One of us is lying by Karen M. McManus

“On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

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Blogger Book Nook #7: Books to screen

Hi everyone! Another month, another book nook prompt! I was really excited when I saw this months prompt, props to Abbey and Tabitha for coming up with such a creative prompt. I was assuming it would be something like classics or non-fiction so when I saw this prompt I was pleasantly surprised (although I wouldn’t complain if those two prompts come up).

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

“Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Continue reading “Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult”

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.

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Go set a watchman by Harper Lee

“Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch–“Scout”–returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt.”

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Some Kind of Wonderful by Giovanna Fletcher

“Lizzy and Ian have been a couple since their first day at university. Now, after celebrating a decade together, everyone thinks they’re about to get engaged. A romantic escape to Dubai is the perfect moment, but instead of the proposal Lizzy hopes for, Ian reveals he’s not sure he even wants her anymore.

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Blogger book nook #1: Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern

Hi everyone! So recently Abbey and Tabitha created a blogger book club called blogger book nook. The idea behind it is to bring together bloggers who love to read through a facebook group where we can all share what we are reading and help motivate each other to meet our reading goals. Along side this, each month will have a theme with the idea being that we read a book around that theme and they provide questions that we can answer around that theme. So, this months theme is newness so I thought I would read Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern. Continue reading “Blogger book nook #1: Lyrebird by Cecelia Ahern”

Beauty and the beast: Lost in a book by Jennifer Donnelly 

“​Smart, bookish Belle, a captive in the Beast’s castle, has become accustomed to her new home and has befriended its inhabitants. When she comes upon Nevermore, an enchanted book unlike anything else she has seen in the castle, Belle finds herself pulled into its pages and transported to a world of glamour and intrigue. The adventures Belle has always imagined, the dreams she was forced to give up when she became a prisoner, seem within reach again. Continue reading “Beauty and the beast: Lost in a book by Jennifer Donnelly “

So you’ve been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson

“For the past three years, Jon Ronson has traveled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us, people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly or made a mistake at work. Once the transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know, they’re being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. Continue reading “So you’ve been publicly shamed by Jon Ronson”

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

“When Dorothy triumphed over the Wicked Witch of the West in L. Frank Baum’s classic tale we heard only her side of the story. But what about her arch-nemesis, the mysterious Witch? Where did she come from? How did she become so wicked? And what is the true nature of evil? Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens, Munchkinlanders seek the comfort of middle-class stability, and the Tin Man becomes a victim of domestic violence. Continue reading “Wicked by Gregory Maguire”