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Gone Girl

I've been completely fangirling over Gillian Flynn since her debut Sharp Objects six years ago. It remains one of my all-time-favorites, along with Fl
Jul 14, 2012
Mar 27, 2011
The Goldfinch
Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Congratulations, Ms. Tartt on such a stunning return.

The Goldfinch is a doorstopper, weighing in at ove
Nov 22, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Life After Life

I'm pretty sure the idea of being forced to live my life over and over again is something plucked from my worst nightmares, but who among us hasn't be
Mar 29, 2013
Dec 27, 2012
The Martian
4.5 stars

This whole book left me stupid happy and deliriously impressed and I spent most of my time declaring:

Jesse would have loved Mark Watney. I lo
Apr 23, 2014
Mar 08, 2014
Tell the Wolves I'm Home
The sun kept on with its slipping away, and I thought how many small good things in the world might be resting on the shoulders of something terrible.
Nov 10, 2012
Sep 28, 2012
Gerald's Game

I've re-read Gerald's Game several times since its 1992 publication, and have just finished listening to it as an audiobook. Here's what I know for su
Jun 09, 2012
Aug 11, 2008
The Fault in Our Stars
Alright, alright! I admit it, it got to me -- it freaking absolutely got to me. If I were Superman this little book would be my Kryptonite. Why did I ...more
May 02, 2012
May 01, 2012
Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir

Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) is seriously effed up, and that doesn't always equate with being seriously bleeping funny but in her case, this book w
Aug 07, 2012
May 17, 2012

What the hell do you read next after you finish a book like this!?

While not a full on frontal assault horror novel in the tradition of The Shining or
Dec 21, 2014
Jan 31, 2014
Defending Jacob

I'm trying to put my finger on what makes Defending Jacob such a compulsive read. Landay clearly has a killer storytelling instinct. The pacing of thi
Dec 07, 2012
May 14, 2012
Mr. Mercedes (Bill Hodges Trilogy, #1)

This is a case where the star system really fails me, or I feel like I must explain my rating. Four stars does not make Mr. Mercedes one of King's bes
Jun 15, 2014
Dec 10, 2013
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

I'm not giving any stars here, only a warning: beware which edition of this collection you choose, for if you choose unwisely, you will be sorely ripp
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 23, 2013
The Girl with All the Gifts
Despite the gushing praise this book has been receiving -- including a blurb by Josh Whedon -- I approached The Girl With All the Gifts with a fair am ...more
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 14, 2014

Written for the Hard Case Crime line of paperback novels, Stephen King's Joyland may look like a duck -- with its tantalizing pulp cover making promis
Jun 14, 2013
Aug 14, 2012
Bird Box
4.5 stars

Whoah. This is some really good shit. Color me very impressed. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked this one up, but it totally de
Jun 22, 2014
Jun 01, 2014
The Ritual

Wow. This one came soooo very close to getting five stars from me. I am a horror buff and I LOVE to be scared ...really, truly freaked out. Not grosse
Mar 23, 2012
Jun 06, 2011
Me Before You
This book ripped my heart right out of my goddamn chest and crushed it while I watched curled helpless and whimpering in the fetal position on the flo ...more
Feb 14, 2013
Feb 04, 2013
In the Tall Grass

Well, well, well, what do we have here? A bona fide horror story my friends and Constant Readers, sprouted from the father/son imagination team of Ste
Oct 09, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
The Deep

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Save your last breath to scream

I've been a lifelong fan of horror and the older I get, it seems to me the harder it's getting t
Oct 08, 2014
Jun 23, 2014
The Shining Girls

There's a lot for me to love about this book:

1) The main character Kirby is fantastic. She is a survivor (literally), independent, courageous and dete
May 15, 2013
May 08, 2013
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1) (Wool, #1-5)


WOOL began its life as a self-published short novella in July of 2011. That's hard to believe. I feel like I've been hearing about this th
Nov 13, 2012
May 15, 2012
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
The paperback edition of what is the sixth book in the Outlander series is over 1500 pages long and sorry to say, I did not hang on every word. Who co ...more
Sep 02, 2008
Aug 12, 2008
The Troop

First of all, when Stephen King goes out of his way to blurb a book, I pay attention. About The Troop he says:
"This is old-school horror at its best.
Feb 12, 2014
Jan 01, 2014
The Killer Inside Me

First of all, a warning: if you happen to pick up the edition I did that includes an introductory essay from Stephen King, make sure you read it after
Jan 18, 2015
Jul 31, 2012
The Bees

Bees are exceptional creatures. Their hive characterized by drama and high stakes, intelligence and a sophisticated organization that is a marvel to s
Jun 10, 2014
May 04, 2014
The Silent Wife

Wow. This book -- flipping fantastic. But your enjoyment of it is probably going to hinge on the expectations you're carrying going in. Despite som
Feb 2014
Nov 02, 2013
Zone One
Damn, this book is cold. Like, really, really, C-O-L-D. The language is magnificent; there is no doubt Whitehead can write, but he writes with no heat ...more
Nov 21, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Finally finished listening to this as an audio. Meh. I have my problems with it. I may or may not review it, we'll see.


Alright, I've given it some
Nov 27, 2012
Nov 06, 2012
The Uninvited

I'm going to tell you two things that made me want to read this book:

1) The cover - I mean, c' kick-ass creepy is this?

2) The first sentence
Apr 29, 2013
Mar 25, 2013
The Devil All the Time
Jesus wept, but this is the real goods people -- gritty, raw, uncompromising prose that snaps and bites at your soft spots. I find it curious that so ...more
Mar 03, 2012
Jul 08, 2011
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