Tag Archives: Book Clubs

Heart of Darkness

Rating: (420 reviews) Author: Joseph Conrad Publisher: Public Domain Books Product Description This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Chronicles of Narnia

Rating: (1014 reviews) Author: C. S. Lewis Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil — what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 […]

Tracks

Rating: (31 reviews) Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Harper Perennial Product Description Set in North Dakota at a time in this century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust […]

The Mists of Avalon

Rating: (871 reviews) Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley Publisher: Del Rey Amazon.com Even readers who don’t normally enjoy Arthurian legends will love this version, a retelling from the point of view of the women behind the throne. Morgaine (more commonly known as Morgan Le Fay) and Gwenhwyfar (a Welsh spelling of Guinevere) struggle for power, using […]

The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls

Rating: (44 reviews) Author: Joan Jacobs Brumberg Publisher: Vintage Amazon.com Adolescent girls today face the issues girls have always faced: “Who am I?” and “Who do I want to be?” Unfortunately their answers, now more than ever before, revolve around the body rather than the mind, heart, or soul. “The body is at the heart […]

Neverwhere: A Novel

Rating: (545 reviews) Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: Harper Perennial Amazon.com Neverwhere‘s protagonist, Richard Mayhew, learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished. He ceases to exist in the ordinary world of London Above, and joins a quest through the dark and dangerous London Below, a shadow city of lost and forgotten people, places, […]

Monster

Rating: (660 reviews) Author: Walter Dean Myers Publisher: Amistad Amazon.com “Monster” is what the prosecutor called 16-year-old Steve Harmon for his supposed role in the fatal shooting of a convenience-store owner. But was Steve really the lookout who gave the “all clear” to the murderer, or was he just in the wrong place at the […]

The Torn Skirt

Rating: (36 reviews) Author: Rebecca Godfrey Publisher: Harper Perennial Book Description I was born with a fever, but it seemed to subside for sixteen years. . . . And then as I turned sixteen and stopped smiling, the fever returned though my skin stayed pale and sure, showing no sign of the heat inside me. […]

Loser

Rating: (188 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com Donald Zinkoff is one of the greatest kids you could ever hope to meet. He laughs easily, he likes people, he loves school, he tries to rescue lost girls in blizzards, he talks to old ladies. The only problem is, he’s a loser. Until fourth grade, […]

Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby)

Rating: (66 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com The engaging tale of young Ramona Quimby’s first days in kindergarten, Ramona the Pest takes a pint-sized perspective on the trials and delights of beginning school. Ramona can’t wait to learn all the important things. But she’s disappointed when her teacher can’t fill in missing parts […]

Eragon (Inheritance, Book 1)

Rating: (2664 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Amazon.com Here’s a great big fantasy that you can pull over your head like a comfy old sweater and disappear into for a whole weekend. Christopher Paolini began Eragon when he was just 15, and the book shows the influence of Tolkien, of […]

The Giver

Rating: (3023 reviews) Author: Lois Lowry Publisher: Laurel Leaf Amazon.com In a world with no poverty, no crime, no sickness and no unemployment, and where every family is happy, 12-year-old Jonas is chosen to be the community’s Receiver of Memories. Under the tutelage of the Elders and an old man known as the Giver, he […]

The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set

Rating: (931 reviews) Author: Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis, is one of the very few sets of books that should be read three times: in childhood, early adulthood, and late in life. In brief, four children travel repeatedly to a world in which they are far more than mere children […]

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 (Avon Camelot Books)

Rating: (45 reviews) Author: Beverly Cleary Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com From the first day of third grade, when Ramona Quimby meets her eventual nemesis Yard Ape, life moves on at its usual wild pace–usual for the boisterous Ramona, that is. Soon she is accidentally squashing a raw egg into her hair at the school cafeteria, being […]

Ella Enchanted (Trophy Newbery)

Rating: (1075 reviews) Author: Gail Carson Levine Publisher: HarperTrophy Amazon.com At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed by an imprudent fairy named Lucinda, who bestows on her the “gift” of obedience. Anything anyone tells her to do, Ella must obey. Another girl might have been cowed by this affliction, but not feisty Ella: “Instead of making […]