5 Reasons You Need to Read Outlander

  The funny story about this series by Diana Gabaldon is that I’ve borrowed Outlander from the library twice before I even read it through! I wasn’t thrilled by the description of “time-travel” and didn’t connect with Claire right off the bat, so I set it aside. Then, years later, I downloaded it on my… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Need to Read Outlander

2015 Summer Reading List

   Summer 2015: Young Adult & Middle Grade Reading List There are so many great Young Adult books being published that I decided to focus on catching up on many of the novels of which I wanted to read.  Here are the books at the top of my list this summer.  Any other suggestions? Nest… Continue reading 2015 Summer Reading List

The Montmaray Journals: Review & Recommendation

The Montmaray Journals by Australian author, Michelle Cooper   RAF pilots. Aristocratic balls and gowns. A rocky isolated island kingdom. Nazis. Spies. Family. Spain.   1.  A Brief History of Montmaray  Sophie FitzOsborne lives in a crumbling castle in the tiny island kingdom of Montmaray, along with her tomboy younger sister Henry, her beautiful, intellectual… Continue reading The Montmaray Journals: Review & Recommendation

Code Name Verity: Review

It’s no secret that historical fiction, especially young adult historical fiction, is among my favorite types of books to read.  I’ve discussed my top World War II and Holocaust YA novels here  as well as my top five YA Historical fiction picks here. When a co-worker recommended this book to me, frankly, I was surprised I… Continue reading Code Name Verity: Review

Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry, one of children’s literature’s favorite authors, has been awarded and discussed for her unique and powerful writing style. One of the perhaps less discussed series she wrote was about 10 year old, Anastasia Krupnik.  When I was reading in middle school and upper elementary school, I loved Anastasia because she was realistic.  One… Continue reading Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry