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The Giver of Stars

By Jojo Moyes, A charming and light historical fiction novel about the Pack Horse Librarians of Appalachia in the 1930s

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is the author’s latest work and a book rooted in a little known piece of Great Depression-era history. Moyes is most well known for Me Before You, which became a movie starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. I wasn’t a fan of Me Before You (found it a …

                 

The Starless Sea

By Erin Morgenstern, A story about an underground sanctuary for stories and storytellers

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern has been one of this year’s most anticipated releases, largely due to the popularity of Morgenstern’s first novel, The Night Circus. I didn’t love the Night Circus as much as some other people, but I was really curious about what Morgenstern would dream up in her second novel. Plot …

           

The Ninth House

By Leigh Bardugo, A fantasy novel set in a world where Yale secret societies practice arcane magic

The Ninth House, by Leigh Bardugo, was released earlier this month. The book is unconnected to Barugo’s very successful “Grishaverse” world. Instead, it’s the first in a planned series of books about the protagonist, Galaxy “Alex” Stern. Plot Summary For the Detailed Plot Summary, click here or scroll all the way down. Alex Stern is …

              

Catch and Kill

By Ronan Farrow, A recounting of Farrow's spy thriller-esque investigation into Harvey Weinstein's misdeeds

Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators by Ronan Farrow was released this week, and it’s really good. The book spans a period of three years, between 2016 and 2019, covering Farrow’s investigation into, publication of, related research and the aftermath of his exposé on Harvey Weinstein in the New Yorker. …

                 

The Institute

By Stephen King, A thriller about a telekinetic kid who is kidnapped by a sinister organization

Stephen King has released a new novel, this time focusing on a sinister organization called The Institute and the abduction of a young boy with telekinetic abilities. I was never particularly curious about Stephen King until I watched the Castle Rock adaptation. After that, I read the Outsider, which I thought was just okay, but …