Title: Modern Romance Author: Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg Rating: ★★ Summary: At some point, every one of us embarks on a journey to find love. We meet people, date, and get into and out of relationships, all with the hope of finding someone with whom we share a deep connection. This seems standard now, but it’s wildly different from what … Continue reading Review: Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari and Eric Klinenberg
Title: Broken Monsters Author: Lauren Beukes Rating: ★★½ Summary: Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies, but this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half-boy, half-deer, somehow fused. The cops nickname him "Bambi," but as stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already … Continue reading Review: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Title: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Author: Ransom Riggs Rating: ★★ Summary: A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the … Continue reading Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Title: As Long as You Love Me Author: Ann Aguirre Rating: ★★½ Summary: Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons – missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there's the reason Lauren can't admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best … Continue reading Review: As Long as You Love Me by Ann Aguirre
Title: The Girl Who Played with Fire Author: Stieg Larsson Rating: ★★ Summary: Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder … Continue reading Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
Title: Where Things Come Back Author: John Corey Whaley Rating: ★★ Summary: In the remarkable, bizarre, and heart-wrenching summer before Cullen Witter's senior year of high school, everything he thinks he understands about his small and painfully dull Arkansas town vanishes. His cousin overdoses; his town becomes absurdly obsessed with the alleged reappearance of an … Continue reading Review: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley
In which I review A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre and give it 2-2.5 stars because it was "interesting but not interesting enough," the narrative was slow and jumpy, and the ending was anticlimactic. Watch it below or check out my other videos at YouTube.