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Book Club Reading Guide for Purple Hibiscus

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Rating : ★★★★


The novel Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is set in Nigeria immediately after the time of upheaval of the governmental authorities and focuses on the life of a middle class family. 1,304 more words

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Far From the Tree by Andrew Solomon

Far From the Tree: Young Adult Edition: How Children and Their Parents Learn to Accept One Another . . . Our Differences Unite Us by Andrew Solomon. 678 more words


Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson

Falcon Wild by Terry Lynn Johnson. September 19, 2017. Charlesbridge, 176 p. ISBN: 9781580897884.  Int Lvl: 5-8; Rdg Lvl: 4.4; Lexile: 620.

“I back up as Cooper did and then sprint toward the edge. 713 more words


The Answers by Catherine Lacey

The Answers by Catherine Lacey. June 6, 2017. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 304 p. ISBN: 9780374100261.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD.

An urgent, propulsive novel about a woman learning to negotiate her ailment and its various aftereffects via the simulacrum of a perfect romantic relationship… 293 more words


BBC: Fall Reading Guide.

It’s still 95 degrees in Texas, but it’s been officially fall for five days now! There’s no time like the present to round up a good stack of books for the season, and luckily for you, I’ve taken the guess-work out of that task. 3,698 more words

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The Leavers by Lisa Ko

The Leavers by Lisa Ko. May 2, 2017. Algonquin Books, 352 p. ISBN: 9781616206888.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD; Lexile: 870.

One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. 799 more words


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. June 13, 2017. HarperCollins, 306 p. ISBN: 9780062362599.  Int Lvl: AD; Rdg Lvl: AD.

From the bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself… 940 more words