one of my resolutions this year was to read one hundred books and ive been failing. BUT i have read a couple of really amazing books and i am hoping to add to this list as the year goes on!!
Alex and Eliza by Melissa De La Cruz
ok, i am not sure if i am going to be able to tell you how much i LOVE this book!! i got it for christmas and read it the first week of january. i honestly read the whole book in a day. which is super rare for me because it takes me a while to get into it. it s like 300 pages and the day after i first read it, i read it for a second time. that is how good it is. it is a fictional take on Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schyuler ‘s love story. also, the sequel one is coming out on April 19, and you can bet im going to be the first to get my hands on it.
As battle cries of the American Revolution echo in the distance, servants flutter about preparing for one of New York society’s biggest events: the Schuylers’ grand ball. Descended from two of the oldest and most distinguished bloodlines in New York, the Schuylers are proud to be one of their fledgling country’s founding families, and even prouder still of their three daughters—Angelica, with her razor-sharp wit; Peggy, with her dazzling looks; and Eliza, whose beauty and charm rival that of both her sisters, though she’d rather be aiding the colonists’ cause than dressing up for some silly ball.
Still, she can barely contain her excitement when she hears of the arrival of one Alexander Hamilton, a mysterious, rakish young colonel and General George Washington’s right-hand man. Though Alex has arrived as the bearer of bad news for the Schuylers, he can’t believe his luck—as an orphan, and a bastard one at that—to be in such esteemed company. And when Alex and Eliza meet that fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
In the pages of Alex and Eliza, #1 New York Times bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz brings to life the romance of young Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
i actually had to read this for school, and im doing a presentation on it. it is an amazing story. it honestly really opened my eyes to what a lot of people have to go through. it is the story of Malala Yousafzai. she stood up aganst the Taliban and fought for girls rights to go to school. its a really awesome girl power story and its a great story to read in March since it is the National Women’s History Month ( in America at least)
I Am Malala. This is my story.
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren’t allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn’t go to school.
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.
Now Malala is an international symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. In this Young Readers Edition of her bestselling memoir, which has been reimagined specifically for a younger audience and includes exclusive photos and material, we hear firsthand the remarkable story of a girl who knew from a young age that she wanted to change the world — and did.
Malala’s powerful story will open your eyes to another world and will make you believe in hope, truth, miracles and the possibility that one person — one young person — can inspire change in her community and beyond.
A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle
at the time that i am writing this, the movie comes out tomorrow!! im so excited and that is actually the reason i read this book. its such a cool weird bizarre book. its a science fiction book and it is incredible! it really sucks you in and keeps you guessing. i can honestly not wait for the movie to come out!! (EDIT i actually saw the movie over the weekend and you all have to see it after you read the book!! its incredible)
It was a dark and stormy night; Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger.
“Wild nights are my glory,” the unearthly stranger told them. “I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I’ll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract.”
A tesseract (in case the reader doesn’t know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L’Engle’s unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O’Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg’s father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.
i hope you all enjoyed!! please let me know your favorite book that you have read this year! let me know any blog posts that you would like to see in the future!