The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite

  I'll admit, the inner emo kid within me was what initially drew me to this graphic novel. Gerard Way, front man of My Chemical Romance, is a creative guy and I thought his creativity would lend itself well to a graphic novel. While the opening was a bit confusing, as you're thrown right into … Continue reading The Umbrella Academy, Vol. 1: The Apocalypse Suite

Post Office by Charles Bukowski

This was my first Bukowski novel and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The protagonist, Henry Chinaski, is a downtrodden working man who has his sights set on booze, women and surviving his work day. When I read the synopsis on the back of the book, the feminist in me rolled her … Continue reading Post Office by Charles Bukowski

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

I've been hearing so much hype around this trilogy that I had to check it out. I don't tend to gravitate towards fantasy novels in general but wanted to give this one a shot. The story enveloped me from the first chapter. There was enough mystery and wonder to compel the reader to want to … Continue reading A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab