The Uncommon Reader: A Novella by Alan Bennett – a sweet novella about the Queen of England in search of books. A must read for all book lovers!
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster – This was the first book that I read where I felt like I was in on the joke. It’s so clever and full of puns – I thought it was the best thing ever in the sixth grade. And I still love to read it – twenty years later!
Matilda by Roald Dahl – Matilda is a smart and magical girl who is born into a family that doesn’t understand her. I think a lot of us can relate!
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows – one of my favorite light hearted books that reminds me of how much I love to read. This is set in the Guernsey Isles during WWII, which was the only Nazi occupied land in the UK. I love this time period and this novel didn’t disappoint – especially when I was in a reading funk!
In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware – This was the book that I wasn’t wild about, but couldn’t put down. A writer attends a bachelorette party in the middle of nowhere and weird, creepy things happen. A murder mystery – who died? Who murdered that person? This had a plot that kept driving, even if it felt a little too commercial for my tastes.