recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Recommendations

Recommendation – The Girl on the Train

Recommendation – The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins   There are books in every library that are bought or brought home simply because they are “that book everyone is talking about.” The Girl on the Train was one of those books for me; I’d never heard of […]

Recommendation: Crazy Rich Asians

Recommendation: Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians By Kevin Kwan   Rachel Chu is a Stanford-educated economics professor at NYU who loves spending her weekends browsing shops along the cluttered New York sidewalks and grabbing a coffee with her pop-star-handsome boyfriend, Nicholas. They spend Friday nights in bed, laptops […]

Recommendation: The Fountain

Recommendation: The Fountain

The Fountain by Suzy Vadori   I’ve been reading since I was a young child and as a result, I’ve blown through thousands of books in my nearly 36 years. There are a precious few that I always seem to go back to, there are […]

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 […]

Recommendation: Beautiful Creatures

Recommendation: Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl & Kami Garcia   ” ‘Mortals. I envy you. You think you can change things. Stop the universe. Undo what was done long before you came along. You are such beautiful creatures.’ “   Casters. Light or Dark. Good or […]

Recommendation: Race the Night

Recommendation: Race the Night

Race the Night by Kirsten Hubbard ” The space between them doesn’t matter as long as they exist. “   Eider lives in a state of total, yet quiet confusion. Ever since the rattlesnake bite things haven’t been the same. And even before then, things […]

Recommendation: Where the Heart is

Recommendation: Where the Heart is

Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts “Home gives you something no other place can . . . your history . . . home is where your history begins.”    There are a few books and authors that I’ve read over the last twenty-five years […]

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, […]