“The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend” by Katarina Bivald

Have you ever felt like you just didn’t fit in your life?  That’s how Sara feels about her dull and unfulfilling life in Sweden, especially after she is laid off from her job in a bookstore. She decides to do something foolish and impulsive, for once in her life, and travel half way around the […]

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

SPQR gives a humorous and human look at the history of Ancient Rome and all its great and not so great leaders. Mary Beard begins with the founding myth of Remus and Romulus and continues on, considering figures like Caesar, Nero and Caligula with a dry wit. She challenges many of the “known” facts about […]

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

 Starr Carter lives in a poor, black neighborhood where rival gangs rule the streets and the sounds of gunshots are the norm. She attends a nice, predominantly white (she’s one of a handful of black students) school full of rich kids in the suburbs. She essentially lives two lives – Williamson Prep Starr, where she doesn’t […]

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“Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand” by Helen Simonson

Major Pettigrew lives a sedate life in the quiet English village of Edgecombe St. Mary. Despite being retired, he has a strict daily routine and holds dear the values of every English gentleman: honour, duty, decorum, and a properly brewed cup of tea. Then his brother’s death sparks an unlikely friendship with Mrs. Jasmina Ali, […]

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Goodnight From London by Jennifer Robson

Goodnight From London by Jennifer Robson is a historical novel about an American journalist in London during WWII. Ruby Sutton is a young American journalist working in New York City when she receives the offer of a lifetime: The chance to work as a staff writer for Picture Weekly in London covering WWII.  Ruby is […]

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