Recent Reviews and Posts

Book Review | Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West by Hampton Sides

The history of the American Southwest isn't a story that gets told along with the marquis narratives of American history. Unlike the American Revolution, the founding era, the Civil War, or World War II, where it is … [Read More...]

Book Review | A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Quite possibly, A Darker Shade of Magic is one of the most surprisingly entertaining fantasy novels I've read in a while. Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind may be more beautiful, Vyleta's Smoke more mysterious, and Butcher's The … [Read More...]

Book Review | QB: My Life Behind the Spiral by Steve Young

I can't honestly say that I like sports as much as the next guy. This isn't because I don't like sports, but I find that most guys like them more than I do. I can say that I like reading biographies and autobiographies … [Read More...]

Book Review | Invasive by Chuck Wendig

If you're ever on the Cape Verdian island of Fogo during the fall, you will find every tree branch and every power line is an anchor point for the web of an Argiope spider. Sometimes dozens of spiders will connect their webs … [Read More...]

Book Review | One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

I suppose it's a bit ironic that I finished One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich in in the midst of one of last weeks winter storm, snow falling and wind blowing and the temperature dropping as low as 2 degrees Fahrenheit. … [Read More...]

Book review | The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

My feelings on The Underground Railroad are so mixed that I've changed my rating several times, first from a mere three, then up to a four, and back to just three stars. With much to think about and, yet, much that felt … [Read More...]

Book Thoughts | Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

I'm not entirely sure that I can adequately review Thinking Fast and Slow. It's so chock full of fantastic ideas, insights, and information that I'm afraid even trying to comment on it will make me look like a fool. Let me … [Read More...]

Short Book Review | The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss

What follows is a gush of a review...but I really did like the book. So, allow me to gush for just a moment. I had heard that The Name of the Wind was a good read, but I had no idea how much I would end up enjoying it. I … [Read More...]

Book Review | El Deafo by Cece Bell

I loved reading El Deafo to my daughter. With El Deafo, Cece Bell proves she can broaden and deepen her reader's lives with a fun and beautifully-told story. Bell makes the experience of being deaf and separated from others, … [Read More...]

Book Review | Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

What King Henry wants King Henry is going to get. It's his world, and everyone else is just living in it...or rather, is scraping and scrapping to get ahead in it. With the future of the kingdom at stake and England's master … [Read More...]

Other Recent Updates on Attack of the Books!

Adult Fiction

Review | The Crack in Space by Philip K. Dick
Review | The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Review | Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Review | The Host by Stephenie Meyer
Review | Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross
Review | The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

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Young Adult Fiction

Review | Nightingale by David Farland
Book Review | The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler
Review | Legend by Marie Lu
Book Review | Ruin and Rising (The Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo
Review | Cress by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
Seeds of Rebelion: Brandon Mull and the C.S.Lewis tradition

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Utah (local) Authors

Book Review | The Kidnap Plot by Dave Butler
Utah Author Spotlight | Dave Wolverton
Review | Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Review | Cry Havoc by Keith G. Seegmiller
Science Fiction as the Best Social Fiction of Our Time: The Chaplain’s War by Brad Torgersen
Review | Monster Hunter International by Larry Correia

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Non-Fiction Books

Book Review: 500 Ways to Write Harder by Chuck Wendig
Book Review | If a Pirate I Must Be: The True Story of Black Bart, “King of the Caribbean Pirates” by Richard Sanders
Book Review | Food: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan
Book Review | Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp, and Camille Kingsolver
Book Review | The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath by Nicco Mele
Book Review | This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral — plus plenty of valet parking! — in America’s Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich

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Picture Books

Recommendations | Snowy Day Picture Books
Review | Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins and G. Brian Karas
Our Favorite Bunny Picture Books
Easter and Spring Picture Books
Review | Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier
Review | Crafty Chloe by Kelly DiPucchio and Heather Ross

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