Leap Day by Wendy Mass
My friend recommended this to me when I went and visited her at Thanksgiving. I needed another book to read and it was available as a ebook from the library so I thought I would give it a shot.
this book follows one day in the life of Josie who is a “leaper”(not to be confused with a leper) which means she was born on Feb 29th. Thus we follow her on her 16th birthday and all that ensues. Continue reading “(76) Leap Day // Bookish Blurb”
Among Others by Jo Walton
I guess you would call this book fantastical realism or something like that?
It’s hard to explain this book which explains why it was not what I expected. Basically, this book follows the life of Morwenna (Mo) in Wales (and England). She ran away from her mom and ended up with her dad who sends her to a boarding school. But also there are fairies (that you can only see if you believe in them) who (sometimes) talk to her and she is able to use magic (maybe?) and her mom did something bad that ended up killing her twin sister and leaving her crippled. Continue reading “(67) Among Others // Bookish Blurb”
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
I think this book just got reprinted (it was first published in 1948) and I saw it in a bookstore with a cute cover (not the one pictured above) so I wanted to read it. Also this is the author who wrote 101 Dalmations. And JK Rowling has a quote on the cover. So I picked it up. Continue reading “(50) I Capture the Castle // Bookish Blurb”
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
Somehow I have gone through life thus far having never read a Judy Blume book. It felt like high time to remedy that.
In this book we follow a host of characters centered around the town of Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1952 when a plane crashes and their lives rapidly evolve.
For the most part our main character is Miri, the daughter of a single mother, just at the cusp of becoming an ‘adult’. Continue reading “(43) In the Unlikely Event // Bookish Blurb”
Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
This book follows the lives of two friends in Italy. We follow their first days in school, the death and violence all around them, up until one of them gets married. This is the first part in a series which I’m assuming continues to tell their story. Continue reading “(39) My Brilliant Friend // Bookish Blurb”
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk
This was another one of those NPR recommended books. I was drawn to this book because it was described as a coming of age novel compared to To Kill a Mockingbird.
In this novel we follow Annabelle in a small town in America during WW2 and all the events that follow a bully coming to town. Continue reading “(26) Wolf Hollow // Bookish Blurb”
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz
In this YA historical fiction book we follow the diary of Joan Skraggs as she goes from being hopeless living at the whim of her father to going to work in the city and falling in love. Continue reading “(13) The Hired Girl // Bookish Blurb”
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
I started this book (rather hesitantly) thinking that it was a teen romance (which it is) but it’s also so much more. We basically get four short stories which are all connected. The first three stories are about people who meet Leila, a girl driving up to see the northern lights, and then the fourth story is Leila’s. Each of the stories is kind of it’s own love story but they are all very different and aren’t always about romantic love. Also this book has very much the feel of a teen road trip adventure story with lots of odd hijinks. Continue reading “(12) Let’s Get Lost // Bookish Blurb”
The Round House by Louise Erdrich
This story follows how 13 yr old Joe’s life alters after his mother is raped one day. The search for the perpetrator is complicated by the fact that Joe and his family live on a reservation and few laws are created to protect the people who live there. Continue reading “(53) The Round House // Bookish Blurb”
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
This is a YA coming of age story about twins Jude and Noah.
This story is about family, guilt, loss, being broken and trying to put your life back together and yet it manages to still have moments of humor and . I don’t really know how to explain this book very well without giving too much away. Continue reading “(27) I’ll Give You the Sun // Bookish Blurb”