All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Title: All the Light We Cannot See Author: Anthony Doerr Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Marie-Laurie is a 12 year old blind girl in 1942 in Paris. Her father works at the Museum of Natural History. They both flea to Saint Malo when the Nazis occupy Paris. They find shelter with Marie-Laurie’s great uncle Etienne. HerContinue reading “All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr”

Where the Crawdad Sing – Delia Owens

Title: Where the Crawdad Sing Author: Delia Owens Genre: Mystery Plot: Kya has grown up in the swamps of North Carolina. The local townspeople of Barkley Cove call her the Marsh Girl, and trashy. Her mother left her family when she was young. Slowly her siblings left until it was only her and her fatherContinue reading “Where the Crawdad Sing – Delia Owens”

The Lady of Bolton Hill – Elizabeth Camden

Title: The Lady of Bolton Hill Author: Elizabeth Camden Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Clara and Daniel are the best of friends, despite their drastic differences in social classes in the late 1800’s. Clara’s father sends her to England where she becomes an investigative journalist. She gets in trouble for reporting about children in the coalContinue reading “The Lady of Bolton Hill – Elizabeth Camden”

Land of the Lone Star Trilogy – Tracie Peterson

Titles: 1. Chasing the Sun, 2. Touching the Sky, 3. Taming the Wind Author: Tracie Peterson Genre: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction Plot: 1. Hannah Dandridge’s father has disappeared from their Texas ranch. Now she’s in charge of her family’s ranch and her two much younger siblings. Hannah looks to her father’s friend, Herbert Lockhart, butContinue reading “Land of the Lone Star Trilogy – Tracie Peterson”

Verdi – Janell Cannon

Title: Verdi Author and Illustrator: Janell Cannon Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: Verdi is a python living in the rainforest. He’s young and yellow. The adult pythons are green and boring. All they do is lay around. Verdi is full of energy. He spends his day playing and trying crazy tricks. When he noticesContinue reading “Verdi – Janell Cannon”

The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker

Title: The Keeper of Night Author: Kylie Lee Baker Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Ren is a Grim Reaper, but only half. Her mother was a Japanese Shinigami, her father was a Reaper. She lives in London with the Reapers. Her brother Neven is the only one who doesn’t torment her because she’s half Shinigami.Continue reading “The Keeper of Night – Kylie Lee Baker”

The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller

Title: The Song of Achilles Author: Madeline Miller Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction Plot: Patroclus is a young prince, but his father isn’t proud of him. That’s a lot for a Greek person. He’s banished after he accidentally killed another boy. On another kingdom, Patroclus meets Achilles. The two of them form a close bond asContinue reading “The Song of Achilles – Madeline Miller”

Chrysanthemum- Kevin Henkes

Title: Chrysanthemum Author: Kevin Henkes Illustrator: Kevin Henkes Genre: Children’s Book, Picture Book Plot: It’s Chrysanthemum’s first day of school. She’s grown up loving her name. But the other kids laugh and make fun of her when they hear her name. Chrysanthemum returns home dejected. She no longer loves her name. But something happens whenContinue reading “Chrysanthemum- Kevin Henkes”

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