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Books for Breakfast #86

Book Reviews

The Road by Cormac McCarthy & Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury First, I'm like 98% sure that part of the movie they made of this book was filmed in Erie, my home town! Second, the book is written in such an interesting way, that it's really fun to read. There aren't any quotations marks on conversations, so sometimes you have to read the conversations a few times to make sure…

Books for Breakfast #84

Book Reviews

Secret Place by Tana French & The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell I've read everything by Tana French so far. My favorite book by her is still The Likeness though. This book is another murder mystery. The story takes place in a private girl's high school, where a young boy from their brother school (A private school for boys) is found killed on their campus. The case ends up closed…

Books for Breakfast #83

Book Reviews

So let's flash back and review some older books that I read quite a ways back! I'm going to cover three books this time since I forgot to review all these during those blog dead days! (oops!) Let's get started! The reads this time were: Red River (entire series) by Chie Shinohara The Selection by Kiera Cass and The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami First, let's talk about Red River!…

Books for Breakfast #82

Book Reviews

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel & Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill I am a huge fan of stories that deal with the end of the world. Station Eleven does a very interesting take on it as well, with a deadly flu that wipes out about 99% of the world's population in nearly 48 hours. It follows the lives of a few different people before and after the collapse…

Books for Breakfast #73

Book Reviews

The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy by Sam Maggs & All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr This was the Reader's Choice book for June, so thank you all for voting!! I'm really enjoying these reader picked books! I like seeing all of your suggestions and then seeing which books everyone picks for me to read! It's a lot of fun! Anyways, so this book is basically a…

Books for Breakfast #64

Book Reviews

This time I read: Ella Minnow Pea by Mark Dunn & The Never List by Koethi Zan I picked this book up totally on a whim because it caught my eye and the description on the back intrigued me. The simplistic cover also helped to lure me in, dang my design background! Anyways, this book is set on a fictional island off the coast of the US that became it's…

Books for Breakfast #63

Book Reviews

This time I read: The Room by Jonas Karlsson This book I read in a day, seriously, it's so short and it's so interesting that you just keep going until BAM it's over. At first, I thought this would be almost House of Leaves-like, with a room that just suddenly appears in an office building, but low and behold, it wasn't quite like that at all. Although I loved House…

Books for Breakfast #56 – Travel Edition

Book Reviews, Travel Diaries

I have missed a few books to review, since I've been out of the country and what not, so I figured I would just condense my Books for Breakfast and cover all the books I've missed talking about since the end of December! Let's see, I'll be covering four books today! Ant Farm by Simon Rich Sword Art Online #3 - Reki Kawahara After Dark - Haruki Murakami Breakfast of…

Books for Breakfast #54

Book Reviews

This time I read: Defending Jacob by William Landay &  Fin & Lady by Cathleen Schine I got this book from my mom after she had read it. It's about a boy who is accused of murdering a classmate and it is told from the father's point of view. I liked and disliked this way of telling the story, mainly because of the bias. It made it interesting to read…

Books for Breakfast #53

Book Reviews

The reads this time were: The Golem and the Jinni by Helen Wecker & Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline This book was the Noveltea Bookclub Book of the month! I read it a bit late, but even being almost 500 pages, it didn't take me too long. I wouldn't rank it as a favorite book, but it was still a good and interesting read. The story follows a golem…