The Heroes of Olympus: The son of Neptune (book 2) by Rick Riordan

The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune is the second instalment in Rick Riordan’s series that follows Percy Jackson of Rick Riordan’s first series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I forget where exactly, I think it was at the … Continue reading

Until We Are Free: My fight for human rights in Iran by Shirin Ebadi 

Until We Are Free by Shirin Ebadi is about her fight to protect human rights in Iran. This is something she has continued to do even while living in exile. Iran is a theocracy, or more commonly known as an … Continue reading

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The last Olympian, book 5 by Rick Riordan

Aaaaaaand this series that I am finding so much enjoyment in ended with a fabulous bang. Basically, the war is right on top of Percy and his friends. A few things happen beforehand, like the children of one god are fighting … Continue reading

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The sea of monsters, book 2 by Rick Riordan

Wow, what a quick read that was, I read it within 24 hours. Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the five part series about a demigod (half-god, half-human) named Percy, … Continue reading

Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

Drums of Autumn is the 3rd book in a series by Diana Gabaldon’s, following the bestselling novel, Outlander, which is now a TV show. In Drums of Autumn, Jamie and Claire are reunited and living in North Carolina in the … Continue reading

The King’s Curse by Phillipa Gregory

After reading The King’s Curse by Phillipa Gregory, I am pretty sure that King Henry VIII was at least a little bit unhinged. Phillipa Gregory (a PhD historian) always writes from the women’s perspectives in the Tudor era and will … Continue reading

After Alice by Gregory Maguire 

Based on Alice In Wonderland, After Alice was written by Gregory Maguire, the same author who wrote Wicked. In After Alice, Alice is already in Wonderland when her friend, Ada, the main character in this version, comes to find Alice to … Continue reading

The Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

The Career of Evil is the third book written by Robert Galbraith, who, if you don’t know, is really J.K. Rowling; she has a pseudonym. In The Career of Evil, Cormoran Strike, a private detective, and his assistant/partner-in-training, Robin, are … Continue reading

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell was released on October 6, 2015. Those of you who have read Fangirl, also by Rainbow Rowell, will have been introduced to the characters and story of Carry On. Simon Snow is a teenaged boy … Continue reading

The Reason You Walk by Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew is a broadcast journalist, musician and works at the University of Winnipeg. He is originally from Onigaming First Nation in north western Ontario before his parents moved the family to Winnipeg. He was the narrator of the show, … Continue reading

Furiously Happy; A funny book about horrible things by Jenny Lawson

Jenny Lawson has (or had at the time of writing) a taxidermyed racoon. This is possibly one of the most bizarre and hilarious things I have ever read about in the opening chapters of a book, and I must admit … Continue reading

The Taming of the Queen by Phillipa Gregory 

The Taming of the Queen is Phillipa Gregory’s newest historical fictional novel about the Tudor era. Published in August, 2015, Gregory’s newest novel is told from the point of view of Kateryn Parr, King Henry VIII’s last wife, the only … Continue reading

You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day

I had a moment when I was half way through a book and it dawned on me that OMG THIS WOMAN IS ONE OF MY FAVOURITE CHARACTERS ON ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHOWS (AKA Charlie Bradbury in Supernatural). I mostly picked … Continue reading

‘Modern Romance’ by Aziz Ansari: The results of a comedian and a sociologist pairing up

Title: Modern Romance Author: Aziz Ansari Category: Humour Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Seller: Penguin Group (USA) Inc. Print length: 288 pages Rating: 9/10 A comedian just wrote a very good sociological book about the modern romance and it was brilliant and … Continue reading

Bulletproof by Maci Bookout

Title: Bulletproof Author: Maci Bookout Category: Biographies & Memoirs Publisher: Post Hill Press Seller: Smashwords Published: July 21, 2015 Print length: 188 pages Rating: 8/10 Even though she is a reality TV star, Maci makes it clear that there is a … Continue reading

FANGIRL by RAINBOW ROWELL – with Friends of the Apparating Library book group discussion responses

Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell, is a book about an 18-year-old girl named Cather who’s struggling with all of the changes in her life, including how her mom abandoning her family when she was 8, she is now learning to how … Continue reading

Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

Heather O’Neill lives in Montreal, Canada, which is the setting of her captivating first novel, Lullabies for Little Criminals. This story was heartbreaking as Baby, who is a mere 13 years old, is exposed to so many of the harsh … Continue reading

Very Good Lives by J.K. Rowling; The way that JK Rowling gave us amazing advice

J.K. Rowling is such an inspiration for me. I jumped on the chance to read Very Good Lives, a commencement speech that Rowling gave at Harvard in 2008. It is beautifully illustrated and so inspiring. Her words of wisdom are touching … Continue reading