Title Recommendations based on Rebecca Bunch
Heart of Darkness follows Marlow, a riverboat captain, on a voyage into the African Congo at the height of European colonialism. Astounded by the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow becomes obsessed with meeting Kurtz, a famously idealistic and able man stationed farther along the river. What he finally discovers, however, is a horror beyond imagining.
Eve Polastri is a MI5 security officer who has crossed paths with a female assassin she'd been tracking in her own informal investigation. Eve's interest in the mysterious "Villanelle" is both a job and a passion. Eve becomes single-mindedly obsessed with tracking down a woman she both fears and, in a weird way, kind of admires.
Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most.
In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining a Czechoslovak underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris. But when he learns she had good reason to leave, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan.
This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now?.
In New York City in the late 1970's, Grandmaster Flash has taken Shaolin under his wing and promises to show him the secrets of hip-hop, including the "get down," the section of a song with the most infectious beat. Shaolin can spin records, but he doesn't have the words to accompany the music. When he meets Zeke Figuero, a younger kid also from the Bronx, he knows he's found his wordsmith. But can the Get Down Brothers rise to the top?
Heidi Klum hosts a reality series where aspiring fashion designers compete for a chance to break into the industry. Each week, a designer is eliminated from the competition after exhibiting their work in front of a judges' panel.
Freaks and Geeks, set in a suburban high school in the 1980s, is a tale of two groups: the "freaks" and the "geeks." Linsey Weir is caught in the middle, as a star member of the Mathletes at McKinley High School before she started to associate with the "freaks." She sums up her dilemma: "All my new friends think I'm some goody-two-shoes, and all my old friends think I'm throwing my life away. What the hell am I supposed to do?"
Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman are middle school students who spend their days thinking about girls. Yet all they have experienced of it so far is anxiety and fear of their own inadequacies. Nick and Andrew are trying their best to make it through puberty with their sanity intact.
Jesse Custer is a small-town preacher. But that's not the best job for a cynical alcoholic. Jesse believes in God, but his lackluster sermons have trouble attracting much attention in Annville. That is, until he gains the ability to control people with his voice.
Spotlight is the true story of how The Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese—shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.
Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.
Annie's life is a mess. But when she finds out her lifetime best friend is engaged, she simply must serve as Lillian's maid of honor. Though lovelorn and broke, Annie bluffs her way through the expensive and bizarre rituals. With one chance to get it perfect, she'll show Lillian and her bridesmaids just how far you'll go for someone you love.
Chuck tells the story of an "average computer-whiz-next-door" named Chuck, who receives an encoded e-mail from an old college friend now working for the Central Intelligence Agency. The message embeds the only remaining copy of a software program containing the United States' greatest spy secrets into Chuck's brain.