Popular novels for women readersMay 6, 2022 – 11:48 am

Popular novels for women readers

It’s true that some male authors write the best divorce fiction. But is it real enough? Do women characters end up on the type of personal journey that we, as women readers, would prefer to follow after, hoping for their best. This list of contemporary divorce novels is written by women for women, hence women’s fiction. The slideshow below presents several novels in the divorce genre. Some are to inspire the new journey. Some inspire us to be able…

Novels for kidsApril 26, 2022 – 07:24 am

Novels for kids

Being scary is hard. Maybe not for every monster, but most definitely for Rayburn: the often-looked-down upon creature responsible for terrorizing the village of Stoker-on-Avon. Rayburn doesn t terrorize so much as sit in his cave and sulk. See, he knows he s a bad monster. Everyone knows it. That why the town council sends Dr. Wilkie, a disgraced scientist with questionable experiments in his past, to diagnose- and hopefully correct- whatever it…

YA novels on povertyApril 6, 2022 – 07:20 am

YA novels on poverty

Shailene Woodley plays Beatrice Prior in the upcoming movie Divergent (March 2014), based on the dystopian young adult novel by Veronica Roth. The hugely popular book contains themes of economic struggle and class warfare. Jaap Buitendijk/Summit hide caption itoggle caption Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Shailene Woodley plays Beatrice Prior in the upcoming movie Divergent (March 2014), based on the dystopian young adult novel by Veronica Roth. The hugely…

History novels for Middle schoolMarch 17, 2022 – 07:14 am

History novels for Middle school

Today’s post was originally supposed to be about how I named the characters in EVERY DAY AFTER. But…after reading Jess’s awesome post on Monday, and coming to the realization that our processes were quite alike, I decided to go in another direction. Instead, I am going to share with you my Top Ten Favorite Middle Grade Historical Fiction Novels. I can recall exactly where I was when I read each one of them for the first time. If you haven’t yet had…

Popular novels to readMarch 17, 2022 – 07:14 am

Popular novels to read

1. US by David Nicholls Funny, sad, tenderI loved this book. Jojo Moyes Long listed for the Man Booker Award and an Amazon Best Book of the Month for November, Nicholls explores one family s unraveling during a trip through Europe. David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together…

Visual novels freeMarch 17, 2022 – 07:14 am

Visual novels free

Playing any game should be without shame. But the world of visual novels has some pretty steep prejudices attached to it. In a few cases, rightfully so; in most, not at all. Adult visual novels have always faced this in the West, where Japanese artistic sense and sexual norms are vastly different. But the one thing they have in common is the discrepancy between popular media and popular views regarding sex. George R.R. Martin nails it perfectly in…

Thematic Literature UnitsMarch 17, 2022 – 07:14 am

Thematic Literature Units

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. Virginia Euwer Wolff Each of us must find ways to live with courage and hope in an imperfect world. Middle grade students, in particular, stand on the cusp of self-discovery but are often uncertain how to navigate their path through adolescence. Many care deeply about fairness, justice, and reaching out to others, yet they wonder Where do I fit in? How can I make a difference? In my writing and in my work…