Milk and Honey / The Sun and Her Flowers | book reviews

Anyone else read some poetry towards the end of the year to boost their reading challenge? Plus, it’s one of the only times I really feel like reading poetry. The holidays are so busy I get so bogged down, and poetry is just…easy. When it comes to poetry, I like the classics, so I was a bit nervous to read Kaur’s books. Because they are so …

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The Night Circus | book review

When Celia and Marco are only children, they are chosen to be the players of a deadly game. With the circus as the venue, the two are forced into a duel of impossible magic. One, the beautiful illusionist captivating audiences each night from inside the circus; the other, just a nobody, the assistant to the creator of the circus who …

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Scott Pilgrim | series review

The Scott Pilgrim series follows (duh) Scott Pilgrim, a 23-year-old nobody who lives with his gay roommate and plays in a band with his friends. When he meets Ramona, it’s love at first sight. He even (kind of) dumps his high school girlfriend for her. But what Scott doesn’t realize is that Ramona comes with a lot more …

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing | book review

While walking home from work at 3AM, April May encounters a giant, robot-like sculpture in the middle of a sidewalk in New York. Thinking it’s cool and quirky, April calls her best friend Andy, and together they made a YouTube video, naming the sculpture ‘Carl.’ By morning, Carls have been discovered all over the world. Being the first to find …

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The Great Gatsby | book review

In his late twenties, Nick Carroway moves to West Egg in New York and winds up neighbors with Jay Gatsby. When Gatsby discovers Nick is the cousin of Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s boring summer quickly turns into a wild, dramatic ordeal of which Nick becomes stuck in the middle. Though the narrator, Nick isn’t …

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Survivor | book review

Tender Branson is the last survivor of the what has become known as the Creedish Death Cult. He has hijacked Flight 2039 and is preparing to nosedive into Australia. But before he does—while the engines slowly go out one by one—he decides to tell his life story. He details exactly how a …

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The Grownup | book review

An unnamed young woman makes a living the only way she knows how—by conning people. Since she was a child, she’s been in the business of fraud. When a developing case of carpal tunnel threatens her current job, she’s offered a new position at Spiritual Palms reading auras. Easy enough, right? Just …

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