Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

This is the third book by Daphne Du Maurier I have read in the last few months, alongside Jamaica Inn and Rebecca. The former I loved, the latter...I didn't. So I went into this book with pretty average expectations. And I was pleasantly surprised by most of this book, until the very ending. Release: 1951 … Continue reading Book Review: My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier

Book Review: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

So this book...it...hmm... I fully acknowledge that part of the reason I didn't like this book was because I knew nothing about it before picking it up from the library. It was released about a month ago, and I had heard of Jeff VanderMeer being an interesting writer and I randomly read it. I did … Continue reading Book Review: Dead Astronauts by Jeff VanderMeer

Book Review: Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

This is the second book in the last couple months I've read by Brandon Sanderson, the first one being Elantris. I absolutely loved that one, and went into this book with high expectations, because I heard that this series is one of his best. But, by the end of this book, I found my expectations … Continue reading Book Review: Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

This is probably not the most fitting book to be reviewing on Christmas day, but what can I say, I like to be rebellious. While I'm opening presents and stuffing my face with pot roast and cookies, I thought you all would enjoy this ranting book review. What is more fun on Christmas day than … Continue reading Book Review: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Book Review: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is another one of those authors I see everywhere and get recommended by everyone. And whenever I ask/look to see which is the first book by him I should read, pretty much everyone agrees this book. This book and its subsequent series might be categorized as urban fantasy, which I've heard kind of … Continue reading Book Review: Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher

Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Volume 1)

When I read Les Miserables earlier that year, which sits at a whopping 1500 pages, I was pretty sure I probably would never read a book longer than that. Little did I know what I was getting into when I picked up this book, which sits at 700 pages...and it's the first of three volumes. … Continue reading Book Review: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Volume 1)

Book Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

I have been wanting to read any of Brandon Sanderson's books for months, since I watched his lecture series on writing (if you are a writer, I highly recommend you check it out on Youtube). My sister likes his books and kindly lent me this one and the Mistborn series. Months later, I finally got … Continue reading Book Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

Book Review: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

I was supposed to read this book by Halloween, which tells you just how far behind I am in my reading. Anyway...I have been wanting to read more of Wells' books. I still have to read The Time Machine and War of the Worlds, both of which I hear are really great. However, I decided … Continue reading Book Review: The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

This is the first book of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series, and a series I've been wanting to read for years. So many people have compared it to the Harry Potter series, which is one of my favorite book series of all time, and yet I never read it growing up. I suppose … Continue reading Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

I've seen this book around a lot, and was a bit curious to read it, but it wasn't until I read Diana's review from Ideas on Papyrus that I knew I had to read it. And, I will say, I wasn't disappointed at all. This book is absolute incredible, and one I could easily recommend … Continue reading Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance