recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Historical

Recommendation: Little Women

Recommendation: Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  “Once upon a time, there were four girls, who had enough to eat and drink and wear, a good many comforts and pleasures, kind friends and parents who loved them dearly, and yet they were not contented. “ Hearing […]

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 […]

Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Recommendation: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs “I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.” Happy Summer! We get lots of reading done in the hot […]

Review: Scoundrel In Disguise

Review: Scoundrel In Disguise

Scoundrel In Disguise by Shaela Kay “ Sarah waved her hand impatiently in the air. ‘There is no such thing. None of the men I have discouraged are truly in love with me, and I am not in love with any of them.’ Amused, Rex […]

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: A Discovery of Witches

Recommendation: A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ” It begins with absence and desire.  It begins with blood and fear.  It begins with a discovery of witches. “ I usually seem to have the luck to stumble upon serial books at the end,  when all of […]

Review: Rhett Butler’s People

Review: Rhett Butler’s People

Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig “He was alone; he would always be alone. Rhett could endure being unloved. He could not live without loving.”  There are few books that I read that pull me in and keep me a willing prisoner. Few books can […]

Recommendation: The Nightingale

Recommendation: The Nightingale

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah “If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are. Today’s young people want to know everything about […]

Review: The Red Queen

Review: The Red Queen

The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory “My life comes down to this: a court that has forgotten me, a husband who mocks me, a son who has no use for me, and a God who has gone silent. It is no comfort to me that […]