Some may see a self-absorbed 28-year-old, and others may see a privileged 28-year-old when they read Lena Dunham’s memoir, Not That Kind of Girl. Dunham is the creator and star of the HBO series Girls, which first aired in 2012. As the title character Hannah Horvath on Girls, she is known for her nude scenes and outspoken attitude. Not That […]
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Title: The Fault in our Stars Genre: Young Adult Pages: 313 About the author: John Green was inspired to write this novel while working at a children’s hospital. He was also influenced by his friend Esther Earl, who had thyroid cancer and died at 16. The novel has been made into a movie starring Shailene Woodley, which will be released […]
Title: Indian Horse Genre: Native Fiction Pages: 221 About the Author: Richard Wagamese is one of Canada’s most prominent native authors. He has earned accolades for his column writing, poetry, six novels and five non-fiction books. Indian Horse was selected as a 2013 finalist for CBC’s Canada Reads program. Wagamese, an Ojibway from northwestern Ontario Wabaseemoong First Nation, uses his […]
Title: Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden Genre: Native fiction/drama Pages: 407 About the author: Joseph Boyden is one of Canada’s leading native authors, joining the ranks of Tomson Highway, Thomas King and Lee Maracle. He is best known for his first novel Three Day Road, as well as for his most recent work The Orenda – but Through Black […]
Title: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened, by Allie Brosh Genre: Graphic memoir/humour Pages: 384 Plot: Brosh’s playful memoir seamlessly brings together stories about cakes, dogs and depression in one colourful book. Why you should read it: You may look like a fool laughing on the subway, but it’s all […]