Archive for the ‘fiction’ Category

I was dreading reading this book. I really was. I’m participating in a Mock Newbery Club at my local public library, and this book was on the list for the first meeting. The title didn’t seem appealing, and although I like Naylor’s other books, I wasn’t sure about this one. Then I picked it up […]


Trenton Lee Stewart seems like the lovechild of J.K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket. However, he is not actually British, which was a surprise to me. The story is difficult to explain without giving the plot away, but I’ll tell you this: the children who belong to the Mysterious Benedict Society are very lonely and alone. […]


I recently read Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt and I was blown away. Her prose is so simple, clear, and direct, but the things she writes about…. Oof; The Price of Salt is about lesbians in New York City in the 1940s, and The Animal-Lover’s Book of Beastly Murder is about animals getting revenge […]


I only started reading Stephen King a few years ago. Until then, I was one of those deluded people who thought horror was stupid, cheesy, and not good literature. While that’s true for a lot of horror, Stephen King has taken the genre and turned it into popular fiction AND really good writing. That said, […]