May 18, 2020 • Fiction
The new Stargirl adaptation on Disney+ is making us feel all sorts of feelings. When we first read Jerry Spinelli’s novel in the early 2000s, it was a watershed moment. Middle grade and young adult had never looked like that before. It didn’t speak the language of our generation. It felt like it was written just for us. And while Stargirl remains a beautiful book about nonconformity and remaining true to yourself, it got us thinking about more contemporary middle grade novels that we love. What would those film and TV adaptations look like?
BOOK Secret Santa
From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Never Dies, The Office meets The Shining in this horror-comedy about a holiday gift exchange gone wrong, set at a publishing house in the 80s.
BOOK Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses
A smart and witty debut young adult novel with a paranormal twist about two college-aged internet friends who become IRL BFFs as they bond over pop culture and chronic illness--one has Lyme and the other is a werewolf!
May 8, 2020 • Fiction
Mothers’ Day is coming up and with that comes the age-old question: what do you get for the most important person in your life, the woman who instilled your love of reading and is always ready with a book recommendation and an audiobook review? You create a tribute to your favorite mothers in literature by genre, of course.
May 6, 2020 • Fiction, Reference: Non-Fiction, Video Games
[source: blog post author Gabrielle Bujak]
Over the years, the Animal Crossing franchise has brought us comfort and joy via adorable animal villagers, ridiculous word play, and rewarding activities from catching that rare coelacanth to terra-forming the perfect waterfall. The irony of Blathers’s entomophobia makes us laugh, the way Timmy and Tommy echo one another makes us aww, and the surprising drama between Redd and Tom Nook build a world we can easily immerse ourselves in.
With the current state of the world, it only makes sense that we turn to the latest Animal Crossing: New Horizons to bring us that much needed sense of control and peace of mind, and because of their ability to delight and comfort us, it’s only fair we pay it forward...with personalized book recommendations! We’ve seen them pulling out books with their down time, and it’s about time they got that right. Here’s some reads they can add to their TBR piles.
April 30, 2020 • Fiction, Quirk Life, Reference: Non-Fiction, Should Know Series
We may all be at home this Mother's Day, but that doesn't mean we can't shower Mom from afar! Order one of these Quirk reads to send her way, and don't forget to include a little note letting her know how much she means to you. To all the moms out there, you rock!