fantasy · Feminism · Fiction · young adult

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Daughter of immortals. Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may… Continue reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

Adult · Fiction · Uncategorized

Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage’s best books of the year An instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage is the remarkable story of a young man haunted… Continue reading Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

Feminism · Fiction · Historical Fiction · young adult

The Defiant by Lesley Livingston

The darling of the Roman Empire is in for the fight of her life. Be brave, gladiatrix… And be wary. Once you win Caesar’s love, you’ll earn his enemies’ hate. Fallon was warned. Now she is about to pay the price for winning the love of the Roman people as Caesar’s victorious gladiatrix. In this… Continue reading The Defiant by Lesley Livingston

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

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

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

contemporary · Fiction · Mystery · young adult

Turtles all the way Down by John Green

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is… Continue reading Turtles all the way Down by John Green