Tagged with fiction


The Nightingale

The moving story of two French sisters during World War II.

A Gentleman in Moscow

Fantastic story, turning the seemingly mundane into something wonderful. One of Obama's favorite books he read in 2017.

Mistborn: The Final Empire

Mistborn is a great fantasy read. Incredible world-building. Really enjoyed the magic aspect and the descriptions. Would recommend to fans of Harry Potter-like stories. Only nitpick is that the main character (Vin) is a bit of a Mary Sue.

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Pino Lella's story as a young Italian man during World War 2. Slightly worse than The Nightingale but great story nonetheless. Starting to warm up to war story genre. Strong characters.

Everything I Never Told You

Lydia Lee, a 16 year old in Middletown, commits suicide. Her family grapples with how this could have happened. It turns out everyone, including Lydia, has their own internal demons that don't come out until it's too late.

Breakfast of Champions

My first Vonnegut book. Definitely a ride. Not sure I 'got' everything I was supposed to.

The Unseen World

Coming-of-age story for Ada Sibelius, home-schooled her whole life by her eccentric father but forced to grow up when he comes down with Alzheimer's. Enjoyed it.

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality

Adapts the story of Harry Potter by attempting to explain wizardry through the scientific method. I don't think I was smart enough to read this.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Christopher is a child who lives with some degree of autism which makes his thoughts and life quite different. He sets out to solve the mystery of who murdered his neighbor's dog.

The Art of Racing in the Rain

The trials of a racecar driver named Danny, told from the perspective of his dog Enzo. Fine story, just wasn't super feeling it.

The Book Thief

A German foster child named Liesel Meminger is The Book Thief. The story of her experience during the war. Maybe I'm just numbing to all of these WWII novels but I couldn't muster up as much relation to these characters as the ones in The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Wonder

Story of a kid named August who has a disfigured face who goes to school for the first time. It's definitely a kid's book. I appreciated the message a lot and it was well-told, but I think I would have enjoyed it much more 10 years ago :)