Fahrenheit 451

By: Ray Bradbury
Fiction
1953
Rating: 4.5/5

Fahrenheit 451

Wow.

Fahrenheit 451 is another one of those books that I can’t believe I haven’t read before now.

Boy, was I missing out. Continue reading “Fahrenheit 451”

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Master and Commander

By: Patrick O’Brian
Aubrey-Maturin series Book 1
Fiction
1970
Rating: 3/5

Master and Commander book cover

I suppose I had heard the term before, but I didn’t realize I was reading a classic when I picked up Master and Commander at first. One day, my father asked what I was reading and I told him, and he immediately looked at me and said, “Ahh, Russell Crowe.” When I gave him a blank stare, he said, “Sara, his face is on the cover. It’s a great movie.”

So, if you’ve seen (or heard of..) the movie, you’re already one step ahead of me. Continue reading “Master and Commander”

Caleb’s Crossing

By: Geraldine Brooks
Fiction
2011
Subject Matter: Caleb Cheeshahteaumuck; Wampanoag Indians; Massachussetts; Martha’s Vineyard; Indian college graduates; Indian scholars; United States
Rating: 3/5

Caleb's Crossing

I was given this book as a Christmas present a few years ago by an especially beloved aunt of mine. I highly value her literary opinion, but I have to admit I was wary of this one. Continue reading “Caleb’s Crossing”

The Crimson Petal and the White

By: Michel Faber
Fiction
2002
Subject Matter: Great Britain; History; Victoria, 1837-1901; Perfumes industry; London; England; Young women; Prostitutes
Rating: 4/5

The Crimson Petal and the White

The first thing I did after finishing this book was sit back and take a long, deep breath.

I fell in love with this book from the get-go. Michel Faber has one of the most original, inviting writing styles I’ve come across in a while. Continue reading “The Crimson Petal and the White”

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By: Khaled Hosseini
Fiction
2007
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”

The Magicians: A Novel

By: Lev Grossman
Magicians Trilogy Book 1
Fiction
2009
Subject Matter: College students; College graduates; Magic; Psychological fiction
Rating: 1.5/5

The Magicians

The Magicians got a lot of hype.

I’m not really sure why.

I didn’t enjoy much at all about this book. Continue reading “The Magicians: A Novel”