I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | July book club review

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings | July book club 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...
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Maus II | book review

Maus II | book review

Title: Maus II: And Here My Troubles Began Author/Creator: Art Spiegelman Illustrator: Art Spiegelman Series: Maus Publisher: Pantheon Books Publication Date: August 1991 Genre(s): Graphic novel, Memoir, Historical non-fiction Opening Line: Summer vacation. Francoise and I were staying with friends in Vermont. The Synopsis Art resumes recording his father's history as a survivor of the Holocaust, picking up [...]

Night | book review

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 [...]

Maus I | book review

Maus I | book review

Title: Maus, I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History Author/Creator: Art Spiegelman Illustrator: Art Spiegelman Series: Maus Publisher: Pantheon Books Publication Date: August 1986 Genre(s): Graphic novel, Memoir, Historical non-fiction Opening Line: It was summer, I remember. I was ten or eleven... The Synopsis Art Spiegelman's father and mother were both sent to Auschwitz in 1944 during the [...]

Lone Survivor | book review

Lone Survivor | book review

Title: Lone Survivor Author: Marcus Luttrell Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Publication Date: June 2007 Rating: 5 stars You all know how big of a fan I am of non-fiction works, right? Ha ha. Yeah. Right. Not at all. I typically don't read much besides fiction and its various subgenres. However, occasionally I will come across [...]