Category Archives: Four Star

Miss Peregine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Russell Riggs

Russell Riggs’ first novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” sat on my bookshelf for the past three summers. This Christmas, my older sister picked it up and read it, which of course left me very curious. I decided to … Continue reading

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Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Ah, Nicholas Sparks, the great romance writer of our time. I picked up Dear John because I hadn’t yet seen the movie with Amanda Seyfried and Channing Tatum and I wanted to read the book before doing so. I’d be … Continue reading

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

    I read Gone Girl solely because of its popularity and it didn’t disappoint! The book tells the story of Nick and Amy Dunne, a young married couple, whose marriage seems to be going well but, of course, suffers … Continue reading

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Paper Towns by John Green

In reading Paper Towns, I’ve completed my tour of John Green’s young adult novels. In this story, Green presents readers with the story of Q, a high school senior from Orlando, FL who’s life has been tied loosely with the … Continue reading

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Dreamland : Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep by David K. Randall

A few days ago, I went to my local library to return all of my Emily Giffin books and I found myself craving something a little more substantial. I wandered my way out of the “New Fiction” section into one … Continue reading

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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan

In the past few months I have found myself tearing through all of John Green’s novels and I decided to read “Will Grayson, Will Grayson” as the next up on my “Tour of Green.” This book was actually suggested to … Continue reading

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Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

I was lucky enough to travel around Europe with my godfather this past January. While in Milan, I was spending an afternoon exploring the city on foot and came across an American bookstore. After having spent two weeks in countries … Continue reading

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Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie

I had already heard of the book Start Something That Matters because TOMS is basically my second signature “Izzy Shoe” (after Birkenstocks, of course), but I had never really had the initiative to pick it up because I’m not really … Continue reading

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The Love of My Life by Cheryl Strayed via The Sun

First of all, my apologies for not having posted in awhile. Things have been picking up in school and in my personal life and the clutter in my brain has piled up and hasn’t left much space for me to … Continue reading

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Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

I picked up this book from the discount table at NYU’s bookstore. It set me back a mere $3.00, but it was definitely worth it because it brought laughs, chills, and feelings of disgust. Charlotte Roche, who is a german … Continue reading

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