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City of Girls

By Elizabeth Gilbert, A lively and spirited but long-winded coming-of-age story

City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert came out earlier this month with a big splashy release. I read her huge bestselling memoir Eat, Pray, Love a long, long, long time ago. I think I remember enjoying most of it, but honestly it’s been so long I really don’t remember. You can read my notes on …

                          

The Huntress

By Kate Quinn, A thrilling story full of intrigue and adventure about hunting down a Nazi war criminal

In The Huntress, Kate Quinn once again has penned a thrilling and captivating piece of historical fiction. This time around, it’s about tracking down a Nazi war criminal. Quinn’s previous book, The Alice Network, was about a female spy who is recruited during WWI and was very well received. The Huntress came out earlier this …

              

Catch-22

By Joseph Heller, An incisive classic war satire

It’s been a source of embarrassment to me that I never actually finished reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. I read the beginning many, many years ago, but that’s about it. So, with the Hulu adaptation of it due to be released this week, it seemed like a good a time as any to cross this …

                          

All the Light We Cannot See

By Anthony Doerr, A lyrical and moving story of two kids in German-occupied France during WWII

I read All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr some time ago, back when it was only available in hardback. I carted that hefty chunk of text over to a coffee shop to read. I remember feeling a little intimidate by the sheer weight of the book, only to be surprised as the …

                 

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

By Michael Chabon, A story about the rise of the modern comic book hero and its role as a Social Justice Warrior in pre-WWII America

There’s been chatter lately from certain outlets about how comic books are being ruined by social justice warriors (or “SJW”s for short) who are making these stories too “political”. It’s ironic for a number of reasons — one of which is that the modern day superhero has a storied history of being a social justice …