Malala’s Magic Pencil – By Malala Yousafzai

Goodreads Synopsis: As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil. She would use it to make everyone happy, to erase the smell of garbage from her city, to sleep an extra hour in the morning. But as she grew older, Malala saw that there were more important things to wish for.… Continue reading Malala’s Magic Pencil – By Malala Yousafzai


Nonfiction Reads for November

Cannibalism - By Bill Schutt: Find on Amazon and Goodreads. I ended up enjoying this book more than I thought I would. Afterall it's about cannibalism. But Schutt has a really great writing style that makes this nonfiction book easy to read and keeps the topic light and interesting. Don't get me wrong, it still… Continue reading Nonfiction Reads for November

3 Poetry Reads From My Year

Goodreads Synopsis: “It is not an exaggeration to say that the death of Larry Levis in 1996—of a heart attack at 49—sent a shock wave through the ranks of American poetry. Not only was Levis a good friend to many poets (not simply of his own generation but of many poets older and younger as well),… Continue reading 3 Poetry Reads From My Year

Venturess – By Betsy Cornwell

Goodreads Synopsis: Nicolette’s Cinderella story is over, and she’s finally living her own fairy tale happy ending. She’s a successful inventor now, free of her horrible stepfamily, and content in her loving friendship with Caro, a palace servant, and Fin, the prince of Esting. Then she receives a message from her long-lost housekeeper, now a revolutionary,… Continue reading Venturess – By Betsy Cornwell

Three Dark Crowns – By Kendare Blake

Goodreads Synopsis: When kingdom come, there will be one. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born—three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers.… Continue reading Three Dark Crowns – By Kendare Blake

The Valiant – By Lesley Livingston

Goodreads Synopsis: Fallon is the daughter of a proud Celtic king, the sister of the legendary warrior Sorcha, and the sworn enemy of Julius Caesar. When Fallon was a child, Caesar’s armies invaded her homeland, and her beloved sister was killed in battle. Now, on the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Fallon is eager to follow… Continue reading The Valiant – By Lesley Livingston