Book Review # 27: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One and Two

Book Specs Author: J.K. Rowling Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Publishing Date: July 2016 Number of Pages: 327 Genre: Fantasy Synopsis Nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts… It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and […]

Book Review # 26: The Girl On The Train

Book Specs Author: Paula Hawkins Publisher: Riverhead Books Publishing Date: July 2016 Number of Pages: 395 Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Psychological Thriller Synopsis: “EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the […]

Book Review # 24: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Book Specs Author: J.K. Rowling Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books Publishing Date: 2016 Number of Pages: 280 pages Genre: Fantasy Synopsis: A time and place where the actions of a handful of people. . . and creatures. . .  will determine the fate of the many. Magizoologist Newt Scamander, newly arrived in town, intends his […]

Book Review # 12: The Vegetarian

Book Specs Author: Han Kang Translator: Deborah Smith Publisher: Hogarth Publishing Date: 2015 Number of Pages: 188 Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Asian Culture, Literary Fiction Synopsis  Before the nightmares began, Yeong-hye and her husband lived an ordinary, controlled life. But the dreams – invasive images of blood and brutality – torture her, driving Yeong-hye to purge […]

My 2017 Top 20 Reading List (Part II)

Post-2000 Holding Up The Universe by Jennifer Niven Paperback: 392 pages Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, October 2016 “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. Since her mom’s death, she’s been […]