“Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty (2014)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I started reading Liane Moriarty back in March 2019, and decided to read this particular one so I could watch the show. Plus, the summary drew me into this book (naturally), and I was curious to see what would come out of it. Before reading Big Little Lies, I noticed that a lot of people preferred it to her other novels. I’m not sure … Continue reading “Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty (2014)

“Tell Me Lies” by Carola Lovering (2018)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Lovering managed to create something I never thought possible. At first I was intrigued by just the summary (as most book summaries do), but I didn’t expect to read what I did. It was a perfect mixture of love, hate, gas-lighting, twists, and different perspectives. However, the main thing that drew me into the book was the name of the main character: Lucy Albright. … Continue reading “Tell Me Lies” by Carola Lovering (2018)

Let’s Argue: “1984”; Transgressive Fiction or Just Another Dystopian Sci-Fi?

1984 by George Orwell; is it also considered transgressive fiction or is it just a dystopian? I realize 1984 was placed in the top ten list here, but there’s still the above question going around on whether or not it should remain on the list or not. Well, let’s go over the definition of a dystopian: A dystopian is set in ‘a dark, nightmare world’; it’s generally … Continue reading Let’s Argue: “1984”; Transgressive Fiction or Just Another Dystopian Sci-Fi?

“Rosemary’s Baby” Conspiracies

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I started Rosemary’s Baby by reading the actual, physical book first, but then it dawned on me. Is this on Audible? I have to do chores, but I can’t put this down, so I wonder… and alas! It was on Audible, and it was amazing. Mia Farrow (the original actress for Rosemary) narrated the novel and she did it perfectly. Her voice, along with all … Continue reading “Rosemary’s Baby” Conspiracies

“Room” by Emma Donoghue (2010)

A lot of people might not agree with my take on this book because I only made it a measly 75 pages before I decided to mark it a “DNF”. After reading the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by Mark Haddon, I thought I could take this book on, but I just couldn’t, and here’s why: First, I couldn’t get my head wrapped … Continue reading “Room” by Emma Donoghue (2010)

“the curious incident of the dog in the night-time” by Mark Haddon (2003)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Starting off I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to handle this book because of the point-of-view, but it actually came off pretty well. Now, I don’t usually read books from a kids perspective, but since he’s fifteen and a little more matured, I was able to run right through it. Christopher John Francis Boone is quite a character. Living with a mild form … Continue reading “the curious incident of the dog in the night-time” by Mark Haddon (2003)

“Phoenix” by Chuck Palahniuk (2013)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I don’t usually review short stories, but since this is one involves my all-time favorite author, I thought it was needed. Phoenix isn’t your usual short story either, there’s not really a positive conclusion, and it’s filled with the usual Palahniuk-esque vibes of breaking society’s “guidelines.” I could go further and further into the “inner meanings” of it, but to refrain from letting you all find … Continue reading “Phoenix” by Chuck Palahniuk (2013)

“The Wedding Date” by Jasmine Guillory (2018)

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Now, I’ve mentioned before that I’m not too keen on romances, and well… this book is one of the prime examples why I’m not. I received this book through PageHabit (a subscription that no longer exists), so I got to read the authors notes throughout the book. However, the notes still didn’t enhance the novel. The only reason I gave this book 3-stars instead … Continue reading “The Wedding Date” by Jasmine Guillory (2018)