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The Great Gatsby is an exciting story of the Jazz age and the residents of the wealthy West Egg. While most of the people reading this have definitely heard of the Great Gatsby, giving it a read (whether you have to for your American Lit class or not) will definitely be worth your while. The thrilling yet bittersweet tales of Daisy, Jay Gatsby, and our narrator, Nick Carraway, will be sure to enthrall any reader,…

Foundation is a trilogy written by American author Isaac Assimov. This trilogy tells the story of a galactic empire that rules for 12 thousand years but is slowly losing its influence. Hari Seldon is a pioneer in psychohistory, a science that can predict the actions of a large group of people. Hari forecasts an upcoming dark age in which all knowledge known to man is lost in barbarism and chaos. The Empire considers him a…

Arguably one of the most renowned and famous plays in the world, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has been read and enjoyed for centuries. Romeo and Juliet are two star-crossed lovers that fall in love with each other. They strive to be together through family feuds in the name of love. Romeo and Juliet is seen as a love story by many, but is actually a tragedy. The plot in and of itself is pretty simple…

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh  has been on my book bucket list for some time now, and I finally got around to reading it this winter. This novel explores the ugly emotions and feelings people go through that aren’t often discussed in most media. The book follows an unnamed narrator who is suffering from severe depression around her late 20s after the deaths of her unloving parents and has decided that…

The Great Gatsby is a great American novel. A story so expressive of the Jazz Age- the author,F. Scott Fitzgerald’s depiction of the 1920s has captured the readers worldwide. The exploration of the American Dream, love, wealth and social hierarchy are open to multiple interpretations, and readers like myself continue to be brought back to this story to discover more on every reading. Taken from the point of view of Nick Carraway, a man who…

The book Unwind by Neal Shusterman is an interesting novel that takes place within the United States in the near future. Whether you are into horror or like science fiction, this book has it all. Following the three main characters, Connor, Risa, and Lev the audience can feel a connection towards their own personas as well as their teenager mindset during their conflicts. Connor, Risa, and Lev endure a major mission to stop the government…

Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell is an evocative book that tackles all the nuisances of an activity we engage in everyday: talking to strangers. Gladwell dives deep into many pressing cases throughout history, ranging from Chamberlain and Hitler’s meeting, the death of Sylvia Plath, Sandra Bland’s arrest, and numerous more. Each chapter is filled with evidence conveyed in a wide variety of forms: dialogues, statistical data, anecdotes, and many more, that are sure to…

Randy Ribay’s Patron Saints of Nothing is a gripping and influential coming-of-age novel as it successfully employs themes of truth, justice, and cultural identity, well-deserving of a spot on anyone’s TBR. Ribay begins the novel with high school senior Jay having contradictory thoughts about his collegiate future. He returns home to the shocking revelation of his cousin Jun’s death amidst the drug war in the Philippines. He is further dismayed by the ease with which…