recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 15+

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 […]

Recommendation: The Handmaid’s Tale

Recommendation: The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood ” We learned to whisper almost without sound. In the semidarkness we could stretch out our arms, when the Aunts weren’t looking, and touch each other’s hands across space. We learned to lipread, our heads flat on the beds, […]