Where Do I Begin || William Shakespeare

Ah, the Bard. Willy Shakes, as I like to call him (blasphemous, I know). Lauded as a genius, hated by thousands of high school English literature students, his best-known works misunderstood due to erroneous pop-culture references the world over (Taylor Swift, I'm looking at you). I love Shakespeare. This should not be surprising: I have …

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And I Darken by Kiersten White

If you like Lady Macbeth - ambitious, ruthless, brutal, violent - you'll love Lada. It was...I don't want to use the word fun because murder and brutality isn't fun. But it was an exciting change of pace to have a female protagonist who is so unapologetically ruthless and brutal and violent.

Nasty Women – Recommendations

Some of my favourite stories are ones centred around strong female protagonists. These women are not necessarily your traditional "strong female characters". Some are, but some are strong in an unconventional sense. If you're looking for a book that will inspire you to be a better, stronger person, look no further: Emma by Jane Austen …

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Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

When a science fiction novel is well written, the "science" makes sense. It sounds plausible and realistic. A good science fiction author makes it easy for the reader to make the jumps that are necessary to buy into this world where technology is so far beyond what we have access to now. And Blake Crouch did that in Dark Matter. Dealing with alternate universes is complicated, and it is so easy to get confused and muddled up when you're trying to follow a story through different universes. But here, the "science" felt like it could really work. It felt as if this were something that wasn't too far off from possibly happening. And I think that's what made this story so compelling.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

Andie's a planner. And she's got this summer on lockdown. She's been accepted into a pre-pre-med summer program at Johns Hopkins, which will be a welcome escape from the media attention surrounding her father's political scandal. But then the scandal causes Andie's acceptance to be revoked. Now she's got to figure out what to do with her summer at home - with her father.