The Good Smut…I Mean Stuff

Today I plan on delivering the best book recommendation anyone has ever read. I’m totally lying, my brain is fried from the semester. But I intend to convert some book readers! Behold!!!! Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire I’m going to go ahead and describe it as a contemporary adult romance novel. Abby Abernathy attends aContinue reading “The Good Smut…I Mean Stuff”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 7

Many know me as a tea addict, and my best friend so kindly gifted me a book titled The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See for my birthday. The story starts with a girl named Li-yan growing up in an indigenous Akha village in the high mountains of China. Li-yan falls in loveContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 7”

Leigh Ann’s Recs No. 4 – Song for a Whale

“Can you imagine that?” Ms. Alamilla asked. “Swimming around for all those years, unable to communicate with anyone?”


She said something else about frequencies, but I wasn’t paying attention anymore. I looked through Mr. Charles, as if I could still see that whale on the screen. Blue 55 didn’t have a pod of friends or a family who spoke his language. But he still sang. He was calling and calling, and no one heard him.

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 5

This book is very significant and important to our modern culture. An anthology of writings I read at the University of Hawaii is called Rolling the R’s by R. Zamora Linmark. It is also in anthology style that follows the same plot with different chapters written in different ways. Some chapters are poems, some are dialogue, andContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 5”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 4

A Woman in Charge by Carl Bernstein In A Woman in Charge, Carl Bernstein gives us a portrait of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s unique life from her early college years, to Yale Law School where she meets and falls in love with Bill Clinton, to her life in Arkansas, to her role as First Lady, intoContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 4”

Lane’s Recs 2

I don’t always read science fiction (or even particularly enjoy the genre), but I will say that I enjoy The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, which is incidentally my first experience with Le Guin. I thought the novel would be incredibly daunting, yet it’s proven to be an incredibly interesting and fun read, andContinue reading “Lane’s Recs 2”

On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 3

I really enjoyed reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho because the story is more than just turning lead into gold. This story describes the adventure of a shepherd who finds his treasure, but gains infinitely more than a chest of jewels. The storyline itself is simple. A shepherd from Spain named Santiago goes on aContinue reading “On My Bookshelf: Community Recs No. 3”