“Unbury Carol” by Josh Malerman (2018)

⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Unbury Carol was my first read of 2019, and well – it was kind of a disappointment. With the expectations I had after watching Bird Box, I thought Unbury Carol would be a little more… terrifying. One of my biggest fears is being buried alive whenever my time comes, so I thought this would rattle me even a little, but it just didn’t. The entire book is split … Continue reading “Unbury Carol” by Josh Malerman (2018)

TOP 10: Transgressive Fiction Novels

Let’s get refreshed with a tall glass of what transgressive fiction actually is: Transgressive fiction was originally coined by Michael Silverblatt in 1993. The entire genre consists of authors who “deliberately include unpleasant content–taboo sex, violence, and drug use–solely to provoke the reader” (Mookerjee). In the whole genre, there are only seven authors but that doesn’t mean they’re the only author’s of transgressive fiction (huh?). … Continue reading TOP 10: Transgressive Fiction Novels

“Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty (2018)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 First, I’d like to point out that I actually read Nine Perfect Strangers before I decided to start reading Big Little Lies. While I’m only 100-some-odd pages into BLL, there have already been striking similarities. BLL focuses around three individuals, while NPS focuses around – well – nine. The writing in general is striking and straight-forward, but I didn’t expect anything less from such a highly recommended author. When I … Continue reading “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty (2018)

Diving Into My Old Vintage Books

For those of you who are on Instagram, I’ve made an IGTV video of this journey on there as well! You can view it at: Uncovering: Publishing Dates on Old Books Now, since I’ve lived in Colorado (2016), I’ve started to accumulate old vintage books from family, friends, and my own shopping at the local thrift store. My next venture will hopefully be a collection of … Continue reading Diving Into My Old Vintage Books

“Invisible Monsters: Remix” by Chuck Palahniuk (2013)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 Invisible Monsters: Remix is exactly how Chuck Palahniuk wanted his original book Invisible Monsters to be written in the first place. The entire novel is based on someone who cared about their looks, until she was transformed into a monster. Initially, Palahniuk thought it was a great idea to create the vibe around the gossipy, tabloid-esque storyline by turning his novel into a magazine. So, at … Continue reading “Invisible Monsters: Remix” by Chuck Palahniuk (2013)

What Goes Into Marking A Book DNF

For those of you who are unsure of what “DNF” means when it comes to books, it means “did not finish.” It’s when you’re reading a book, you’re just not feeling it, and end up placing it back on the shelf – sometimes for good. For some, this act is pretty common, but for most, it’s a last resort. When choosing to not finish a … Continue reading What Goes Into Marking A Book DNF