recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 15+

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Review: Carnegie’s Maid

Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict    Arriving on the pungent and crowded dock after a tumultuous voyage across the sea, Clara Kelley was happy to finally see the land she’d dreamed so much of. An immigrant from Ireland to America, she came to this new […]

Review: This is Not a Love Letter

Review: This is Not a Love Letter

The is Not a Love Letter by Kim Purcell   As an avid reader, I look for a lot of things in the novels that I choose to spend my time with. Reading is not merely a job for me, it is a way of […]

Recommendation: China Rich Girlfriend

Recommendation: China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend by Kevin Kwan ” If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. “ — Dorothy Parker   Happy New Year, friends! My first recommendation of the new year is the second […]

Recommendation: Murder on the Orient Express

Recommendation: Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie   There are few authors who have been elevated to the level of “master” of their craft. A select few have been able to write novels and short stories that are famously timeless, reaching new readers across […]

Review: A List of Cages

Review: A List of Cages

A List of Cages by Robin Roe   ” Hate ricochets, but kindness does too. “   Adam Blake is the boy that all girls dream of being with and all boys dream of being. He’s handsome in that wonderfully unassuming way that so few […]

Review: A Secret History of Witches

Review: A Secret History of Witches

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan   It was a night shrouded in dense clouds in the year 1821 when the grizzled and gray Ursule Orchiére realized that her family was not safe. Urging her granddaughters and their husbands along a gritty path […]

Recommendation: Small Gods

Recommendation: Small Gods

Small Gods by Terry Pratchett “Time is a drug. Too much of it kills you.” ** This particular blog post is being hosted by my husband, an avid reader and supreme lover of Terry Pratchett. Any and all content is in his own words and […]

Recommendation: Beautiful Creatures

Recommendation: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia   ” ‘Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures.’ “   Casters. Light or Dark. Good or […]

Recommendation: Where the Heart is

Recommendation: Where the Heart is

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts “Home gives you something no other place can . . . your history . . . home is where your history begins.”    There are a few books and authors that I’ve read over the last twenty-five years […]

Review: She, Myself, and I

Review: She, Myself, and I

She, Myself, and I by Emma Young Having to watch a child’s life transition from one of never-ending promise and light into the creeping and unrelenting darkness of shadows is the very skeleton that worst nightmares are made of. Desperation has sent a London family […]