The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

This is the review given that was found on Goodreads: Written in his distinctively dazzling manner, Oscar Wilde’s story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty is the author’s most popular work. The tale of Dorian Gray’s moral disintegration caused a scandal when it first appeared in 1890, but … Continue reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Thing Around Your Neck

So I finished this book in less than 2 weeks, I was so captivated (it's only 218 pages long though, should've finished it sooner. Fact remains that I was enthralled). From the author of Half of Yellow Sun and Americanah come twelve dazzling stories. Adichie turns a penetrating eye on the ties that bind men … Continue reading Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – The Thing Around Your Neck

Robin Sloan – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

"The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, but after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest.  The customers are few, … Continue reading Robin Sloan – Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart

If this book wasn't on the reading list for school, I don't think I would've ever read it - and that would've a tragedy! <p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">"The novel follows the life of Okonkwo, an Igbo ("Ibo" in the novel) man and local wrestling champion in the fictional Nigerian clan of Umuofia. ""The novel follows the life … Continue reading Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart

Terri Blackstock – Last Light

The first novel in the Restoration Series series. Synopsis: Birmingham, Alabama, has lost all power. Its streets are jammed with cars that won’t start, its airport engulfed in flames from burning planes. All communications—cell phones, computers, even radios—are silent. Every home and business is dark. Is it a natural disaster . . . a terrorist attack … Continue reading Terri Blackstock – Last Light

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Frankenstein

"Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment." "Since the publication of the novel, the name "Frankenstein" has often been used to refer to the monster itself. In the novel, Frankenstein's creation is identified … Continue reading Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – Frankenstein