We the Animals by Justin Torres
A lot of buzz has been surrounding Justin Torres’ super short novel (okay, novella) We the Animals, and looking at Goodreads, it seemed people either loved it or hated it. Because it weighs in at only 125 pages, I figured the risk of wasting my time on it was pretty low, but in the end I didn’t need to be worried. The book reads a lot like a series of short stories. The narrator and...
The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom
I’m fairly picky about the historical fiction I read, but as soon as I read the plot of The Kitchen House, I added it to my to-read list. The novel begins in 1793, when Lavinia is a seven-year-old Irish immigrant whose parents have just died on the passage to Virginia. Too sick to sell, Captain James Pyke had no other choice but to indenture her, and send her to live and work in the...
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
I should probably preface this by saying I’m a bit of a nerd. I’ve been using some sort of the internet for nearly as long as I can remember and I learned HTML when I was 10 years old. I often prefer to spend my money on gadgets instead of clothes, and I have a fairly expansive TV on DVD collection, which is growing more and more obsolete. I’ve even played World of Warcraft....