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American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land

I’m a sucker for true crime and podcasts, so when one of my favorite podcasts, Book Riot’s All the Books, recommended this true crime book, I put it near the top of my TBR list. After finally picking it up when I had a bit of a break before going back to school, I wasContinue reading “American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land”

September Releases

Be still my book loving heart. September is going to be the death of me and my wallet. There are so many amazing books I want to read coming out this month, all of them of course going to have to take a back-burner to my course load as my senior year of college begins this same month!

Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures

How could you not be fascinated by a scientific attempt to de-extinct one of the most famous extinct animals of all time? That’s one of the questions posed by Mezrich in his latest non-fiction masterpiece, Woolly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct Creatures.

Norse Mythology Inspired Literature

I spent three hours a week during my junior spring of college learning about Norse mythology, the ins and outs of gods and goddesses and the crazy antics they get up to up in Asgard. In the middle of that semester was when Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman came out, and we even discussed his previous work, American Gods, as part of the syllabus. Here are some great works of fiction that draw on Norse Mythology. 

The Stars in Our Eyes

I’ve got something of an obsession with celebrities and entertainment news, so when I heard about Julie Klam’s book, The Stars in Our Eyes, on a Book Riot New Release podcast, I immediately added it to my TBR list. I finally devoured it this week, and I was not disappointed. 

Good as Gone

Julie disappeared when she was thirteen years old, and in the eight years since, her mother has pretty much given up hope on finding her, her father has devoted his time to the “Julie Fund” and other efforts to find missing children, and her younger sister, Jane, has started acting out. In the span of one day, Ann, their mother’s, life is thrown into disarray when Jane comes home from college early and a girl claiming to be Julie shows up on their doorstep.

10 Books To Read If You’re Enthralled by the OJ Simpson Case

OJ Simpson was granted parole in July and will likely be released in October, and people could not tear their eyes away from their TV screens as the parole hearing was broadcast live. It seems like the world cannot get enough of OJ Simpson, and frankly, neither can I. If you’re like me and wantContinue reading “10 Books To Read If You’re Enthralled by the OJ Simpson Case”

5 Books to Read if You Love Gone Girl

Gone Girl became a cultural phenomenon a couple years ago, and ever since, thrillers and suspense novels have billed themselves as “the next Gone Girl.” These books are five of the best “Gone Girl-esque” books that I’ve read since Gone Girl that have truly kept me on the edge of my seat.