Book of the Day: Rebel in Venus

Who we are and what we become is directly influenced by where we have been. This overarching theme is masterfully woven into the narrative of Rebel in Venus. Written with authority and tremendous skill by Marissa Alma Nick, this is a must-read novel with memorable characters and a powerful plot.

Editor’s Choice – Fiction We’re Reading Right Now

Everyone should be reading fiction. Novels allow us to expand our imaginations – and see the world in entirely new ways. Fiction readers possess a level of creativity that can only be achieved by unpacking the imaginative world of an author’s mind. After a summer filled with reading, I found that these four novels stood out and left a lasting impression on me, my thoughts, and my life.

Book of the Day July 24th, 2023

Harrowing and unpredictable, Paper World is a page-turning novel like no-other. Beautifully written by author Maureen Cummins, it is the story of a girl who finds herself lost down a rabbit hole – trying to retrace her steps and find her way back to the surface. Will she climb and catch her breath again? Or will her paper world rip to shreds beneath her feet?

Three Coming of Age Novels We’re Reading this Summer

There is something special about the coming-of-age genre. As a reader, it’s thought-provoking and relatable to witness the highs and lows of growth in a character’s life. No matter who we are or where we come from, we all come of age in our own way – making it the ultimate commonality. So, if you are seeking an empathetic story that speaks to fundamental aspects of the human experience, check out these three highly acclaimed coming-of-age novels. 

Book of the Day July 18th, 2023

Delightfully written by Jennifer Carmody, The New Days is a wonderful novel for you to add to your summer TBR pile! Flaunting relatable, dynamic characters and a compelling plot line, this book will appeal to readers of many different backgrounds – particularly millennials. Fundamentally, it’s a gripping story about friendship and the challenges that arise when harmonious relationships start to become complicated.

Book of the Day July 7th, 2023

Passing Strange is a terrific historical fiction novel that takes you on a heart-racing journey through America’s dangerous Western frontier. The story chronicles a widowed woman’s arduous trek on the Overland Trail and the personal growth she experiences in the crucible years of women’s emancipation.

Saint Patrick’s Day: Irish Inspired Books

Saint Patrick’s Day is an exciting celebration of Irish culture. Every March, we see parades and festivals packed with people draped in green attire. What began as a day commemorating the arrival of Christianity in Ireland has grown into a joyous and global observance of heritage. Whether you partake in these celebrations or not, take a moment to learn about these interesting books that are influenced by Irish themes. 

Books to Read for Texas Independence Day

From rich environmental diversity to high school football culture, the Lone Star State has endless inspiration for independent authors. Not every state has its own independence day, and only a few have been ruled by half a dozen nations. March 2nd marks the day that Texas declared independence from its last foreign ruler, Mexico, in 1836. Celebrate Texas Independence Day and add these Lone Star reads to your TBR!

Book of the Day 2/23/23

Nancy Christie’s novel is a true triumph that reminds you it’s never too late to follow your heart and your dreams. Reinventing Rita begs the question – is fifty too old to start over and reinvent yourself? Throughout the story, it becomes abundantly clear that there is no timeline for self-discovery – and there is always an opportunity get back into the driver’s seat.

Book of the Day 12/7/22

Guardians of Rockport: The Collapse is an action-packed, perfectly executed novel that needs to be on your reading list. It’s an apocalyptic thriller that is strikingly relatable, and is filled to the brim with compelling characters and unpredictable plot lines. The book demonstrates fiction at its best – as the author’s real world experiences beautifully blend into his creative storytelling.

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