No-No Boy | book review

Title: No-No Boy Author: John Okada Series: n/a Publisher: Washington University Press Publication Date: 1957 Genre(s): Japanese-American, Adult fiction Opening Line: December the seventh of the year 1941 was the day when the Japanese bombs fell on Pear Harbor. The Synopsis After two years in a Japanese internment camp and two more years in jail, Ichiro Yamada is…

The Joy Luck Club | book review

Title: The Joy Luck Club Author: Amy Tan Series: n/a Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons Publication Date: 1989 Genre(s): Adult fiction, Asian-American Opening Line: My father has asked me to be the fourth corner at the Joy Luck Club. The Synopsis A group of women in China created the Joy Luck Club many years ago in the face…

After You | book review

Ladies and gents, I'm back!!! Title: After You Author: Jojo Moyes Series: Me Before You (#2) Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books Publication Date: September 2015 Genre(s): Romance, Drama, Adult fiction Opening Line: The big man at the end of the bar is sweating. *If you haven't yet read Me Before You and do not want any spoilers, I'd suggest not reading this book review.…

Jaws | book review

Title: Jaws Author: Peter Benchley Series: n/a Publisher: Bantam Publication Date: February 1974 Genre(s): Horror, Thriller, Adult fiction, Classics Opening Line: The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail. The Synopsis The small town of Amity, located on Long Island, depends on the summer people for survival. In the winter,…

All the Light We Cannot See | book review

Title: All the Light We Cannot See Author: Anthony Doerr Series: n/a Publisher: Scribner Publication Date: May 2014 Genre(s): Historical fiction Opening Line: At dusk they pour from the sky. The Synopsis Marie-Laure goes blind when she is just six years old. Her papa, the locksmith for the National Museum of Natural History in Paris,…

Me Before You | book review

Title: Me Before You Author: Jojo Moyes Series: Me Before You Publisher: Viking Adult Publication Date: January 2012 Genre(s): Romance, Drama, Adult fiction Opening Line: When he emerges from the bathroom she is awake, propped up against the pillows and flicking through the travel brochures that were beside his bed. The Synopsis Will Traynor used to be Somebody with a capital…

Olivay | book review

Title: Olivay Author:Deborah Reed Series: n/a Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Publication Date: July 2015 Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller, Mystery Opening Line: Those who saw what happened that morning never said a word about Will's long stride when he walked down the sidewalk, or the way his legs bowed slightly with every step. The Synopsis Olivay’s entire life changed in a single…

Body Shots | book review

Title: Body Shots (Masters of Pleasure) Author: Anne Rainey Publisher: Kensington Books Publication Date: September 2014 Rating: 1.5 stars Opening Line: The dryness in her throat made it hard to breathe. *I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Surprise, surprise, it's my first erotica novel book review. Not the first…

Trigger Warning | book review

Title: Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: William Morrow Publication Date: February 2015 Rating: 4.5 stars Opening Line: There are things that upset us. There are few authors I've read during my nineteen years of life who can give me chills and force me to think the way Neil Gaiman does. Over the past couple years, I…