Faking It by Jennifer Crusie

This may possibly be my favorite book which is saying something. I have a very hard time picking one of anything. How can I say that I like macaroni and cheese better than cherry pie when they are both so different? And it really depends on what I am in the mood...

Mairelon the Magician by Patricia C. Wrede

I read this book for the first time a long, long time ago. As I have recently uncovered its sequel, I thought I would revisit it. It is very fun. We have it shelved in the adult fiction, but it is also appropriate for younger readers. Kim, a teenage girl pretending to...

We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

This is a very quick read. When it was returned to the library and I checked it in, I thought, “Oh, I can get through this!” And it was a bit of a relief. I am a feminist, but typically don’t enjoy long forays into nonfiction and am leery of feminist literature. It...

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

This tween fiction book just about broke my heart, and I wasn’t expecting it. The cover of my copy had a friendly looking drawing on it of a gorilla with a smiling baby elephant. It’s not a long book, has won the Newberry Medal and is a New York Times...