December 2020 Reading Challenge: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

Title:  The Fault in our Stars Author: John Green Publisher: Dutton Books Page Count: 313 Publication Date: 2012 Category/Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Coming of Age Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.20) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final … Continue reading December 2020 Reading Challenge: The Fault in our Stars by John Green

October 2020 Reading Challenge: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

Title:  How We Disappeared Author: Jing-Jing Lee Publisher: Hanover Square Press Page Count: 350 Publication Date: 2019 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, War, Cultural, Asia, Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.18) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Singapore, 1942. As Japanese troops sweep down Malaysia and into Singapore, a village is ransacked, leaving only two survivors and one tiny child. In … Continue reading October 2020 Reading Challenge: How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee

April 2020 Reading Challenge: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Title:  Man’s Search for Meaning Author: Viktor E. Frankl Publisher: Beacon Press Page Count: 165 Publication Date: 1946 Category/Genre: Memoir, Autobiography, Non Fiction, Psychology, Self-Help Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.36) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl’s memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for … Continue reading April 2020 Reading Challenge: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl

Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Title:  The Immortalists Author: Chloe Benjamin Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Page Count: 346 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Fantasy, Contemporary Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.72) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has … Continue reading Book Review: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

Book Review: Human Acts by Han Kang

Title:  Human Acts Author: Han Kang Publisher: Hogarth Press Page Count: 218 Publication Date: 2014 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Cultural Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.16) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a rare and astonishing (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice. In the midst of … Continue reading Book Review: Human Acts by Han Kang

Book Club February 2020:The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Title: The Tattooist of Auschwitz Author: Heather Morris Publisher: Harper Page Count: 262 Publication Date: 2018 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.27) In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as … Continue reading Book Club February 2020:The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

Title: Little Bee Author: Chris Cleave Publisher: Simon & Schuster Page Count: 275 Publication Date: 2010 Category/Genre: Fiction, Cultural, Africa, Historical Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.71) From the author of the international bestseller Incendiary comes a haunting novel about the tenuous friendship that blooms between two disparate strangers—one an illegal Nigerian refugee, the other a recent … Continue reading Book Club December: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

For the 2019 Reading Challenge, where I was supposed to be selecting a book to read to a child, I had chosen to (re)read the famed French story The Little Prince. This poetic tale is of a little boy who strikes out on his own and begins to understand the world through his encounters with … Continue reading August Reading Challenge: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry