Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, J.K. Rowling, and John Tiffany Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) This book is about Harry Potter and his children – Lily, James, and Albus. Albus proves to be the most difficult to raise because he thinks his dad doesn’t love him. He soon finds out differently because he and his friend Scorpius get pulled back in time and they find Albus’ … Read more
Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella Fantasy Review #1 * Star (A waste of time!) Ray Kinsella owns a farm in Iowa with his wife Annie and daughter Karin. Ray believes he hears a voice telling him to build a baseball field in his cornfield. Will he listen to the voice? Who will show up if he does? Find out in “Shoeless Joe!”
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Classic Historical Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) George and his best bud Lennie are migrant workers in California. Lennie isn’t always the brightest, however. Will they be able to reach their dream of owning a farm? Or will Lennie’s childish ways get in the way of that?
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander Non-fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “The New Jim Crow” is about how the US’s system of mass incarceration is a new form of a racial caste system similar to that of Jim Crow. It explains all aspects of the system from the war on Drugs, unfair policies, sentencing and plea bargains, the experience of jail, and most importantly how they’re discriminated against even … Read more
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux Classic Mystery Thriller Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) The Phantom has been playing mean tricks on the opera workers for weeks now and no one knows why. Some say he’s a ghost. But then one day a man finds a girl that he knew from his childhood. He follows her into a dressing room. He hears a man’s voice. He asks the girl, Cristine, who … Read more
Low Men in Yellow Coats (novella) by Stephen King Mystery Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) I was a little disappointed. I thought for Stephen King’s books would captivate me from the very beginning. I had to push through, hoping to get to something interesting. I finally got there. He did give amazing detail on the Low Men. I could clearly see it in my mind’s eye.
By Night vol. 1 by John Allison Comics Science Fiction Supernatural * * * * Stars (Great!) Jane and Heather go way back, but haven’t seen each other since they graduated from college. Now they’re both back in their hometown, Spectrum, where exactly nothing happens ever. Heather has a great idea that’s sure to be fun – the Charleswood Estate, abandoned for years, has officially run out of money to fund its security man (conveniently, … Read more
Proud: My Fight for an Unlikely American Dream by Ibtihaj Mohammed Biography/Autobiography/Memoir Nonfiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Ibtihaj Muhammad describes her path to the 2016 Olympics from her childhood, where her parents encouraged all of their children to participate in sports, discovery of fencing (her mother was actually the one who saw the fencing team practicing at the high school Ibti was to attend and pushed her to try out), and how her … Read more