recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 18+

Recommendation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Recommendation: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson With autumn creeping into the periphery and bringing its cooler temperatures, falling leaves, and pumpkin spice lattes, I am personally looking forward to all the reading I’ll get done once October hits. The fall season brings lots […]

Review: All The Dirty Parts

Review: All The Dirty Parts

All the Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler Cole is the boy your friends will warn you about. Handsome and athletic, with just the right amount of artsy thrown in, he’s every teenage girl’s dream — on the surface. But he’s starting to get himself a […]

Review: White Horses

Review: White Horses

White Horses by Alice Hoffman In Alice Hoffman’s spellbinding tale of a strange Southwestern family, the assumed chains of binding ties are challenged and left raw – all before eventually disintegrating into dust that rolls along the California hills. A distant and distrusting father figure, […]

Review: The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris)

Review: The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris)

The Teddy Bear Chronicles (Saved in Paris) by Donnalyn Vojta When Kelly met the roughly handsome and intensely charming Mark, she was impressed with more than just his fancy education and the flashy job that came with a substantial paycheck. Mark Flannery was doting, seemed […]

Recommendation: Say No To Joe?

Recommendation: Say No To Joe?

Say No To Joe? by Lori Foster ” ‘Yes, Joe.” Then she smiled. “Saying yes to Joe Winston — it has to be one of the smartest things I’ve ever done.’ “ About ten years ago I was living in a small town that was […]

Review: Daisy Chains

Review: Daisy Chains

Daisy Chains by Anita Lounsbach ” ‘You need to love and be loved more as you get older, not less.’ “ What makes a family a family? Is it the dysfunction that all groups of blood-related people seem to have in common? The private jokes […]

Recommendation: The Flame And The Flower

Recommendation: The Flame And The Flower

The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss “I have no intention of spending the night in a chair and leaving you the bed.” Credited as being the first “bodice-ripping romance novel” and a modern historical romance, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss’s The Flame and the […]

Review: The Endless Autumn

Review: The Endless Autumn

The Endless Autumn by Annabelle Knight ” Either way, it didn’t matter to her anymore, she felt a new lease of life burn inside her; a thirst for excitement swelled within as she contemplated all the possibilities that lay before her. “ To the outside […]

Review: Big Little Lies

Review: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty “Pirriwee Public School . . . where we live and learn by the sea! Pirriwee Public is a BULLY-FREE ZONE! We do not bully. We do not accept being bullied. We never keep bullying a secret.  We have the […]

Review: All The Missing Girls

Review: All The Missing Girls

All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda “I couldn’t sleep in the house, worrying that there was something I was missing — someone who’d been in my house, possibly out there right now. I came out to the back porch sometime after midnight for the […]