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Posted to Campbell Unclassified on November 13, 2020 at 2:17 PM by Genesis Gaule
Have you ever had a book that has stuck with you even after you’re done reading it? It might be a compelling plot, an epic fight scene, or even just the first sentence of a book that has always kept you hooked. I certainly have! This is one of the best things about books, at least in my opinion. When a book is so amazing that you can’t forget about it even months later that is a great book. I’m going to share some of my favorites from some books that I have read and absolutely loved!
Favorite First Sentence: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
“The early summer sky was the color of cat vomit.”
This sentence stopped me in my tracks the second I read it. It caught me so off guard I didn’t know what to do. It immediately made me imagine that image in my head and it almost made me laugh out loud. In all of my time of reading, no book has made me stop and think so much by the first sentence. I read this series of books in the 8th grade, and I am a senior in high school now, but this sentence has still stayed with me.
Favorite Character Arc: Shatter Me by Tahererh Mafi
Throughout the series, my favorite character arc is that of Aaron Warner. I love his arc so much! If I had just read the first book and you were to describe how the end of series Aaron was to me, I would have been dumbfounded. There was absolutely no way that I would have predicted how he turned out. I won’t spoil too much because you should really read this series (It’s my favorite!), but the author Tahererh Mafi has a way with character development that I absolutely love!
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Favorite Descriptive Book: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
“The towering tents are striped in white and black, no golds and crimsons to be seen. No color at all, save for the neighboring trees and the grass of the surrounding fields. Black-and-white stripes on grey sky; countless tents of varying shapes and sizes, with an elaborate wrought-iron fence encasing them in a colorless world. Even what little ground is visible from outside is black or white, painted or powdered, or treated with some other circus trick. [...] You stand in the fading light, the scarf around your neck pulled up against the chilly evening breeze, waiting to see for yourself exactly what kind of circus only opens once the sun sets.”
For description alone, I love this book. It is a beautifully descriptive love story. This is the most detailed book I have ever read. The scenes are enticing and imaginative. They are so exquisite, that you can visualize and see everything in your head. This is also the only book, because of it’s expert description, that I have ever read that uses the 2nd perspective. That is when the author is putting the reader into the story.
I could talk more about some of my favorites, but alas, I can only write so much. Instead, I urge you to ponder about some of your favorites. If you can, write a comment down below and tell us some of your favorites, and if not us, tell your friends! It can be your favorite beginning, ending, fight scene, surprice, setting and a whole lot more. The possibilities are endless.
Tag(s): science fiction, romance, recommendations, junior fiction, fiction, fantasy, dystopian fiction, Acacia James
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on September 8, 2020 at 2:31 PM by Genesis Gaule
These books are physical copies and can be checked out through our Front Door Pick Up Service or by scheduling an appointment to browse in the library.
All My Mother’s Lovers by Ilana Masad
Intimacy has always eluded Maggie, until Lucia came into her life. But then Maggie’s mom dies in a car crash, and her family discovers five sealed envelopes with her will, each addressed to a man Maggie’s never heard of.
We Ride Upon Sticks by Quan Barry
The 1989 Danvers High School Falcons field hockey team will do anything to make it to the state finals—even if it means tapping into some devilishly dark powers.
Big Friendship by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
Aminatou and Ann tell the story of their equally messy and life-affirming Big Friendship—which they define as a bond that transcends life phases, geographical locations, and emotional shifts—in this honest and hilarious book.
The New One by Mike Birbiglia
Painfully true stories from a reluctant dad // After sharing some of his darkest and funniest thoughts about the decision to have a child, Mike’s and his wife’s stories evolved into a Broadway show. After seeing how it resonated with others, Mike dug deeper and created this book.
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Tag(s): witches, sports, romance, poetry, parenting, nonfiction, magic, lgbt, interpersonal relationships, humor, grief and loss, friendship, fiction, family secrets, coming-of-age, book notes
Posted to Campbell Unclassified on August 19, 2020 at 1:12 PM by Genesis Gaule
How We Fight for Our Lives by Saeed Jones
This is the stunning coming-of-age memoir about a young, black, gay man from the south as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, his country, and his own hopes and fears.
Flip-Flops and Microwaved Fish by Peter Yawitz
Yawitz offers advice for people starting out in their careers to learn how to be more than just professionsal-ish with tips that can be immediately implemented to help people adapt to their workplace culture.
Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert
After a video of former rugby player Zafir rescuing PhD student Danika goes viral with everyone shipping #DrRugbae, Dani agrees to fake date Zaf to give his children’s charity some publicity. But Dani’s determined to not get involved romantically and Zaf is determined to corrupt her stone-cold realism.
Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
Rose Gold believed she was seriously ill until she was eighteen. Turns out her mom Patty was just a really good liar. Everyone is shocked when Rose Gold takes her mother in after Patty’s time in prison, but Rose Gold knows her mother always settles a score. Unfortunately for Patty, her daughter is no longer her weak little darling.
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Tag(s): romance, psychological thriller, nonfiction, lgbt+, humor, fiction, coming-of-age, business, book notes, African Americans