recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

recommendations and reviews for the aspiring reader

Category: Recommendations

Recommendation: Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

Recommendation: Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares

Sage Alexander and the Hall of Nightmares by Steve Copling   Do you remember that evil, cranky looking sun in the old-school Mario video games (if you were born any time after the 1900’s, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about) that was […]

Recommendation: Every Boy’s Got One

Recommendation: Every Boy’s Got One

Every Boy’s Got One by Meg Cabot   So, what’s your weather like? It’s a question I always like to ask this time of year, as most areas begin their transition from winter into spring. Whether the groundhog saw didn’t see his shadow or decided […]

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

Recommendation: The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory   Who doesn’t love a retelling? While this one isn’t a fairy tale, as is all the current biblio-rage, it is a clever and gripping twist on a popular historic subject. The Tudor family and their shenanigans have […]

Recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere

Recommendation: Little Fires Everywhere

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng   This month in my book club, it was my pick. I have been dying to read Little Fires Everywhere going on a year now – seriously – but just haven’t had the time with review work obligations. I really […]

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

Recommendation: The Cruel Prince

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black   I used to never be a reader who gave into the hype and buzz a new book can sometimes bring along with it. But while Instagram has taken book marketing to an entirely different level, some books are […]

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Recommendation: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas   Three years ago I was wandering the bookstore with my husband. Newly pregnant after several years and countless disappointments, we were taking this pregnancy slow. Not long into my first trimester, issues with my body arose and […]

Recommendation: 11-22-63

Recommendation: 11-22-63

11-22-63 by Stephen King   There was a time a couple of years ago when I felt like I never slept. (who am I kidding – I still barely sleep!) Having a newborn who nursed around-the-clock (or close enough to it) meant that Ebooks and […]

Recommendation: My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast

Recommendation: My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast

My Rotten Stepbrother Ruined Beauty and the Beast by Jerry Mahoney   11-year old Maddie watched with equal parts relief and horror as a plague descended upon her home. The sickness was of the love variety, and brought with it a union between her father […]

Recommendation: The Couple Next Door

Recommendation: The Couple Next Door

The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena   Is it true that you never quite know what’s going on behind closed doors? For Anne and Marco Conti, the fact that they do their best to put their best foot forward is not as obvious as […]

Recommendation: Passenger

Recommendation: Passenger

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken Passage, n. i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes. ii. A journey by water; a voyage. iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.   There are some fantasy worlds […]