Category: Literature

Rory Gilmore’s Guidebooks

Three of the most iconic books that Rory Gilmore reads in Gilmore Girls With fall just beginning, there is no better time for your annual Gilmore Girls rewatch. Rory, Lorelai, and all the residents of Stars Hollow provide the perfect backdrop for all things fall. Gilmore Girls isn’t complete without one of the most popular […]

Liz Keating '24

Tik-Talking About Books

How “BookTok” Made Reading Cool Again The power of TikTok has no bounds. Over the past year, TikTok users have created their own book club, full of recommendations and excerpts all to entice viewers to read their own favorite books. The hashtag #booktok has over 73.9 billion views, with that number rising by the second. […]

Liz Keating '24

The Staying Power of Superpowers

The Staying Power of Superpowers Douglas Wolk’s All of the Marvels Madison Palmieri ’22 For those uninitiated into the world of Marvel, it may seem rather daunting. With over 27,000 comics, 60 films, and 100 television shows—which feature multiple versions of the same characters, often in seemingly contradictory situations—it can be hard for a prospective […]

Jack Downey '23

Book Review: Soft Apocalypse

Book Review: Soft Apocalypse What If the World Ends Not With a Bang, But a Whimper? Madison Palmieri ’22 The word apocalypse typically has connotations of violent, fiery chaos that erupts all at once, wreaking havoc on a modern world and forcing its inhabitants into a new, alien reality. Indeed, this is the basic premise […]

Jack Downey '23

Like a True Sociopath

Like a True Sociopath Book Review: Confessions of a Sociopath By Tully Mahoney ’23 Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E. Thomas is an eye-opening book that sheds light on the reality of sociopathy from the perspective of a clinically-diagnosed sociopath.  Hollywood often depicts sociopaths as stone-cold killers who lack the ability to blend into society. […]

Jack Downey '23

Book Review: One Second After

Book Review: One Second After The Power of History in the Absence of Electrical Power Madison Palmieri ’22 While some apocalyptic fiction novels are set in a near, nightmarish future or one even more remote, oftentimes, the most frightening and therefore impactful works in this genre take place in the present day. William Forstchen’s One […]

Jack Downey '23

Family Loyalty and Medical Ethics

Family Loyalty and Medical Ethics A Review of My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Tully Mahoney ’23 My Sister’s Keeper, by Jodi Picoult, is an all-consuming, heart-wrenching novel about Kate, a girl diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia at two years old, and her sister Anna, who was born to be Kate’s organ donor. […]

Jack Downey '23