Thriller

Before I Go to Sleep…original, but too predictable for me

Title: Before I Go to Sleep Author: S. J. Watson Published: Harper Genre: Thriller Length: 358 pages Rating: 3.5/10 I had such high hopes for Before I Go to Sleep, S. J. Watson’s debut novel. It seemed to have a lot of good press on Amazon.com, in blogs and I’d seen it in featured in a number of bookstores. So… Continue reading Before I Go to Sleep…original, but too predictable for me

Fantasy

A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2)…phenomenal & worth the time it takes to read it

Title: A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2) Author: George R. R. Martin Published: Bantam Books/Reprint 2011 Genre: Fantasy Length: 1009 pages Rating: 10/10 It’s so hard to sum up the long-winded books in the A Song of Fire and Ice series in a few paragraphs, especially knowing that most… Continue reading A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire Book 2)…phenomenal & worth the time it takes to read it

Fantasy

A Game of Thrones…so good it gave me goosebumps

Title: A Game of Thrones Author: George R. R. Martin Published: Bantam Books/Reprint 2011 Genre: Fantasy Length: 807 pages Rating: 10/10 I’m excited to finally be reading the A Song of Ice and Fire series. My friend Kandravy, who recommended The Name of the Wind (now one of my favorite books and also a fantasy novel), told me I had to read this… Continue reading A Game of Thrones…so good it gave me goosebumps

Horror

Those Across the River…the perfect scary read for a winter night, just make sure you have lots of lights on

Title: Those Across the River Author: Christopher Buehlman Published: Ace Hardcover/2011 Genre: Horror Length: 368 pages Rating: 5.5/10 I found Those Across the River in my Amazon.com recommendations, probably because of the John Ajvide Lindqvist books I’ve read lately. I read it in a weekend after borrowing it from the CLP on my Kindle–it’s a perfect scary read for… Continue reading Those Across the River…the perfect scary read for a winter night, just make sure you have lots of lights on

Literature

Jamrach’s Menagerie…a rich, intricate tale of survival and friendship

Title: Jamrach’s Menagerie Author: Carol Birch Published: Doubleday/2011 Genre: Literature Length: 304 pages Rating: 7/10 You could say I read Jamrach’s Menagerie because of how beautiful the cover is and because of how fun it is to say the title out loud! But it was also shortlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize and available to borrow… Continue reading Jamrach’s Menagerie…a rich, intricate tale of survival and friendship

Literature · Movie Based on the Book

Winter’s Bone…gritty, dark and beautifully written

Title: Winter’s Bone Author: Daniel Woodrell Published: Back Bay Books/2007 Genre: Literature Length: 224 pages Rating: 7.5/10 I actually heard of Daniel Woodrell’s newest book, a collection of short stories called The Outlaw Album, before I realized he was also the author of Winter’s Bone. After a little more research, I discovered that Woodrell is the author of a number of books,… Continue reading Winter’s Bone…gritty, dark and beautifully written