the nightingale a review

The Nightingale Always Sings

Title: "The Nightingale" Author: Kristin Hannah Genre: Historical Fiction Quotation: “If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” Kristin Hannah's historical fiction novel "The Nightingale" follows two sisters as their lives are …

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“Room”: A Review

Title: Room Author: Emma Donoghue Genre: Novel Quotation: "Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing.”   Would recommend to: anyone who needs to be inspired. Jack only knows of the room. He only knows the four walls that keep him inside, the handful of possessions him and his mother own, and the man, Old Nick, that …

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The Circle: A Review

Title: The Circle Author: Dave Eggers Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia Quotation: “This was a new skill she'd acquired, the ability to look, to the outside world, utterly serene and even cheerful, while, in her skull, all was chaos.”  Would recommend to: anyone who questions the role social media plays in our lives.   An all knowing, all powerful global corporation …

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The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.: A Review

Title: The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. Author: Adelle Waldman Genre: Fiction Quotation: "Dating is probably the most fraught human interaction there is." Would recommend to: anyone dealing with a break-up looking for perspective. “I feel like you want to think what you're feeling is really deep, like some seriously profound existential shit. But to me, it looks like …

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Not That Kind of Girl: A Review

Title: Not That Kind of Girl Author: Lena Dunham Genre: Memoir Quotation: “You've learned a new rule and it's simple: don't put yourself in situations you'd like to run away from.” Would recommend to: anyone who needs to feel like they aren't alone. Lena Dunham is the creator and writer of Girls, the hit show on HBO that follows the crazy lives of …

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Eleanor & Park: A Review

Title: Eleanor & Park Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: Young Adult Fiction Quotation: “But it’s up to us …’ he said softly. ‘It’s up to us not to lose this.” Would recommend to: anyone who likes John Green novels and out-of-the-box characters. Eleanor & Park features your atypical love story — an overweight, redheaded girl and a skinny Asian boy. Due …

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest:A Review

Title: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Author: Ken Kesey Genre: Fiction Quotation: "Never before did I realize that mental illness could have the aspect of power, power. Think of it: perhaps the more insane a man is, the more powerful he could become." Would recommend to: anyone that loves a classic or is interested in mental health. One Flew …

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Code Name Verity: A Review

Title: Code Name Verity Author: Elizabeth Wein Genre: Young Adult Historical Fiction Quotation: "It's like being in love, discovering your best friend." Would recommend to: any history fan that loves a good twist. The title, much like the book, is allusive in nature but focuses on the book much more than readers will originally believe. Code Name Verity, written …

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Adulting: A Review

Title: Adulting: How to Become a Grown-up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps Author: Kelly Williams Brown Genre: Humor Quotation: “Intentions are nice, but ultimately intentions don't really matter because they only exist inside you.” Would recommend to: anyone making big, adult changes in their life (like buying an apartment) or anyone that doesn't really know how to adult (like at …

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