contemporary · Romance · young adult

Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Adorkable (ah-dor-kuh-bul): Descriptive term meaning to be equal parts dorky and adorable. For reference, see Sally Spitz.  Seventeen-year-old Sally Spitz is done with dating. Or at least, she’s done with the horrible blind dates/hookups/sneak attacks her matchmaking bestie, Hooker, sets her up on. There’s only so much one geek girl and Gryffindor supporter can take. … Continue reading Adorkable by Cookie O’Gorman

Animals · Children's · fantasy · Fiction

The Wonderling by Mira Bartok

Have you been unexpectedly burdened by a recently orphaned or unclaimed creature? Worry not! We have just the solution for you! Welcome to the Home for Wayward and Misbegotten Creatures, an institution run by evil Miss Carbunkle, a cunning villainess who believes her terrified young charges exist only to serve and suffer. Part animal and… Continue reading The Wonderling by Mira Bartok

Autobiography

Book: My Autobiography by John Agard

Genre: History/Autobiography Pages: 135 Rating: 5/5 Stars First Line: “My name is Book and I’ll tell you the story of my life.” Oh man, you guys. I read in a book I finished yesterday (which I will review later because I finished it and went straight into this one instead of into a review) that one of an artist’s… Continue reading Book: My Autobiography by John Agard

Classics · Fiction · young adult

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Everyone’s favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over. (Goodreads) Genre: Fiction/Young Adult/Classics Pages: 320 (but I listened… Continue reading Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Nonfiction · Poetry · Romance

All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson

Here starts the journey Every day for the past six years, Tyler Knott Gregson has written a simple haiku about love, and posted it online. These heartfelt poems have attracted a large and loyal following around the world. This highly anticipated follow-up to Chasers of the Light, presents Tyler’s favorites, some previously unpublished, accompanied by his signature photographs, which capture the rich texture of daily life. This vibrant collection reveals… Continue reading All the Words are Yours: Haiku on Love by Tyler Knott Gregson

fantasy · Fiction · young adult

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford’s Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the… Continue reading The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman