow… Read More Graphic Novel Review: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Book Review: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

Title: The War of the Worlds Author: H.G. Wells Published: 1897 Genre: Classic Science Fiction Synopsis: A cylinder from space lands in south-west London, and naïve locals approach it armed with a white flag – only to be instantly incinerated by an all-destroying heat-ray, as tentacled Martians emerge. Soon the whole of humanity is under threat, as… Read More Book Review: The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells