The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is a historical fiction novel, that switches POV between Pecola Breedlove and Claudia (and her sister, Frieda). However, it's mainly about Pecola Breedlove. I think it is a beautifully written novel, with poetic language. It's not your typical story that follows a plot but goes back and forth and … Continue reading The Bluest Eye Book Review
Brooklyn is a historical fiction novel about an Irish girl named Eilis who travels to America and settles in Brooklyn, New York. It's a simple, well thought out, well-written and slow-burning novel. Eilis was a weak protagonist I thought but that made her more relate-able to me. But it was frustrating reading sometimes because, even … Continue reading Brooklyn Book Review
If anyone has been reading my blog, I said in my August Wrap Up post that I'm not going to be writing book reviews. I lied because I really want to write a book review for Maybe Someday. I think I will just write book reviews ad lib but will continue not to rate them … Continue reading Maybe Someday Book Review
Recently, I finished reading The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. It is a story about a boy named Milo, a dog named Tock and a bug named Humbug and their adventure in restoring Rhyme and Reason in a magical new world that Milo happened upon via a tollbooth. I really enjoyed reading this book … Continue reading The Phantom Tollbooth Book Review
This week, I finished reading two books, Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell and Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. Eleanor & Park is about two teenagers, seemingly different, fall in love. We follow along as they meet, awkwardly and uncomfortably get to know each other and fall in love. I really liked this … Continue reading Eleanor & Park and Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book Reviews
This week, I finished reading The Rum Diary by Hunter S. Thompson. It is about a young man that moves to Puerto Rico and starts working at a newspaper. We follow along with his adventures and misadventures. I really liked the writing style and it was a quick, enjoyable read.
This week, I finished reading Kit's Story Collection by Valerie Tripp and Winnie-The-Pooh by A. A. Milne. Kit's Story Collection a collection of six books in one book that I found at Goodwill. It is about a girl named Kit, who is a part of American Girl, and what she and her family go through … Continue reading Kit and Winnie – Book Reviews
I recently finished reading Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee. Apparently, it's not a sequel but a first draft of To Kill A Mockingbird. If you are interested in that, it's worth a read but as a stand alone novel, the interesting parts came and went. The main focus was on prejudice as in … Continue reading Go Set A Watchman Book Review