recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Age Group 18+

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 […]

Recommendation: Outlander

Recommendation: Outlander

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon “ Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone, I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One. I give ye my Spirit, ’til our Life shall be Done. ”  The Second World War is at […]

Recommendation: Wicked

Recommendation: Wicked

Wicked The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire “ ‘I shall pray for your soul,’ promised Nessarose. ‘I shall wait for your shoes,’ Elphie answered. “ Most everyone has heard of the Tony Award-winning musical, Wicked. It is […]

Review: The Heiresses

Review: The Heiresses

The Heiresses by Sara Shepard ” The girls were the future of Saybrook’s Diamonds, and they had to act accordingly. They were to live their lives with the utmost decorum, smile for the cameras, speak several languages, hold many degrees, cultivate the art of conversation, […]

Review: Orange Is The New Black

Review: Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black My Year In A Women’s Prison by Piper Kerman ” As Nina headed down the hill to the FCI, I felt a real sense of loss. She was the first real friend I had made, and I wouldn’t have any contact […]

Recommendation: The Martian

Recommendation: The Martian

The Martian by Andy Weir “Yes, of course duct tape works in a near-vacuum. Duct tape works anywhere. Duct tape is magic and should be worshiped.” I just love it when the underdog wins. Some might not consider Andy Weir, author of the bestselling novel […]