recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Comedy

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 […]

Review: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement)

Review: The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement)

The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding (A Fiendish Arrangement) by Alexandra Bracken Prosperity Redding was not only cursed with a terrible name, he was unfortunately dubbed the black sheep of the family almost from birth. Steadily standing in the shadow of his vivacious twin sister Prue, […]

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: 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: 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 […]

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: Something Blue

Recommendation: Something Blue

Something Blue by Emily Giffin ” I ripped out a page and wrote: “Steps to Becoming a Better Darcy.” I thought for a second, replaying Ethan’s speech. Then I wrote: 1. Go to an ob-gyn in London and prepare for motherhood! 2. Be more healthy, […]

Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams ” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book. It has been complied and recompiled many times over many years and under many different editorships. It contains contributions from countless numbers of travelers […]

Review: Certain Girls

Review: Certain Girls

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner ”  Peter had talked me out of it. “It’s one quarter of seventh grade,” he’d argued. “All she needs is time.” Time, I thought now. I sipped my drink and shoved the worries away. I’ve gotten good at that. At […]

Recommendation: Size 12 Is Not Fat

Recommendation: Size 12 Is Not Fat

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot “Less Than Zero looks relieved. “Good,” she says. “Well, I guess I better go and find a store that actually carries my size.” “Yeah,” I say, wanting to suggest Gap Kids, but restraining myself. Because it isn’t […]