Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies build incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cat, sheep. They've even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from … Continue reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

5/5 stars. Thriller, Mystery/Suspense. EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to … Continue reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

The Nahx Invasions #1: Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

4/5 stars. Dystopian, Young Adults, Aliens. He has no voice or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn't know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.  Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall. His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.  Until a human … Continue reading The Nahx Invasions #1: Zero Repeat Forever by G. S. Prendergast

Altered Saga by Jennifer Rush

3/5 stars. Contemporary, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Genetic Alterations Anna is homeschooled and lives with her father. They live and work at a small farmhouse in the country, one that is bigger than it appears from the outside. There is a lab in the basement with four genetically altered men - Sam, the leader who … Continue reading Altered Saga by Jennifer Rush

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

4/5 Fantasy, Contemporary, Magic Circus Competition A competition was created with two contestants, beginning when they were just children. Spanning decades with the game board a magical circus that only appears at night, The Night Circus explores what strains a game this long would have on the two contestants and all other individuals involved. The Night Circus … Continue reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

4/5 stars, Memoir, The Not-So-Nice of Upward Mobility Hillbilly Elegy details the childhood life of J.D Vance and his journey from a poor, violent, and unstable household to graduating from Yale as a lawyer. We get a lot of stories about the struggle of many groups to success, but one I have ever see before … Continue reading Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul

The decades worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi's … Continue reading When Breath Becomes Air by Paul

Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

From the founder of MuslimGirl.com, a harrowing and candid account of what it's like to be a young Muslim woman in the wake of 9/11, during the never ending war on terror, and through the Trump era of casual racism.  At nine years old, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh watched from her home in New Jersey as two … Continue reading Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh