Are you and your sister(s) like the March girls, close and cooperative in times of great struggle or are you more like the put-upon Bennett sisters, trying to thwart their mother’s efforts to marry them off to the most eligible bachelor? Hopefully you and your sibs don’t have the worries that the Blackwood sisters do,… Read More »
Tags: #strongwomenread, Beverly Cleary, Homegoing, Pride and Prejudice, Shirley Jackson, Sisters Like Us, Susan Mallery, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Yaa Gyasi
Writers are obsessed with villains. From the obvious enemy to the subtle rogue, villains add a depth to a story rarely plumbed by the hero. Their personalities are as intriguing as their acts, and their motivations, however sinister, are often what keep us turning pages as readers. As much as we may cringe at their… Read More »
Tags: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Ken Kesey, Misery, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Patricia Highsmith, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games, The Silence of the Lambs, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Thomas Harris
September 6 was National Read a Book Day, and I know—I know—you’re thinking every day is National Read a Book Day! But on September 6, we really mean it.
Tags: Between the World and Me, Junot Diaz, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, Suzanne Collins, Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, The English Patient, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games, White Teeth, Zadie Smith