Jack London's three timeless tales of the Arctic belong together in this book. London's characterization of dogs is truly his own, weaving together familiarities of man's best friend and our own human race. London expertly juxtaposes and assimilates dogs and people as well as the wild and civilization in these well-loves stories.
In elementary school, her teachers would tell Riley they'd never seen a kid with such an innate passion for reading. Her love of books quickly graduated to a love of writing, and she is currently working toward a Professional Writing degree at Champlain College. Her greatest dream is to be a bestselling novelist.
A tale of a young man entranced by figures of transcendentalism who embarks on a lonesome, nomadic adventure and ends up dead in the Alaskan Bush. Fueled by romanticized goals of unity with nature and scorn for the material world, Chris McCandless reminds us of a primal desire hidden deep within ourselves. Jon Krakauer's narration completes the piece, chalk full of thorough research and insightful analysis. A nonfiction masterpiece!
What happens when a biological shift suddenly gives women a power that men will never have? Strange, provocative, and "electrifying," The Power illustrates what can happen in a world ruled by women.
An extraordinary story about a girl growing up in a swamp in the most unconventional way. There's nature, adventure, love, and murder. What else do you really need?
Timeless! A quick read that demands not to be forgotten. A classic coming-of-age novella that leaves you nostalgic at the very least. If you've seen Stand By Me but haven't read its predecessor, stop being a disgrace and read this book.
I don't normally read history, but this book gripped me from start to end. Wilkerson's research is phenomenal, writing about these real people and stories with such detail and passion that it is as if she had created them herself. Well worth all 525 pages!
I didn't want to put down this story about all the lives affected by a remote hotel and a massive Ponzi scheme. We're more connected than we'll ever know.
There's a reason this topped the Indie Bestseller's list and a reason I now list it as one of the best books I've read. I would have believed anything who told me that this was a true story because of eloquent way Bennett crafted and wrote Desiree, Stella, Jude, and Kennedy. Two separate worlds that have more in common than they care to admit, and what happens when someone crossed from one into the other without looking back.
Truly captures what it is like to grow up with a best friend. Relatable, humble, and stark, I breezed through the first book in the series.
All of Wendy Mass' books are extraordinary, but this one is something else. Unassuming with its goofy cover and candy theme, The Candymakers pleasantly surprised me with winding plot and thirst-quenching mystery. One timeline with four perspectives told one at a time. With each new POV, there is explanation... yet the mystery seems only to thicken...