Home / Books (page 9)


Jo Walton’s ‘The Just City’ is worth traveling to

the just city detail

Jo Walton’s latest novel, 'The Just City,' contains time travel, robots and Greek gods, yet its realistic characters—even the divinities—dominate the narrative with their personal struggles to achieve their “best selves.” This is Jo Walton’s strength—no matter how outlandish the setting, her characters always read as real people I want to get to know.

Read More »

You should buy this poetry e-book and here’s why


Being a small site has its disadvantages. Among many, one of them is that you can sometimes get taken advantage of by bigger sites with more power. Did this recently happen to us? Yeah, it kinda did, maybe not intentionally but nevertheless it did. But I chose not to get …

Read More »

12 book series to binge read during the holidays

sookie stackhouse books

With the paucity of new releases this month, we thought we'd toss out a list of some of our favorite book series that may have flown under your radar over the years. Because what bibliophile doesn't love a nice, meaty saga you can really sink your chops into, especially with the days growing short and the weather getting colder?

Read More »

The 10 most spiritual Stephen King books


To the degree that almost all of King's works, to some extent or other, are about redemption and transcending evil, adversity and death, they are all spiritual. But the following books are the ones where we think the spirituality and mysticism come through in the most effective and entertaining ways.

Read More »

Follow the breadcrumbs to the frightening ‘Gretel and the Dark’

gretel and the dark cover detail

Eliza Granville’s 'Gretel and the Dark' combines magical realism and historical fiction to offer a unique perspective on the Holocaust. Granville weaves fairy tale motifs in with two narratives from different time periods, and the actions in one storyline invariable echo in the other. On the whole, the novel is a brilliant debut by a talented writer. 'Gretel and the Dark' is a frightening but ultimately uplifting modern fairy tale.

Read More »

‘How We Got to Now’ is a fascinating intersection between science, history and sociology


This book is truly fascinating and a must read for all who enjoy studying the intersection where science, history, and sociology cross. Johnson is a highly accomplished tangential thinker and is very adept at delineating the indirect, non-linear cause and effect.

Read More »