Category: Adult Books

  • Book Report: A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

    A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson Released: May 1999 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: The Appalachian Trail trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America: majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to […]

  • Book Report: Office Girl by Joe Meno

    Office Girl by Joe Meno Released: June 2012 Publisher: Akashic Books Add to Goodreads ★★★☆☆ Synopsis:No one dies in Office Girl. Nobody talks about the international political situation. There is no mention of any economic collapse. Nothing takes place during a World War. Instead, this novel is about young people doing interesting things in the […]

  • Book Report: Shakespeare: The World as Stage by Bill Bryson

    Shakespeare: the World as Stage by Bill Bryson Released: November 2007 Publisher: Harper Collins Add to Goodreads ★★★★☆ Synopsis: At first glance, Bill Bryson seems an odd choice to write this addition to the Eminent Lives series. The author of ‘The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid’ isn’t, after all, a Shakespeare scholar, a […]

  • Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

    Never Knowing by Chevy Stevens

    I’ve put off writing this review for so long because I haven’t figured out what to say about this book.  Still.  Really!  I went into Never Knowing prepared to dislike it.  It’s not my preferred genre, and on top of that I started reading this book at work; these days, work turns me into such a curmudgeon.  But, about […]

  • Textual Healing by Eric Smith

    Textual Healing by Eric Smith

    First, there is Andrew Conner, or as he prefers, Ace. He was once a best-selling author, but now he suffers from a drought of inspiration. He’s neither the hyper-masculine brute nor the silent, brooding type that seems to plague too many novels (of the romantic sort). He’s dorky and quirky and witty and well-read, and […]

  • The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno

    The Great Perhaps by Joe Meno

    I’ve never met a book by Joe Meno that I didn’t like, and The Great Perhaps is no different. The novel, with it’s lyrical and darkly funny prose, rotates between members of the Casper family– each chapter digging into their quirks and revealing a family on the verge of a breakdown. This is what I […]