Mini-Reviews: The 5 Best Novels I’ve Read This Year (So Far!)

Do you ever have so many books that you want to talk about that you can’t figure out which one to write a post on? Enter the mini-review, my favorite cop-out that I actually find more enjoyable to read and write than full-length reviews!

I was planning to list my favorite books I’d read since January 2019, but I couldn’t narrow it down. So after excluding non-fiction and kid lit because I felt as if I were comparing apples to oranges, I came up with a list of the 5 best novels I’ve stumbled across this year.

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Book Review: Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

I’m terrible at watching movies. When I was little, I’d watch the same Zoboomafoo episodes on VHS over and over instead of normal childhood movies like The Little Mermaid. The result is that it’s only in the last few years that I’ve finally seen Star Wars, Finding Nemo, and The Princess Bride.

Jurassic Park is another one of those movies that everyone’s seen except for me. One of my good friends is a huge fan of it, and when I was at her house recently, she pressed a battered copy of the novel into my hands, assuring my sister and I that we’d love it. When she asked me if I did a few days ago, I had to be very diplomatic with my answer. But more on that later.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Watch The Longest Day this D-Day

As you may know, today, June 5, is Barricade Day. I’m sure that many of us will watch Les Miserables and cry accordingly.

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If you’re still in the mood for commemorating a historical event with a long, epic movie featuring amazing characters… why not watch The Longest Day tomorrow?

Made in 1962, The Longest Day covers (almost) every aspect of June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day–or Operation Overlord, or the Allied invasion of Normandy, depending on how descriptive you want to get. Here’s 6 reasons why you should watch The Longest Day this June 6.

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Movie Review: PT-109

Who doesn’t love a good World War II movie? Despite its flaws, PT-109 is just that: an action-packed tale of courage and loyalty in the Pacific War.

This 1963 film follows the adventures of John “Jack” F. Kennedy, a young skipper who negotiates his way into active duty during the Pacific War. Despite his doubtful crew and cantankerous commander, Kennedy gets an old boat in ship-shape within a week. The boat, PT-109, is sent on a mission to rescue American soldiers trapped on a Japanese-held island. When the PT-109 is destroyed, Kennedy and the rest of his crew must keep their wits about them to survive and escape.

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Cliff Robertson as JFK in PT-109. x

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