Title: When Dimple Met Rishi Author: Sandhya Menon Published: 2017 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Synopsis: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level,… Read More Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Title: Sense and Sensibility Author: Jane Austen Published: 1811 Genre: Classic Fiction Synopsis: Elinor is as prudent as her sister Marianne is impetuous. Each must learn from the other after they are they are forced by their father’s death to leave their home and enter into the contests of polite society. The charms of unsuitable men and… Read More Book Review: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
Title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis Author: J.D. Vance Published: 2016 Genre: Non-Fiction Memoir Summary: Vance’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love.” They got married and moved north from Kentucky to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. Their grandchild (the author) graduated from Yale Law… Read More Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
Title: Beowulf Translated by: Seamus Heaney Published: 975 Genre: Classics Epic Poem Synopsis: Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero’s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on, physically and psychically exposed in… Read More Book Review: Beowulf Translated by Seamus Heaney
Title: Northanger Abbey Author: Jane Austen Published: 1817 Genre: Classic Fiction Synopsis: Catherine Morland is a young girl with a very active imagination. Her entry into the fashionable scene in Bath results in an invitation to stay with new friends at Northanger Abbey, but Catherine’s naivety and love of sensational novels lead to embarrassing and entertaining consequences.… Read More Book Review: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Title: Jane Austen, A Life Author: Carol Shields Published: 2001 Genre: Non-Fiction Biography Summary: With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Carol Shields explores the life of a writer whose own novels have engaged and delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb… Read More Book Review: Jane Austen, A Life by Carol Shields
Title: My Lady Jane Author: Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows Published: 2016 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Summary: The comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey. In My Lady Jane, coauthors Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows have created a one-of-a-kind fantasy in the tradition of The Princess Bride, featuring a reluctant… Read More Book Review: My Lady Jane by many….