Recent Reviews and Posts

Book Thoughts | Night by Elie Wiesel

What is there to say about Elie Wiesel's Night that has not already been said? It's one of those books that has been so widely read, about a period of history that is among the most documented, and that has received such high … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler

Add this sure bet to your pre-teen's summer reading list. The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler is the cure for summer boredom. With cleverly written characters, dangerously intense plots, and colorful and exotic settings, The … [Read More...]

Book Review | This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus The Climate by Naomi Klein

Ongoing waves of globalization have led to the development of an increasingly integrated international economy, primarily driven by the interests of corporate capitalism. The present stage of global capitalist expansion, … [Read More...]

Book Review | Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

Spoiler alert: The Lusitania sinks at the end and the United States entered World War I on the side of the Allies. Dead Wake is the first book by Erik Larson that I've read, though I know his books by reputation … [Read More...]

2016 Hugo Nominee | Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

If there's a single word to describe how Nnedi Okorafor's Binti reads, it's "refreshing." It's short, accessible work of science fiction that eschews the usual cast of western characters, while adopting a universe that … [Read More...]

Book Review | Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull

I can't tell if Creativity, Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration belongs more in management, inspiration, self-help, or fodder-for-fans. What I can say, though, is that I sure … [Read More...]

Book Review | The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl

There's much to like about The Dante Club, Matthew Pearl's homage to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James Russell Lowell, and J. T. Fields--some of the greatest American poets of the 19th century. It is a … [Read More...]

Book Review | From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives by Jeffrey E. Garten

In From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives, Jeffery Garten offers a brief history of globalization over the course of humanity's history. It's an enjoyable jaunt through the last … [Read More...]

Book Review | Star Wars: Lost Stars by Claudia Gray

If the Star Wars trilogies are concerned with the operatic drama of the Skywalker family and their close associates, then Lost Stars delivers fills in the spaces in between by providing a sampling of back story into the … [Read More...]

Book Review |Tarkin by James Luceno

I've always thought of Grand Moff Tarkin was one of the under-appreciated villains of the Star Wars saga. He was a powerful commander close to the Emperor, called Darth Vader an "old friend," and did not hesitate to destroy … [Read More...]

Other Recent Updates on Attack of the Books!

Adult Fiction

Book Review | The Fold by Peter Clines
Book Review | The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbriath (pseudonym), J.K.Rowling
Review | The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
Book Review | Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Book Review: The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu (Tao, #1)

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Young Adult Fiction

Short Story Review | Mitosis: A Reckoners Story by Brandon Sanderson (Reckoners #1.5)
Review | The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Review | This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
Review | Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Book Review | Golden Son by Pierce Brown (Red Rising #2)
Review | Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

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Utah (local) Authors

Brad Torgersen in the running for the Hugo
Book Review | The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler
Review | Schlock Mercenary: Under New Management by Howard Tayler
Review | Cry Havoc by Keith G. Seegmiller
Review | Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson
Review | The Allow of Law by Brandon Sanderson

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Non-Fiction Books

Review | Miles Away, Worlds Apart by Alan Sakowitz
Book Review | This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus The Climate by Naomi Klein
Book Review | Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, and Camille Kingsolver
Review | The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Review | Comeback America by David M. Walker
Review | The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution by Jack P. Greene

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Picture Books

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The ALA’s Caldecott Winners for 2015
Review | Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier
Geisel Award Winners 2013
Review | Ish by Peter H. Reynolds
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