Book Reviews

rating: x/5 stars

Short stories

The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu five stars

Comics/Graphic novels

Adulthood is a Myth by Sarah Andersen four stars

Contemporary fiction

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green five stars and its own spoiler-filled review

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo five stars

Kafka on the shore by Haruki Murakami four stars

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami four stars

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio three stars

The Secret History by Donna Tartt five stars

Historical fiction

The Unbinding of Mary Reade three stars

Magical realism

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin four stars

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton four stars

High Fantasy

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson five stars

Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson four stars

Edgedancer by Brandon Sanderson four stars

Fantasy

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi four stars

Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop four stars

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black four stars

Wake of Vultures by Lila Bowen four stars

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes three stars

In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan four stars

Silence fallen by Patricia Briggs three stars

Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare three stars

Angelfall by Susan Ee three stars

More by T. M. Franklin one star

Halfway to the Grave by Jeanie Frost three stars

Good Omens by Terry Prachett and Neil Gaiman three stars

The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins four stars

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland three stars

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff two stars

Jade City by Fonda Lee three stars

Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller four stars

A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas two stars

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J Maas  three stars

The Rook by Daniel O’Malley three stars

Uprooted by Naomi Novik five stars

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik two stars

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (Lumatere chronicles #1 three stars

Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder three stars

Storm Glass by Maria V. Snyder two stars

The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton two stars

Ilusions of Fate by Kiersten White three stars

A Mage’s Power by Casey Wolfe four stars

Science Fiction

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch  four stars

Legion by Brandon Sanderson five stars

Head On by John Scalzi three stars

Space Opera by Catherynne M. Valente  four stars

Poetry

Whiskey Words & a Shovel by r h Sin two stars

She Used to Be on a Milk Carton by Kailey Tedesco one star

Counting Descent by Clint Smith five stars

Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon

Monument by Natasha Trethewey two stars

Glass Moon by Megan Pollak two stars

The Year of the Femme by Cassie Donish

Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson five stars

The Universe of Us by Lang Leav three stars

The Future by Neil Hilborn four stars

Leave This Song Behind three stars

Alt som ikke har blitt tjoret fast, Eirin Gundersen

Mary Oliver’s New and Selected Poems Vol. 2 four stars

A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver five stars

Upstream by Mary Oliver four stars

Mary Oliver’s New and Selected Poems vol. 1 four stars

Crush by Richard Siken three stars

the sun and her flowers by rupi kaur three stars

graffiti by savannah brown four stars

Young adult contemporary

Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard three stars

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo  four stars

I Was Born for This by Alice Oseman four stars

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness four stars

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman five stars

The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden four stars

Sadie by Courtney Summers  three stars

Airborn by Kenneth Oppel three stars

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green five stars

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli five stars

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson five stars

The Art of Escaping by Erin Callahan  four stars

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin two stars

See How They Run by Ally Carter two stars

All Fall Down by Ally Carter three stars

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour four stars, f/f

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz fours stars

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson three stars

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness three stars

The Diviners by Libba Bray two stars

A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman four stars

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour four stars, f/f

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas five stars

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson four stars

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee four stars, m/m

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater three stars

Fairytale retellings

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman four stars

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo four stars

Ash by Malinda Lo two stars, f/f

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson one star

Non-fiction

It’s All Too Much by Peter Walsh three stars

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg four stars

10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less) by Thomas Frank five stars

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami four stars

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer two stars

Science

The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking five stars

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari three stars

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli three stars

Memoir

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi five stars

My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey  four stars

Secrets for the Mad by dodie four stars

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah five stars

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