Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

With the United Commonwealth teetering on the brink of all-out civil-war, this is the moment to lead that gifted student and Testing survivor Cia Vale has trained for. Having discovered the brutal truth behind The Testing, she has vowed to end it once and for all. As Cia plunges through layers of deception and danger, … Continue reading Graduation Day (The Testing #3) by Joelle Charbonneau

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Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

From Harper Lee comes a landmark new novel set two decades after her beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, To Kill a Mockingbird. Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch--"Scout"--returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean … Continue reading Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

With her brutal Testing experience forgotten thanks to a government-issued memory wipe, seventeen-year-old Cia Vale is eager to begin her studies at the Commonwealth's elite University, as is Tomas, the boy she loves. Their bright futures are threatened by the past, however, when violent nightmares that feel more like memories force Cia to question reality … Continue reading Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

The Round House by Louise Erdrich

One Sunday in the spring of 1988, a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked. The details of the crime are slow to surface because Geraldine Coutts is traumatized and reluctant to relive or reveal what happened, either to the police or to her husband, Bazil, and thirteen-year-old son, Joe. In one day, … Continue reading The Round House by Louise Erdrich

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Geologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life - but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours … Continue reading Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau

The United Commonwealth reviews the achievements of yearly graduates in all of its eighteen colonies. Top students are brought to Tosu City for testing to attend the University and become future leaders of the Commonwealth. Question One: What makes an ideal testing candidate? Cia vale, of the Five Lakes Colony, is an exemplar of the … Continue reading The Testing (#1) by Joelle Charbonneau

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Lawyer Atticus Finch defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee's classic, Puliter Prize-winning novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white woman. Through the eyes of Atticus's children, Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unanswering honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep … Continue reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

The List by Patricia Forde

In the city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. Speak outside the approved lexicon and face banishment. The exceptions are the Wordsmith and his apprentice Letta, the keepers and archivists of all language in their post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval world.  On the death of her master, Letta is suddenly promoted to Wordsmith, charged … Continue reading The List by Patricia Forde