Review: The Song of the Lark

The Song of the Lark Willa Cather Great Plans Trilogy #2 Synopsis "Perhaps Willa Cather's most autobiographical work, The Song of the Lark charts the story of a young woman's awakening as an artist against the backdrop of the western landscape. Thea Kronborg, an aspiring singer, struggles to escape from the confines her small Colorado … Continue reading Review: The Song of the Lark

Review: Youth

Youth Isaac Asimov Synopsis "First appearing in the May 1952 issue of Space Science Fiction and reprinted in the 1955 collection The Martian Way and Other Stories. Youth is one of the rare Asimov stories with alien characters." -Goodreads Review Prior to stumbling upon this story on my Serial Reader app, I had never heard … Continue reading Review: Youth

Review: The Art of War

The Art of War Sun Tzu Synopsis "Twenty-Five Hundred years ago, Sun Tzu wrote this classic book of military strategy based on Chinese warfare and military thought. Since that time, all levels of military have used the teaching on Sun Tzu to warfare and civilization have adapted these teachings for use in politics, business and … Continue reading Review: The Art of War

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button F. Scott Fitzgerald "Today, F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America's most gifted story writers. "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a witty and fantastical satire about aging, is one of his most … Continue reading The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

A Little Princess

A Little Princess Frances Hodgson Burnett "Sara Crewe's young but doting father sends her to a London boarding school when she is seven. On her eleventh birthday, her life of luxury comes to an abrupt end when she receives news that her father has died, shortly after losing his entire fortune. The school-mistress turns Sara into … Continue reading A Little Princess

Anthem

Anthem Ayn Rand "Anthem has long been hailed as one of Ayn Rand's classic novels, and a clear predecessor to her later masterpieces, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. In Anthem, Rand examines a frightening future in which individuals have no name, no independence, and no values. Equality 7-2521 lives in the dark ages of the … Continue reading Anthem

The Time Machine

The Time Machine H.G. Wells "I’ve had a most amazing time....” So begins the Time Traveller’s astonishing firsthand account of his journey 800,000 years beyond his own era—and the story that launched H.G. Wells’s successful career and earned him his reputation as the father of science fiction. With a speculative leap that still fires the … Continue reading The Time Machine