recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Recommendations

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 […]

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 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: Girl Online

Recommendation: Girl Online

Girl Online by Zoe Sugg ” And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we’re something we’re not. “ ** This particular blog post is being hosted by my 14-year old daughter. Any and all […]

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, […]

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 Baby-sitters Club

Recommendation: The Baby-sitters Club

The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novel by Raina Telgemeier original series by Ann M. Martin The fact that I am recommending this series makes me smile — right from the inside out. As a child, books defined my days. They were an escape from a reality […]

Recommendation: The Princess, The Scoundrel, And The Farm Boy

Recommendation: The Princess, The Scoundrel, And The Farm Boy

The Princess, the Scoundrel, and the Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken If your son is anything like mine, it is almost impossible to get him to read outside of his allotted “required reading” for school. The summer has always been a struggle for me as […]

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 […]

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 […]