Book of The Month Book Reviews

Book of the Month Reviews: Spring 2018

APR: The Oracle Year by Charles Soule The Oracle Year is a Sci-Fi book that reminds me a little bit of Dark Matter. It follows Will Dando, a musician who suddenly receives hundreds of predictions from the future in a dream. With the help of his friend, he sets up a website (known as “the Site”) and lists some of these predictions, all of which come true. The site goes viral and ends up influencing a number of world events and international politics. The book has quite a few characters and narrators (Will and his friends, the president of the United States, a preacher, a journalist…). At first I didn’t really understand why there were so many unnecessary characters but …

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Book of the Month Reviews: Winter 2018

Okay guys, I think I can actually handle these quarterly mini-reviews! Definitely more doable than monthly ones ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are the three books I received for the first quarter of this year from Book of the Month! JAN: As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner This isn’t usually the genre of book I’d normally get (which would be chick thrillers I guess) but this was set in Philadelphia so I was intrigued! It also had really great reviews. The cover of the book is of the Logan Square fountain which is pretty cool. The story is set in the early 20th century (1918) and follows a family of 3 sisters and their parents as they move from Quakertown to Philadelphia …

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BOTM Review: American War by Omar El Akkad ๐Ÿ“–

I’ve been SO bad with reading lately…just finishing up this book, which I got in April! The premise of this book really intrigued me. Its set in a future dystopian version of America, where the North and South are fighting a second Civil War spurred by the South’s desire to continue using now-banned fossil fuels while the rest of the country uses solar energy. Aside from the story of the main character, which I’ll get to below, there’s a lot of interesting re-imaginings of how the country will look like in these years. There’s a map in the beginning of the book (I’ve included it to the left) which gives you a look at the current borders. The secessionist “Free …

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