Horns by Joe Hill
Opinion: An unconventional and mysterious thriller, I enjoyed this intriguing novel. While intense and somewhat abhorrent, the story was also poetic and compelling. I was hooked early on and did not want to stop reading. It was an emotional thrill ride and while it was almost too much for me, I did appreciate the air of dark devious mystery and the daring plot.
3.5 out of 5 hearts
The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Opinion: This was a surprising and diverse novel. I had no idea what it was about before I started reading so the comic book angle took me pleasantly by surprise. I liked the different angles of stories explored and the unique approach to what it means to fight the nazis during World War II and its effects. While it is not a super grappling story that, the attention to detail and symbolic uses of certain themes gave profound meaning to the story and I enjoyed it immensely.
4 out of 5 hearts
#GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
Opinion: This book definitely got me pumped to be a confident business woman and work hard to achieve my goals and dreams. A guy reading this might just roll his eyes and dismiss this as a book not worth finishing but, as a girl, it was a fun and encouraging book to read because it is written a lot like a conversation instead of just a business textbook. I cringed and I chuckled and I was encouraged by Amoruso's experiences.
3 out of 5 hearts
Opinion: The fact that I was already familiar with the story of Jekyll and Hyde pretty much took the fun out of this short book because I already knew the ending. However, I could still appreciate the sense of mystery and climax of the story and the fact that this is one of the first times the concept of dissociative identity disorder is explored.
3.5 out of 5 hearts
Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Opinion: I seriously kept falling asleep when I read this book. It mostly feels like a textbook and just a little bit like a story about whale hunting. It The book was a flop when it was published in 1851 and only started being called a great book in the 20th century we'll after the author' death. I do not understanding why this novel all of a sudden became known as such a great work. If you have a great interest in knowing the specifics of whaling, this is the book for you. If not, hard pass.
1.5 out of 5 hearts