The Devil in the White City

Erik Larson definitely did his research on this one. In the 1890s, Chicago was set as the location for the Columbian Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair, and architect Daniel Burnham was selected as the lead architect of the colossal project. More than just deadlines weighed him down though, the pride of Chicago, and […]

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Thank you so much, Stephen Chbosky, for bringing this book into existence. Perks is so authentic and raw and intimate and beautiful. No other book brings about more emotions than this one. And there is no emotion untouched. It makes me feel all the things. I don’t really know how to do the book justice […]

The Secret Life of Bees

This novel by Sue Monk Kidd was an unexpected favorite. Like the kind of book that really made me think and question things. Things like, ‘maybe I should drop out of school and be a beekeeper.” (Sorry, mom). But really, this novel is one that is definitely timeless. Even though the civil rights act happened […]

Diary of an Oxygen Thief

I really don’t know how to start off describing this book. It’s anonymously written, and seemed to lack any tangible essence of a plot. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing, it was a super quick and easy read that provided a decent amount of entertainment. I’m just still not quite sure what I […]

Water for Elephants

  This book is one that I never would have picked up on my own. But one day as I scrolled through Pinterest, I read through a list of “books you have to read before you die” or something like that, and this was one of the top listed novels. So I figured if so […]

The Catcher in the Rye

JD Salinger starts off his novel, Catcher in the Rye, with an introduction to Holden Caulfield, an angsty teen who can’t seem to find value in any of the education he has received of the relationships he has made over the course of his life. Despite his transitions from boarding school to boarding school, Holden finds […]