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…

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…

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,…

Slaughterhouse-Five | book review

Title: Slaughterhouse-Five Author: Kurt Vonnegut Series: n/a Publisher: Delacorte Publishing Publication Date: 1969 Genre(s): Sci-fi, Historical fiction, Satire Opening Line: All this happened, more or less. The Synopsis Billy Pilgrim is going to school to become an optometrist when he is drafted into the Army during World War II. He's a weak, funny-looking young man who is captured behind…

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…

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…