A book you haven’t read since high school

“Geez! Whatever happened to the nice grandmothers, who bake brownies for you and tell you how precious you are? It’s just my luck I get one who has tattooed eyeliner and tells me I look like a hooker.” The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot Star rating: ★★★★ ☆ 4/5 stars Summary: 14 year old FreshmanContinue reading “A book you haven’t read since high school”

A book that takes place on an island

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess Star rating: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars Summary: In an alternate Victorian England where monsters have ravaged the land, Henrietta is called upon as the chosen one to save everyone. Despite having magical fire powers she becomes more and more convinced everyone is mistaken about her. Reasons for pickingContinue reading “A book that takes place on an island”

A book about a culture you are unfamiliar with

“You’re never free in a house, you’re in prison. You’re always trying to keep everyone happy. When you go out your door, you don’t know whether your neighbour will be civil or not.” Nan: The Life of an Irish Travelling Woman by Sharon Gmelch Star rating: ★★★ ☆☆ 3/5 stars Summary: Nan is the storyContinue reading “A book about a culture you are unfamiliar with”

A book that is published in 2016

“Handing Jack the book, I curled into a corner with my coffee and stared at the steadily darkening countryside outside the window. The sunset this evening wasn’t even pretty, which I thought was unfair. The least our universe could offer, as we sped off to defend it, was something pretty to look at.” Less ThanContinue reading “A book that is published in 2016”

A book written by a comedian

“When you are pregnant you can get away with a lot of shit. Women really are at their most dangerous during this time. Your hormones are telling you that you are strong and sexy, everyone is scared of you, and you have a built-in sidekick who might come out at any minute. There should beContinue reading “A book written by a comedian”