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American Sniper

Review | American Sniper by Chris Kyle

After reading American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, there’s no doubt in my mind that former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is a patriot. Beyond that, though, my feelings about … [Read More...]


Review | The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan

The Blood of Olympus is the concluding book to The Heroes of Olympus series. In it, readers follow the seven heroes of Olympus as they fight monsters and the rising of the Earth Goddess Gaea. I applaud Riordan for the way … [Read More...]

The Naturals

Review | The Naturals (The Naturals #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Seventeen-year-old Cassie has a natural ability of being able to read people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. It’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously until an FBI … [Read More...]


Thoughts on Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

With books that are widely popular, I often find that I am among the last to discover them. Well, not discover them, exactly, but to read them and discover why they are so popular, and well liked, for myself. Unbroken: A … [Read More...]


Review | The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander was the winner of the 2015 Newbery Award. The story is a quick read about a junior high school basketball player named Josh. Josh’s father was a famous basketball player in Europe and has … [Read More...]

on writing

Review | On Writing by Stephen King

Do you want to be a writer? I’m not asking “do you want to write?”  It’s not the same question.  Rather “do you want to be a writer?”  If so, you could do worse than reading On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen … [Read More...]


The Top 5 Dystopian Novels

Dystopian novels have been a staple of science-fiction since the birth of the genre. And while contemporary YA authors like Veronica Roth and Ally Condie have brought the concept of the dystopian novel back to the mainstream, … [Read More...]


Review | William Shakespeare’s Star Wars by Ian Doescher

Dost thou love Shakespeare?  Are you Star Wars fan? If you answered “yes,” once, then William Shakespeare's Star Wars is recommended reading. If you answered “yes” twice, this is a must read! Ian Doescher masterfully … [Read More...]

All the Light We Cannot See

Review | All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

At first glance, All the Light We Cannot See seems to be the poster child for book groups and best read lists, but the hype is well-deserved. With a subject that has already been so well covered, you’d think there wasn’t much … [Read More...]

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