America (The Book) by Jon Stewart

First Published: 18 May 2004 Format: Audiobook Genre: Nonfiction, Satire, History Rating: Find this book on goodreads So-so satire in textbook format; avoid audiobook, try physical instead In America (The Book), Jon Stewart and The Daily Show writing staff offer their insights into our unique system of government, dissecting its institutions, explaining its history and … Continue reading America (The Book) by Jon Stewart

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The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

First published: 1973 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Based on a True Story My Star Rating: BLUF: Good for those who like to know the background of all players and enjoy true crime that reads like a novel. Plot: The Onion Field is a nonfiction account of the kidnappings of Officers Ian Campbell and Karl Hettinger … Continue reading The Onion Field by Joseph Wambaugh

August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

First published: February 1st, 2008 2015 Popsugar RC Category: A Play My Star Rating: BLUF: Play about a self-destructing family. Not convinced? Here is the break down of characters (daughters not in age order) Father – drunk Mother – drug abuser Daughter 1 – not good enough Daughter 2 – control freak Daughter 3 – … Continue reading August: Osage County by Tracy Letts

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

First published: March 1969 2015 Popsugar RC Category: A Banned Book My Star Rating: BLUF: Pass on this classic. Um.. What?I’m not going to lie to you: I had to Google what makes this book so great. I still have no idea why it is popular. Maybe because it was a hit when it came … Continue reading Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

In Odd We Trust by Dean Koontz, Illustrated by Queenie Chan

First published: June 24th, 2008 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Graphic Novel My Star Rating: BLUF: Pass on this... This book is for those already familiar with Odd Thomas, but, even then, the plot is lacking. Plot: This story has your main characters of the first book, Odd Thomas, Stormy Llewellyn (Odd’s girlfriend), Chief Wyatt Porter … Continue reading In Odd We Trust by Dean Koontz, Illustrated by Queenie Chan

The Box: Uncanny Stories, by Richard Matheson

First published: April 1st, 2008 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Book of Short Stories My Star Rating: BLUF: Short stories aren’t my thing, but I enjoyed the twisted humor. Button, Button: Short and sweet [spoiler:instant karma]. I would be happy with a full-length novel on this concept. (Plot: Couple gets a button that, if pushed, would … Continue reading The Box: Uncanny Stories, by Richard Matheson

Soul and Blade (Blood and Bone, #3) by Tara Brown

First published: September 12th, 2015 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Trilogy (The Third) My Star Rating: BLUF: Satisfying wrap up to a trilogy. (Not a standalone.) **I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review** The concept of this series is amazing. Jane Spears, a former spy, assassin, and … Continue reading Soul and Blade (Blood and Bone, #3) by Tara Brown

Movie Game by Michael Ebner

First published: September 15th, 2015 This Version Published: November 15th, 2015 2015 Popsugar RC Category: Book Based Entirely On It's Cover My Star Rating: **I was provided a copy of this book from netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review** To be completely honest, I picked this book primarily based on its cover and because … Continue reading Movie Game by Michael Ebner

Insects by John Koloen

First Published: October 13th, 2015 My Star Rating: BLUF: I really enjoyed certain aspects of this book, but, as a whole, the book didn’t do much for me. **I received this ebook free from storycartel.com in exchange for an honest review** Let’s start with the good.. This is one of the first books I have … Continue reading Insects by John Koloen

The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith

First Published: June 19th, 2014 My Star Rating: BLUF: I'm not a fan of this book, but will likely read the next one anyways. Cormoran Strike and his steady sidekick are back! After solving the Lula Landry case, Strike has become quite famous. On the plus side, the fame has resolved all traces of the … Continue reading The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith