Category: 20 Books of Summer 2017

20 Books of Summer 2017: Wrap Up

A new personal best! Summers pass faster now than when I was a kid. By the time I hit Publish on this post, I’ll be mulling next year’s list and it’ll be June again soon. But before I bid farewell to this year’s list,…

Review: Sleep Donation

Note: A draft went up yesterday instead of the actual review. Many apologies! 20 Books of Summer: Book 9 Karen Russell’s Sleep Donation has all the same problems as Swamplandia! but with a fraction of the page count. Don’t spend your time on this book. Its…

Review: Roverandom

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 8 First things first: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Roverandom is wholly independent from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. If you’re looking for an expansion on wizarding lore, pick up The Silmarillion. If you’re looking for a story about a dog cursed by a cranky…

Review: The Punch Escrow

2o Books of Summer: Book 7 The Punch Escrow by Tal M. Klein is another fun discovery via NetGalley. Summary from Goodreads: It’s the year 2147. Advancements in nanotechnology have enabled us to control aging. We’ve genetically engineered mosquitoes to feast on carbon fumes instead…

Review: The Intuitionist

20 Books of Summer: Book 6 The winner in the Most Unique Book of the Summer (so far) category is Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist. (There’s no prize, of course, unless you count this review.) I’d be lying if I said I understood every word/reference/theme…