background preloader

Enjoy a Book!

Facebook Twitter

NCEA Booklists – Christchurch City Libraries Blog. Remember the days when your high school English teacher would select a fiction title for the entire class and everyone read the same book?

NCEA Booklists – Christchurch City Libraries Blog

Well, things have changed. Now students studying for NCEA English have a wide range of reading options available and are able to choose books that interest them – within reason. It is the ‘within reason’ proviso that can cause confusion for students, parents and librarians. However, don’t despair. 17 Fantasy Novels Inspired by Cultures from Around the World. Who doesn’t love an incredible fantasy story?!

17 Fantasy Novels Inspired by Cultures from Around the World

We know, it’s a rhetorical question at this point for many of us book nerds, because, hello, that’s 104% of the reason we read: to get swept away in grand new worlds and see a heck of a lot of character development along the way! Fantasy, like any genre, has existed for a long, long time, and thank goodness for that, because our human imaginations need it! But, also like any other genre in the history of book publishing, fantasy hasn’t been the best at including diversity in all its multifaceted forms. Fall in love with these sweeping, diverse fantasy books inspired by various cultures below. 1.

To Finn Voy, magic is two things: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her…and a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks. Best Young Adult Books of 2018. 57 YA Books to Read Based On Your Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies. Can you guys believe that we’re almost 20 movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe?!

57 YA Books to Read Based On Your Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

It feels like we were just meeting Iron Man for the first time yesterday, and now we get to see pretty much every character (is Hawkeye still on his farm?) Collide for the most epic crossover ever in Infinity War!! 57 YA Books to Read Based On Your Favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies. 32 Best Young Adult Books to Celebrate Pride Month. Happy Pride Month! June celebrates LGBTQIA+ history and our identifying friends and family members. March 2019 Reads for the Rest of Us – Ms. Magazine. Read it! Loved it! 18 Books to Read After You See 'Captain Marvel' in Action. Best Books of 2018 : NPR. 75 Underrated YA Books of 2018: Books You Might've Missed. Here are the Biggest Fiction Bestsellers of the Last 100 Years. The best-selling fiction of the year: 1.

Here are the Biggest Fiction Bestsellers of the Last 100 Years

Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest 2. John Grisham, The Confession 3. Kathryn Stockett, The Help 4. Nicholas Sparks, Safe Haven 5. Also published that year: Jennifer Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad David Mitchell, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story 1. 12 Novels to Remind You What's at Stake Tomorrow. Tomorrow, voters will go to the polls in what what many are dubbing the most important American election in a generation—a battle not simply for 435 House and 33 Senate seats, but (it seems at times) for the very soul of a country that has been thrown into a state of perpetual turmoil since the election of Donald Trump.

12 Novels to Remind You What's at Stake Tomorrow

If there is a silver lining to be found in the last couple of years of regressive policies and toxic pronouncements, it’s the knowledge that Trump and his ilk have catalyzed the opposition—mobilizing women, people of color, young activists, and others and making space for impassioned, progressive candidates with inspiring alternative programmes to run for office. 28 Books Guaranteed to Break You Out of a Reading Slump. 100 Must-Read Sci-Fi Fantasy Novels By Female Authors. Conversations about children's books. Conversations about children's books. YA – ACHUKAblog. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx. Book reviews from TheBookbag.co.uk.

YA reviews. Student Booklist and Book Reviews. 20 Books to Read If You Loved Watching Wonder Woman. With Wonder Woman still dominating theaters, maybe you’ve gone back to watch the run across No Man’s Land.

20 Books to Read If You Loved Watching Wonder Woman

Maybe you’re figuring out how to get to Themyscira, or slipping your formal sword down the back of your ball gown, or doing backflips off your couch. So I’ve assembled 20 book recommendations for fans like you. They’re organized into handy categories inspired by Wonder Woman: superheroines, the supernatural, amazing women of World Wars I and II*, badass spies, and shopping/training montages. Because badassery doesn’t end at the theater. 1. When Diana, Princess of the Amazons, rescues Alia Keralis—Helen of Troy’s direct descendant—things go terribly wrong. 2.

The first of the Lois Lane series, Fallout follows a young Lois new to Metropolis when she joins the Daily Planet’s teen reporting arm. 3. What’s life like when you’re the personal assistant to a popular superheroine in San Francisco? 4. Kamala Khan is a normal Muslim teenager from New Jersey…until she gains secret powers. 5. 6.

Scottish Book Trust. Scottish Book Trust. 8 Books Every Adult Harry Potter Fan Should Read This Year. So you like Harry Potter.

8 Books Every Adult Harry Potter Fan Should Read This Year

You've read (and reread) every Harry Potter book. You've seen every Harry Potter film, blogged extensively about all of the times that Michael Gambon gave a weird line reading as Dumbledore, downloaded multiple Harry Potter podcasts, and purchased at least one pair of wizard-themed lingerie, and possibly cleaned out your savings account for Cursed Child tickets, even though you have several logistical issues with the time travel plot. You are, in short, a huge Harry Potter fan, and huge Harry Potter fans are always in need of good fantasy book recommendations.

Here are a few books that every adult Harry Potter fan should read this year (because we're going to need some powerful magic to get us through 2017). I'm going to go ahead and assume that you, a devout Potterhead, have already read Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl and Lev Grossman's The Magicians. 1'The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic' by Emily Croy Barker Click here to buy.

Click here to buy. 25 Classic YA Books Every Woman Should Read At Least Once. Before YA had the massive crossover appeal that it does now, many of us likely missed out on a ton of great classic reads—from obsession-worthy contemporary to must-read fantasy—either because we were too young when they were released or "too old" to believe that books about teenagers would appeal to us.

25 Classic YA Books Every Woman Should Read At Least Once