recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 15+

Review: Black Sand

Review: Black Sand

Black Sand by John Edgar Evans It’s 1973 and in the sleepy, close-knit English community where Detective Chief Inspector Edgar Sparrow makes his living, he spends more time behind a desk smoking his pipe than he does on the beat. The small station that houses […]

Recommendation: The Carrie Diaries

Recommendation: The Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell “ In life, there are only four kinds of girls: The girl who played with fire. The girl who opened Pandora’s Box. The girl who gave Adam the apple. And the girl whose best friend stole her boyfriend. ” […]

Review: Small Great Things

Review: Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult ” I fold my arms and stare down at the newborn.  Babies are such blank slates. they don’t come into this world with the assumptions their parents have made, or the promises their church will give, or the ability […]

Recommendation: A Court Of Thorns And Roses

Recommendation: A Court Of Thorns And Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas ” Be glad of your human heart, Feyre. Pity those who don’t feel anything at all. ” Feyre knows nothing but survival. Since the financial collapse of her family’s fortune and livelihood, she has had […]

Recommendation: Along Came A Spider

Recommendation: Along Came A Spider

Along Came a Spider by James Patterson ” One of the techies handed me a report to sign as I left the Sanders house.  I signed it my usual way — with a †. Cross.  Tough guy from the tough part of town. Right. “ I […]

Recommendation: Weekend In Paris

Recommendation: Weekend In Paris

Weekend In Paris by Robyn Sisman ” People can be so frightened of failing that they do nothing, or choose something so dull they have no chance of shining. “ Not every book is meant to be meaty and award-winning, like the classic War & Peace. Not […]

Review: Kill All Happies

Review: Kill All Happies

Kill All Happies by Rachel Cohn ” If this party was a mess, it was my mess, and I had it under control.  Mostly under control.  Partly under control.  Not really at all under control. “ Victoria Navarro has just graduated high school and is […]

Recommendation: The Undomestic Goddess

Recommendation: The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella As I sat down to make my recommendation today, I was having a hard time. One goal with this year’s blog is to not repeat authors. That is already proving to be difficult; as I have weekly combed through […]

Recommendation: Postmortem

Recommendation: Postmortem

Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell “ The dead have never bothered me. It’s the living that I fear. ” About six or seven years ago, I borrowed a bunch of books from a friend who had an impressive library. Most of the books that I borrowed, […]

Recommendation: The Little Lady Agency

Recommendation: The Little Lady Agency

The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne ”Gentlemen! No Little Lady in Your Life? Call the Little Lady Agency: Everything organized, from your home to your wardrobe, your social life to you. No funny business or laundry.” I have so many friends who claim they […]