Bionic Book Worm

Book reviews, Top 5 Tuesday, recommendations and more


Historical Fiction

Burial Rites

BURIAL RITES Written by Hannah Kent Published by Little Brown, September 10, 2013 My star rating: 2 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Set against Iceland's stark landscape, Hannah Kent brings to vivid life the story of Agnes, who, charged with the brutal... Continue Reading →


The Song of Achilles

THE SONG OF ACHILLES Written by Madeline Miller Published by Harper Collins, March 6, 2012 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of... Continue Reading →

My Lady Jane

MY LADY JANE Written by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows Published by Harper Teen, June 7, 2016 My star rating: 5 million stars!!! THE SYNOPSIS: Edward (long live the king) is the King of England. He’s also dying,... Continue Reading →

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue

THE GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE Written by Mackenzie Lee Published by Katherine Tegen Books, June 27, 2017 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Henry “Monty” Montague was born and bred to be a gentleman, but he was... Continue Reading →

Gunslinger Girl

GUNSLINGER GIRL Written by Lyndsay Ely Published by Little Brown, January 2, 2018 My star rating: 3.75 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Seventeen-year-old Serendipity "Pity" Jones inherited two things from her mother: a pair of six shooters and perfect aim. She's been... Continue Reading →

The Bear And The Nightingale

THE BEAR AND THE NIGHTINGALE Written by Katherine Arden Published by Del Rey Books, January 10, 2017 My star rating: 4 stars THE SYNOPSIS: At the edge of the Russian wilderness, winter lasts most of the year and the snowdrifts... Continue Reading →

Rainy Day Reads

It rained here. All weekend long. Normally I don't have a problem with rain. I usually love it because it gives me a reason to hang out and read all day. But this weekend we had to cancel our plans... Continue Reading →


INVICTUS Written by Ryan Graudin Published by Little Brown, September 26, 2017 My star rating: 4.25 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Farway Gaius McCarthy was born outside of time. The son of a time-traveling Recorder from 2354 AD and a gladiator living... Continue Reading →

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid Published by Simon & Schuster Canada, June 13, 2017 My star rating: 4.5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and... Continue Reading →

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