Being a survivor of Ovarian Cancer, and having many family members both survive and succumb to cancer I was nervous to pick this book up because I didn't know if it would send me into a darker place and really hit me hard. This book was really, really well done. It truly was a "biography"… Continue reading The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee
This book throws us right into the action, the first scene of the book is a battle with some pretty insane monsters. So if you're looking for a book that starts out with a bang, you will want to pick this up. The monsters are pretty intense, tentacle crazyness coming out of the forest and… Continue reading Esmes Indie Author Highlights: Valley of Embers by Steven Kelliher
I want everyone to read this book! I picked it up knowing nothing about it, I was in the book store and I happened upon a ridiculous looking sci fi book. I was in a silly mood, the book looked silly and fun so I picked it up. Yeah, it was a tad silly -… Continue reading The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers! ❤ ❤ ❤
I was told this book was going to be "Harry Potter all grown up", and I was really excited to start it. This is a story about older teenagers/young adults in a magic school that's more like a college, it's more adult because there's sex, drinking and other grittier themes that Harry Potter doesn't touch… Continue reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman
I enjoyed myself quite a bit with this book, although I didn't buy into everything that was discussed. It went over the evolution of the Cephalopod branch and how they developed on a totally different time scale and path than did other 'intelligent' species on this planet. It was discovered only fairly recently that birds… Continue reading Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith
I debated rating and reviewing this book for a bunch of reasons... but oh well. There are a lot of people praising this book, and as someone who's lost 2 family members to suicide, and been put in in-patient mental facility for my own attempted suicide.... I thought I should read and review this book.… Continue reading 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher – And why I fucking hate it.
I picked up this audiobook solely because it was voiced by Simon Vance, I knew nothing else about it. I didn't look any reviews up on goodreads or amazon so I had no idea what I was in store for. The beginning started out so strong, I was so excited that this book was going… Continue reading Enchantress by James Maxwell
This book is actually a 2 for 1, with two smaller books around 200 pages each put into one larger volume - sort of like Riyria if you've read that. I'm not sure if this is self published or not, I looked up the publisher info on the back and it said "Saga Press" and… Continue reading Magic of Blood and Sea, by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Bryson is one of my favorite non fiction authors, and his books cover such a range of topics, from Australia, to general history, the Apalacian Mountains, the beginnings of the English language. I've enjoyed every single one of his books, he would be a fascinating person to talk to - he's lead such an adventerous… Continue reading In a Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson
I was in the middle of a Wheel of Time first ever re-read and I told myself that I would power through it while I have the chance and the motivation. Then along comes a review on r/fantasy about Kings of the Wyld. The review was singing its praises and a bunch of people chimed… Continue reading Kings of the Wyld – an absolute MUST read!