Up in the Air by Walter Kirn

6/10 I'll make a confession: I saw the movie first. I'd never seen the 2009 Academy Award nominee, and didn't have a clue that it was based off of a book at all. I did enjoy the movie, but more on that in a minute; first, let's discuss Kirn's work. The premise of Up in the …

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The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

10/10 I actually read this book a few years ago, but I skimmed it again before going to see the movie that came out not too long ago, so I thought I'd finally review it here. For those unfamiliar with Walls' memoir, know that it is a doozy. Walls, now a well-known journalist, tells the …

The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community Swim and Racquet Club the Summer Before Last by Peter L. Harmon

8/10 This was a surprisingly good read, although it was short. The title might be longer than the book itself, but the story is sweet and perfect for summer. The plot revolves around the diverse cast of misfits who are working and swimming at the Yellow County Swim and Racquet Club, as they struggle to …