Category: 20 Books of Summer 2017

Review: Dead Wake – The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 5 I’ve started Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City twice and have yet to finish it. Devil in the White City tackles two stories simultaneously: the 1893 World’s Fair and the grisly murders of Dr. H.H. Holmes. The World’s…

Review: She

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 4 I first read She for a British Imperial Lit course when my workload didn’t allow a leisurely pace. The professor was especially keen on well-used/integrated quotes so my first time through this book was a mad rush for…

Review: Breathing Lessons

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 3 Many people say the most terrifying villain in Harry Potter isn’t the semi-immortal, power-hungry dark lord, but the pink-clad, doily-obsessed Professor Umbridge. She’s petty, meddlesome, and uses her power to harass, threaten, and bully the teachers and…

Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 2 V.E. Schwab’s A Darker Shade of Magic holds up pretty well to all the hype around it. The end was a little anti-climactic, but that’s almost to be expected since it’s part of a series. The ending of…

Review: The Moving Finger

20 Books of Summer 2017: Book 1 I’ve been reading the Miss Marple books in order. Even though they’ve all been murder mysteries, the small-town vibe and gossip keep them light. Usually, series with a recurrent investigator feature that character as the lead, but…