Wildwood Dancing by Kristen Cashore The Skinny: When their father leaves for the winter due to illness, Jena and her sisters are set to look after themselves, their home, and their family's business. But after the death of their uncle, their cousin Cezar begins to reign in on their freedom, threatening their greatest secret: their… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because I like to boogie
Cinder by Marissa Meyer The Skinny: Cinder is a renowned mechanic, the step-daughter of a cruel woman, and a cyborg - a trait that makes her a second class citizen. She dreams of escape, wanting to leave her life behind for freedom. The handsome Prince Kai shows up at her mechanic's booth, asking her to… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because I wasn’t sure how I felt about robots
Heist Society by Ally Carter The Skinny: In an attempt to get out of the family business, Katarina Bishop enrolls in a private boarding school, trying to make a normal life for herself. But when your family's business is "acquisitions" it's a lot harder to escape than she originally thought. Kat is suddenly thrust back… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because I love a good thief
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak The Skinny: In the midst of WWII, Liesel Meminger comes to live with the Hubermanns in a small town outside Munich, Germany. As Germany changes, so does Liesel, both adjusting to the new circumstances they find themselves in - Germany in the middle of Hitler's power; Liesel in the… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because apparently I enjoy a good cry
A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snickett As read by Tim Curry The Skinny: After the sudden death of their parents in a mysterious fire, the Baudelaire children, now the Baudelaire orphans, are sent to live with their very distant relative Count Olaf. They are treated cruelly by their new guardian,… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because who DOESN’T love Tim Curry?
Boston Jane by Jennifer L. Holm The Skinny: Jane Peck is a girl who is a little rough around the edges, but when it's pointed out to her by the meanest girl in town she immediately runs to Miss Hepplewhite's Young Ladies Academy and enrolls. There she learns how to be a proper young lady… Continue reading Books on Tape: Because My Daily Commute Just Got a Whole Lot Longer