Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman

Aug 17

Orange is the New Black – Piper Kerman

This book represents a major departure from the norm for me. I usually read a book first, then watch the movie or tv show. This time around, I have watched all of the seasons of OITNB (oh man that riot season!) before finally reading Piper Kerman‘s book. If you have been living under a rock (or in the SHU! prepare yourself for my prison lingo) Ms. Kerman wrote...

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13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

Aug 14

13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

I really like Jay Asher‘s writing style in this story about the very serious topic of teenage suicide (don’t do it! I just recently watched Heathers for the umpteenth time, sorry). He continually flips from past to present and between two characters almost seamlessly. Young Hannah has decided to end her life. She traces the people and events that led her...

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The Shack – William Paul Young

Aug 13

The Shack – William Paul Young

I read this heartbreaker by William Paul Young when it first came out. I decided to reread it before I watched the movie, because I couldn’t remember all of the specific details, but I remembered that I really liked it at the time. The Shack is a story centering around Mack Phillips (portrayed by Sam Worthington in the movie version; he’s about a billion...

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The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

Aug 09

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

This book by Colson Whitehead will probably break your heart in eight different ways, but you simply must read it. The reader experiences the horrors of slavery through the eyes of Cora. She was born on a cotton plantation in Georgia, and her whole life is a study in tragedy. She manages to escape a cruel master, but that is just the beginning of her tale. Slavery...

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