Tag: books

A Deadly Education

A Deadly Education (2020) by Naomi Novik – Fiction  Rating: 3.5/5 Continuing my traverse through the fantasy genre, I picked up A Deadly Education. Coming in at a doable 320 pages, the novel moves quickly and efficiently. I enjoyed it, but at times I had to put in a lot of effort to move through…

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Transcendent Kingdom

Transcendent Kingdom (2020) by Yaa Gyasi – Fiction  Rating: 5/5  I don’t know if there is a word for it – but Transcendent Kingdom is one of those books where nothing happens. There isn’t necessarily a plot or a villain or something to overcome. But it is probably the most beautiful book I have read…

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A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (2011) – Fiction  Book One of the All Souls Trilogy  Rating: 4/5 I have a soft spot in my heart vampires. I was a freshman/sophomore when Twilight first came out and of course I became attached. Prior to that, as a middle schooler who preferred books to people,…

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Spillover

Spillover – Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen – Nonfiction (2012)  Rating: 4.5/5 We are in information overload. For the past six months since the pandemic started, the world has turned upside down. Or so it seems for a lot of us. Schedules changed, businesses closed, jobs were lost. But the…

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The Color of Law

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein (2017)  – Nonfiction  4.5/5 One of the main necessities in life is shelter – a roof over your head. Preferably one that is clean and sanitary, free of mold or pests and other harmful things. Somewhere safe is also highly preferably – you feel comfortable walking outside or…

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