recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 15+

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, […]

Recommendation: A Game of Thrones

Recommendation: A Game of Thrones

A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin The fandom surrounding A Game of Thrones is the stuff that legends are made of. Millions of people around the world have turned their heads towards Westeros and its game of betrayal, deviant and taboo behavior, […]

Review: Girl in Snow

Review: Girl in Snow

Girl in Snow by Danya Kukafka Lucinda Hayes was a beautiful, popular girl. Blonde and in possession of a perfectly toned and tanned body, she spent her days babysitting little Ollie down the street or stretching her legs into first and fifth position in ballet […]

Recommendation: Wildcatters

Recommendation: Wildcatters

Wildcatters: The True Story of How Conspiracy, Greed, and the IRS Almost Destroyed a Legendary Texas Oil Family by Charles Moncrief ” This is a true story. It’s an examination of how life can irreversibly change. One day, you’re living in peace, and then you’re […]

Recommendation: The Help

Recommendation: The Help

The Help by Kathryn Stockett “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” Some books are worth reading even if you see the movie — and Kathryn Stockett’s raw and real telling of The Help is one of them. In it’s essence, The Help […]

Review: Watch Me Disappear

Review: Watch Me Disappear

Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown ” Leave, and they’ll hate you.  Die, and they’ll love you forever. “ At a cursory glance, the Flanagan family is a typical Californian unit: a techie Dad with cool hair, a beautiful and athletic mother, and a mature […]

Recommendation: The Count Of Monte Cristo

Recommendation: The Count Of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas “ All human wisdom is contained in these two words – Wait and Hope ” For a lot of aspiring readers, picking up one of the numerous tomes deemed “classic” can be a daunting task. From school […]