A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Khaled Hosseini
Subject Matter: Families; Afghanistan
Rating: 5/5

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Deep. Breath.

A Thousand Splendid Suns is heavy stuff.

I approached this one with a lot of skepticism. Continue reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns”


Invisible Cities

By: Italo Calvino
Subject matter: Marco Polo; Kublai Khan
Rating: 5/5

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities is incredible.

Just incredible.

I had no idea what to expect going into this novel, but what I got was something that rocked my world. I’ve never read anything quite like it. Continue reading “Invisible Cities”

The Catcher in the Rye

By: J. D. Salinger
Rating: 5/5

The Catcher in the Rye

How have I never read The Catcher in the Rye before now?

I’m a little bitter that I missed out on this book for so long. I’m blown away by it.

Who hasn’t heard of The Catcher in the Rye? No one. It’s a huge classic, and for good reason. But somehow, I’ve never had a reason (or should I say opportunity?) to read it before now.

I’m so glad I did. Continue reading “The Catcher in the Rye”


By: Christopher Paolini
Inheritance Cycle Book 1
Subject Matter: Fantasy; Dragons
Rating: 5/5


Eragon is another one of my absolute favorites.

I distinctly remember reading this one for the first time. I was in 7th grade, and I absolutely loved it, so one of my friends let me borrow his copy of the second book in the series, which was all that was out at the time. Continue reading “Eragon”

A Wrinkle in Time

By: Madeleine L’Engle
The Time Series Book 1
Rating: 5/5

A Wrinkle in Time

I’m a little biased on this one: A Wrinkle in Time is one of my all-time favorites.

I read it as a child and didn’t really understand it, so I threw it in the back of my bookshelf and forgot about it until I found a reprint of the series that someone gave me. It’s beautiful and so fun, so I reread it.

And loved it.

So I reread it again. And again. And again. Continue reading “A Wrinkle in Time”