"I lived in books more than I lived anywhere else."
--Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Hike grabbed my attention from the first chapter and didn't let go! Fast-paced, funny and bizarre, with fairy tale themes throughout, it follows Ben as he goes for a hike around a small country hotel and ends up way off the path in a seemingly magical land. Is it all in his head; did he really go that far off the trail? You'll keep reading just to find out what happens next (you won't believe it!) and yet it's so entertaining that you don't want it to end. One of my favorite books of the year, The Hike has a little something for everyone. And don't forget to stay on the path!
This memoir from the vocalist of metal band Lamb of God explains the story of how he was imprisoned in Prague following the accidental death of a fan. So well written and full of voice and character!
I found this novel absolutely captivating. I loved the writing style and wave of emotions throughout. This novel has really stuck with me and I find myself thinking about it even months after finishing it.
An utterly important book that should be required reading. A look at the justice system and how it takes advantage of minorities, the poor, and women and children. Heartbreaking and eye- opening. Unforgettable! You have to read this book.
Not only do we get new short stories from Chuck Palahniuk, but we can color them too!
A hauntingly beautiful story of a damaged girl who damages herself even more. A difficult, but important book.
A breathtakingly beautiful book feautring illustrations made from text from classic stories. The story is sweet and important about the power of stories and imagination. Amazing!
Surreal, yet moving and important, this novel of refugees is beautifully written and easily relatable. A story of love, migration, and hope.
Poetic and beautifully written and translated, these interconnected stories tell of the lives affected by the violent Gwangju Uprising in South Korea in 1980 when government troops killed hundreds of civilians following the assassination of President Park Chung-hee in 1979. It is violent and visceral, but so moving and important.
A gorgeous supernatural western. I recommend reading it twice in order to absorb all of the intricate details.