Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Title: Anxious People. Writer(s): Fredrik Backman. Publisher: Atria Books. Format: Advance Review Copy. Release Date: September 8th, 2020. Pages: 352. Genre(s): Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery, Humour. ISBN13:  9781501160837. My Overall Rating: ★★★★☆. Far too often in my life, I have walked through a crowd wondering about the lives of every single person around me. Where are they … Continue reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Title: The Great Gatsby. Writer(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald. Publisher: Scribner. Format: Paperback. Release Date: April, 2018 (first published in 1925). Pages: 180. Genre(s): Classics, Fiction, Romance. ISBN13:  9780743273565. My Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆. How far would you go to live a lie? Growing up, it is almost part of our upbringing to dream, to imagine the best of … Continue reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Title: The Old Man and the Sea. Writer(s): Ernest Hemingway. Publisher: Scribner. Format: Paperback. Release Date: May 5th, 1995(first published September 1st, 1952). Pages: 128. Genre(s): Fiction, Classics. ISBN13:  9780684801223. My Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆. Have you ever fought long and hard for something that you wanted deep down? To look at this object of your desire with … Continue reading The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Title: Recursion. Writer(s): Blake Crouch. Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY). Format: Hardcover. Release Date: June 11th 2019. Pages: 336. Genre(s): Science-Fiction. ISBN13:  9781524759780. My Overall Rating: ★★★★☆. Blake Crouch is no stranger to readers today. His Wayward Pines trilogy, adapted as a TV series, is one of his most well-known work that saw a fanbase form out of the blue. … Continue reading Recursion by Blake Crouch

Lord of the Flies by William Golding

“Maybe there is a beast… maybe it's only us.” — William Golding, Lord of the Flies     Them kids are crazy! William Golding really does dig deep into the soul of children to extrapolate human nature and all its ugliness. You'd think that children would be safe from all the evil that men are capable … Continue reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen

“Another year, and I still don't like old people. Their walker shuffle, their unreasonable impatience, their endless complaints, their tea and cookies, their bellyaching. Me? I am eighty-three years old.” — Hendrik Groen, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old     There's nothing like jolting down your daily activities and thoughts on … Continue reading The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen

The Long Drop by Denise Mina

“He knows too much to be an honest man but says he wants to help.” — Denise Mina, The Long Drop     Denise Mina delivers a true crime story infused with fiction as she tells the story behind Scotland's very first serial killer. Deemed to be the trial of the century in 1950's Glasglow, … Continue reading The Long Drop by Denise Mina

Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.” — Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters     If I told you that Invisible Monsters was supposed to be Chuck Palahniuk's first novel, before Fight Club were to ever happen, but was rejected by publishers for being too disturbing, would you … Continue reading Invisible Monsters by Chuck Palahniuk

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

“Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around - nobody big, I mean - except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if … Continue reading The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.” — John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men     We're all bound to hear about Mr. Steinbeck and his famous and critically acclaimed novels at least once in our lives. Of Mice and Men figures among his most popular works of fiction and there's no … Continue reading Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck