Book Review: A Cook’s Tour by Anthony Bourdain

Title: A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisine Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Nonfiction, Food & Drink, Food, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cooking Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: November 5, 2002 Page Amount: 277 pages Goodreads Summary: The only thing “gonzo gastronome” and internationally bestselling author Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. Inspired by the question, “What would…

Book Review: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

Title: Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly Author: Anthony Bourdain Genre: Nonfiction, Food & Drink, Food, Autobiography, Memoir, Biography, Cooking Publisher: Harper Perennial Published: January 9, 2007 Page Amount: 312 pages Goodreads Summary: A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a…

Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Title: Norse Mythology Author: Neil Gaiman Genre: Fantasy, Mythology, Fiction, Short Stories, Retelling, Historical Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction Fantasy Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: February 27, 2017 Page Amount: 304 pages Goodreads Summary: Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he turns his attention back to…

Book Review: The Truth And Other Lies by Sascha Arango

Title: The Truth and Other Lies Author: Sascha Arango (Translator: Imogen Taylor) Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime, Suspense, German Publisher: Atria Books Published: June 23, 2015 Page Amount: 241 pages Goodreads Summary: Dark, witty, and suspenseful, this literary crime thriller reminiscent of The Dinner and The Silent Wife follows a famous author whose wife—the brains behind his success—meets…

Book Review: The Fifth Season by NK Jemisin

Title: The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth #1) Author: N.K. Jemisin Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Adult, Post Apocalyptic, Epic Fantasy, High Fantasy Publisher: Orbit Published: August 4, 2015 Page Amount: 468 pages Goodreads Summary: This is the way the world ends… for the last time. A season of endings has begun. It starts with…

Book Review: London Falling by Paul Cornell

Title: London Falling (Shadow Police #1) Author: Paul Cornell Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Horror, Fiction, Crime, Paranormal Publisher: Tor Fantasy Published: February 25, 2014 Page Amount: 432 pages Goodreads Summary:The dark is rising …Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect Rob Toshack is murdered in custody. Furious,…

Book Review: Zeroes by Chuck Wendig

Title: Zeroes Author: Chuck Wendig Genre: Science Fiction, Thriller, Fiction, Cyberpunk Publisher: Tor Books Published: May 19, 2015 Page Amount: 336 pages Goodreads Summary: Five hackers—an Anonymous-style rabble-rouser, an Arab Spring hacktivist, a black-hat hacker, an old-school cipherpunk, and an online troll—are detained by the U.S. government, forced to work as white-hat hackers for Uncle Sam in order…

The Hanged Man by P.N. Elrod

Title: The Hanged Man (Her Majesty’s Psychic Service #1) Author: P.N. Elrod Genre: Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Historical, Alternate History Publisher: Tor Books Published: May 19, 2015 Page Amount: 336 pages Goodreads Summary: On a freezing Christmas Eve in 1879, a forensic psychic reader is summoned from her Baker Street lodgings to…

Book Review: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation by John Ferling

Title: Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry that Forged a Nation Author: John Ferling Genre: History, Nonfiction, North American History, American History, Biography, Politics Publisher: Bloomsbury Press Published: October 1, 2013 Page Amount: 464 pages Goodreads Summary: Jefferson and Hamilton is the story of the fierce struggle-both public and, ultimately, bitterly personal-between these two titans. It ended…

Short Story Review: Runaway by Alice Munro

Title: Runaway Author: Alice Munro Genre: Short Story, Fiction Publisher: The New Yorker Published: August 11, 2003 Page Amount: Published Online Quick Summary: Runaway is the title story of the anthology “Runaway” which details the story of a young woman, Carla, who thinks she wants to – but is incapable of leaving her husband. The story is available to…

Book Review: The Man From St. Petersburg by Ken Follett

Title: The Man From St. Petersburg Author: Ken Follett Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Fiction Publisher: Penguin Books Published: April 1, 1982 Page Amount: 324 pages Blurb From Goodreads: His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his…

Book Review: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker

Title: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic Author: Emily Croy Barker Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Romance, Adult, Paranormal Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books Published: August 1, 2013 Page Amount: 576 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Nora Fischer’s dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman.  During a miserable weekend at a friend’s wedding, Nora…