Post-Apocalyptic

Station Eleven (Emily St John Mandel)

Station Eleven (2014) Emily St John Mandel ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Summary: Station Eleven is a post-apocalyptic story about humanity’s collapse from a new strain of swine flu, and a collection of people who are all interconnected without knowing it. It follows the moments right before collapse up to twenty years after in a new world with…… Continue reading Station Eleven (Emily St John Mandel)

Dystopian

Nostalgia (MG Vassanji)

Nostalgia (2016) MG Vassanji ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Summary: Nostalgia is about a future where people can live longer lives and re-construct their memories to form new lives with new bodies. Frank is a doctor who specializes in integrating these new memories and helping people whose memories have cracked, allowing old memories to resurface and causing stress…… Continue reading Nostalgia (MG Vassanji)

Memoir

The Memory Palace (Mira Bartok)

The Memory Palace (2011) Mira Bartok ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Summary: The Memory Palace is a gentle memoir about a mother’s struggle with schizophrenia and subsequent homelessness, and a daughter’s struggle with boundaries. Alongside this discussion of mental illness and the parent-child relationship, Mira discusses her journey through art and freedom. My Thoughts: I personally really enjoyed…… Continue reading The Memory Palace (Mira Bartok)

Drama · Gothic

My Sweet Audrina (VC Andrews)

My Sweet Audrina (1982) VC Andrews ⭐️⭐️⭐️ ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Summary: My Sweet Audrina is a book about a young girl who is struggling with her feelings of competition with her perfect and dead older sister. It follows her childhood in a wildly dysfunctional house as she tries to remember her past, figure out her lost memories,…… Continue reading My Sweet Audrina (VC Andrews)

Post-Apocalyptic

The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

The Road (2006) Cormac McCarthy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Summary: The Road is a novel about a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has faded. One man and his son are traveling the lonely and dangerous road in search of salvation or … anything. It explores both the best and worst of humanity all at once in a very…… Continue reading The Road (Cormac McCarthy)

Drama · Gothic

Petals on the Wind (VC Andrews)

Petals on the Wind (1980) Dollanganger Series #2 VC Andrews ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ _________________________________________________________________ Summary: Petals on the Wind is a book about relentless revenge and soap-opera-level drama. Cathy, Chris, and Carrie have escaped the attic and are now struggling to live life. Chris is desperate to be with Cathy, Cathy is desperate to exact her revenge…… Continue reading Petals on the Wind (VC Andrews)

Drama · Gothic

Flowers in the Attic (VC Andrews)

Flowers in the Attic (1979) Dollanganger Series #1 VC Andrews 5 / 5 Stars _________________________________________________________________ Summary: Flowers in the Attic is a captivating novel about coming-of-age while in terrible circumstances. Four siblings (Chris, Cathy, Carrie, and Cory) are living in their grandparents’ attic, hidden from the world, waiting for their grandfather to die so their…… Continue reading Flowers in the Attic (VC Andrews)