Misery FI

Misery – Stephen King

Misery is one of Stephen King’s novels that I’ve always considered “canon”—like I mentioned back in this post—basically his better known novels. Many of you have probably seen at least part of the iconic 1990 Kathy Bates/James Caan movie, particularly the famous hobbling scene, which I’ve posted below. (It’s actually very different in the book,…

World War Z FI

World War Z – Max Brooks

I bought this book for my boyfriend several months ago. He loved it, so I thought I would give it a try, despite being rather annoyed at the whole preponderance of the zombie genre (it’s totally not my thing, although I do fully intend to read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies one day, just so…

Cujo FI

Cujo – Stephen King

When I first started getting into Stephen King, Cujo was one of the ones my mom had read and recommended. In my own head I kind of see it as part of a “canon” that consists of books like Pet Sematary, Misery, The Shining, It, Carrie—basically his “well known” novels, or perhaps I should say…

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Midnight – Dean Koontz

I think Midnight is the second Dean Koontz novel I ever read, after Watchers. I’m pretty sure that the copy I read was my dad’s or possibly my stepmom’s; I’m also pretty sure that it’s that same copy that’s now in my possession. Whoops. Yeah, I steal books. Don’t lend me books because you’ll have…

Bossypants FI

Bossypants – Tina Fey

I don’t know about you guys, but I knew absolutely nothing about Tina Fey until she began to portray Sarah Palin on SNL. Then she became a huge thing (and rightly, since she’s hilarious) and everyone loved her, but I never really watched SNL enough (or, later, 30 Rock) to know much about her. But…

Insurgent FI

Insurgent – Veronica Roth

Insurgent is the sequel to Divergent, Veronica Roth’s first novel. There are going to be a heck of a lot of spoilers in this post, so if you haven’t read it, you should do that before reading this review!

Room FI

Room – Emma Donoghue

I’ve been hearing a lot about Room these days. I knew the general idea before I picked it up and knew I wanted to read it, but I wasn’t going to go out of my way to get it. Luckily (or, perhaps, unluckily, since I’ve already spent way too much money there), a Target just…

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The Regulators – Stephen King

The Regulators is the “companion novel” to Desperation, which I posted about last week. Let me just tell you, it was very strange reading them back to back. It’s a mid summer afternoon in Wentworth, Ohio. Poplar Street is your stereotypical suburban block, populated by young families, older couples, and the occasional loner/hermit. The residents…

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Desperation – Stephen King

For my fourth Stephen King book this year, I read Desperation. Thanks to Andrew’s parents, who gave me a very generous Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas, it’s been sitting on my shelf since about January, and I finally took the time to read it! Desperation begins with Peter and Mary Jackson, who are…

Plum Island

Plum Island – Nelson DeMille

I’ve read a few books by Nelson DeMille before. My favorite is Cathedral, which I really wish I had thought to reread around St. Patrick’s Day, because it’s about the IRA taking over St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC on St. Patrick’s Day, but I forgot. Another is Nightfall, which centers around TWA Flight 800, which…

The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 3: The Horse and His Boy

The Horse and His Boy is the third installment in the Narnia series by C. S. Lewis. It takes place during Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy’s reign in Narnia—but actually has very little to actually do with Narnia until the end. Shasta, the son of a poor Calormene fisherman, one day overhears his father, Arsheesh,…

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

Let me just say that while I knew what I was getting into regarding the length of this book, I had very little clue as to what the book was actually about. I knew about the “immortal query” of “Who is John Galt?” and that someone had said he would “stop the motor of the…

Bedbugs – Ben H. Winters

I won Bedbugs in a giveaway over at Reflections of a Book Addict. I actually wasn’t the original winner, but the original winner never claimed their prize, and I was the next person picked! Bedbugs is the story of Susan, Alex, and Emma Wendt. When they find their dream apartment in Brooklyn, New York, they…

The Running Man – Stephen King

Continuing with my post-apocalyptic phase, we have The Running Man, by Stephen King. The year is about 2025. Mankind has pretty much polluted the earth to within an inch of its life, and the gap between the rich and the poor has grown to enormous proportions. The Free-Vee reigns supreme as pretty much the only…

Firestarter – Stephen King

As is true with many of my books, I bought Firestarter at South Station on my way home from college. I don’t remember when, just that it was long enough ago that I didn’t remember much of the plot from the first time I read it. Firestarter is the story of Charlene “Charlie” McGee, whose…