Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Genre: Literary Fiction, Historical Fiction Year Published: 2016 My Rating: ★★★★★ The Underground Railroad has won the highest of awards, been praised by the most prestigious of critics, and gained as much literary acclaim a literary fiction novel can in the current reading and publishing world. Does it need another book review? Probably not. Am I…… Continue reading Book Review: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Genre: Literary Fiction, Sci-Fi, Dystopia Year Published: 1985 My Rating: ★★★★★ The Handmaid’s Tale was not a book that I planned on picking up anytime soon. The book was sitting on my shelves among many others that had an invisible sticker on it labeled “for the future,” and that was that. Margaret Atwood, however, was visiting a…… Continue reading Book Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

17 Books Every High Schooler Should Read

Every time I see book recommendation lists for high schoolers, they always includes books like The Catcher in the Rye, Hatchet, and To Kill a Mockingbird on them. I disagree with these choices. Those are books students are assigned to read, not to read for pleasure. I’m sure there are students who enjoy those books, but oftentimes they’re not books that…… Continue reading 17 Books Every High Schooler Should Read