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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Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

“In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name.” This book starts off with a woman with blue skin falling from the sky, so if that doesn’t hook you I don’t know what will! […]

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“Steppenwolf: a novel” by Hermann Hesse

  Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree […]

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