Last week, I terrified myself with Natalie D. Richard’s One Was Lost. After that, I’d love a palate cleanser of a novel I can read at night without worrying about nightmares. That’s why this week, I’ll be reading Jeff Garvin’s exploration of what gender is and isn’t in Symptoms of Being Human.Read More
Typically, I avoid scary novels because my imagination is already very vivid. Reading thriller novels can make it even harder to sleep than a scary movie. Why? Because in your mind, you can make anything happen. In a movie, everything is spelled out for you: you see exactly what the director wants you to see. In a book, everything is up to you. But I’m putting all of my fears aside this week and picking up a suspenseful thriller: Natalie D. Richards’s One was Lost.Read More
John Green’s novels and I go way back. I first picked up Looking for Alaska as a borrowed gift from a friend in middle school. This book and all of his subsequent novels have shocked me and moved me to tears more than once, so I’m looking forward to the emotional journey that Turtles is going to take me on.Read More
Stephen King. I can’t say his name without people remembering instant classics like Carrie, IT, and The Shining. His name has become synonymous with the horror genre, and his unique voice and ability to get under a reader’s skin are uncanny and breathtaking.
So which Stephen King novel am I going to be diving into this week? His memoir: On Writing.Read More