Semi-Book Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Title: The Lies of Locke Lamora Author: Scott Lynch Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Adventure, Fiction Publisher: Banton Spectra Published: July 27, 2006 Page Amount: 499 pages Goodreads Summary: In this stunning debut, author Scott Lynch delivers the wonderfully thrilling tale of an audacious criminal and his band of confidence tricksters. Set in a fantastic city pulsing…

So there’s that three week vacation…

By the time you’re reading this, I will be halfway around the world from my cozy Virginia home, maybe burning my delicate skin in the Bali sunshine. You read that right. I’m leaving tonight for a three week adventure with three of my best girlfriends to sunshine, books and detox time in Bali, Indonesia. Did…

Book Review: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Title: The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Author: Douglas Adams Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Humor, Science Fiction, Fiction, Adventure Publisher: Del Ray Publishing Published: September 27, 1995 Page Amount: 21 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect,…

Book Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Title: Armada Author: Ernest Cline Genre: Science Fiction, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, War Publisher: Crown Publishing Published: July 14, 2015 Page Amount: 349 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming…

Book Review: Midnight in Siberia by David Greene

Title: Midnight in Siberia: A Train Journey into the Heart of Russia Author: David Greene Genre: Travel, Nonfiction, Culture, Russia, Autobiography, Memoir, History, Travelogue, Journalism, Adventure, Politics Publisher: WW Norton & Company Published: October 20, 2014 Page Amount: 336 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Far away from the trendy cafes, designer boutiques, and political protests and crackdowns in Moscow,…

Book Review: Wild by Cheryl Strayed

Title: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Author: Cheryl Strayed Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Travel, Adventure, Adult, Nature Publisher: Knopf Published: March 20, 2012 Page Amount: 315 pages Blurb From Goodreads: At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon…

Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

Title: The Martian Author: Andy Weir Genre: Science Fiction, Fiction, Adventure, Thriller, Space, Adult, Survival, Humor Publisher: Crown Published: February 11, 2014 Page Amount: 369 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there. After a…

Book Review: Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Title: The Series of Unfortunate Events (Yes All the Books!) Author: Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler), Brett Helquist (Illustrator) Genre: Fiction, Childrens, Young Adult, Fantasy, Classics, Mystery, Adventure, Humor Publisher: Scholastic Inc Published: September 30, 1999 (For Book 1) Page Amount: 176 pages (For Book 1) Blurb From Goodreads: Dear Reader, I’m sorry to say that the book…

Book Review: Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Title: Mycroft Holmes Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse Genre: Mystery, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adult, Retellings, Thriller, Adventure, Crime Publisher: Titan Books Published: October 6, 2015 Page Amount: 336 pages Blurb From Goodreads: Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name​ ​for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet…

Book Review: Unnatural History by Jonathan Green

Title: Unnatural History (Pax Britannia #1) Author: Jonathan Green Genre: Steampunk, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Victoriana Publisher: Abaddon Books Published: April 17, 2007 Page Amount: 320 pages Blurb From Goodreads: In the closing years of the 20th century the British Empire’s rule is still going strong. Queen Victoria is about to celebrate her 160th…