I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | book review

Part 1 of Maya Angelou's autobiography is a classic and something I've been meaning to read for a while now. In college, we didn't really study Angelou much, but Caged Bird did come up occasionally in class discussions. The book details Maya's life growing up as a young black girl in the segregated south during . . .

The Diary of a Young Girl | book review

*Certain books are easier to review differently than in my usual format — this is one of them. Some days, I think my life is really hard. Other days, I'm sitting on my bed, twenty years old, going to college studying what I love best, having just eaten a meal, and am reading Anne Frank's The…

Night | book review

Title: Night Author: Elie Wiesel Series: The Night Trilogy Publisher: Hill & Wang Publication Date: 1960 (English translation) Genre(s): Memoir, Historical non-fiction, Young adult Opening Line: They called him Moishe Beadle, as if his entire life he had never had a surname. The Synopsis In 1944, Elie Wiesel's life, among millions of others' lives, was changed forever. He…

American Sniper | book review

Title: American Sniper: Memorial Edition Author: Chris Kyle Publisher: William Morrow and Co. Publication Date: January 2012 Rating: 5 stars A quick shoutout and thankyou to my friend Mark for lending me this memorial edition of American Sniper. Okay, for starters, I'll admit -- I am guilty of not knowing who Chris Kyle was until previews…