Matched (Book 1) by Ally Condie

In a dystopian future, a teenaged girl is caught in a forbidden love triangle and seeks to defy the powers that be. But I’m not talking about The Hunger Games! This is Matched, by Ally Condie. Seventeen-year-old Cassia Reyes is surprised to discover that her government, “the Society,” has “Matched” her to wed her best and lifelong friend, Xander. … Continue reading Matched (Book 1) by Ally Condie

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

At this point, it's probably starting to sound like every book is my favorite book, but this one is another big-time fave! Narrated by Death himself, The Book Thief, by Aussie author Markus Zusak, is a highly original novel featuring the unsung tale of those Germans who resisted Hitler, and harbored Jews in their homes. Liesel is a German … Continue reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

When author Mary Ann Shaffer passed away, her niece, Annie Barrows, took up the mantle of completing the novel her aunt had been researching and writing. The resulting product of their joint efforts is this delightful little story, entitled The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. We meet a variety of characters, including our lovable … Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth Tale is a gripping mystery written by Diane Setterfield. Captivating, suspenseful, and extremely well-written, it is one of my favorite novels. Our narrator, Margaret, works in her father’s out-of-print and rare bookshop in present day England. Margaret is contacted by famous and prolific author, Vida Winter. The mysterious Vida has written twelve “autobiographies,” … Continue reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield