1)Taylor Swift: Read a Memoir:
All I Know Now by Carrie Hope Fletcher
We all know that growing up is hard to do, and sometimes the only thing that makes it better are the reassuring words of someone who has walked that
bumpy road just a few steps ahead of you and somehow ended up as a fully-functioning adult. Carrie Hope Fletcher is that person.* Thanks to her phenomenally popular YouTube videos, Carrie has become an 'honorary big sister' to hundreds of thousands of young
people who turn to her for advice, friendship and, most of all, the knowledge that things will get better.
Carrie has created a safe and positive space for young people to connect and share their hopes and concerns online, and now she will share
her most personal thoughts and experiences in her first book, ALL I KNOW NOW. Part memoir, part advice guide, it will include Carrie's thoughts on some of the topics she's asked about most regularly: bullying, body image, relationships and perhaps the scariest
question of all: what does the future hold for me? With warmth, wit and a sprinkling of hard-won wisdom, Carrie will provide the essential tools for growing up gracefully . . . most of the time.
*Although she did recently post a video about how
to pee in a onesie. So the definition of 'adult' is a bit flexible here . . .
2)Fearless: Read a YA Book:
SIlver by Cheree Alsop
Silver, book one of the Silver Series, is a coming of age story about a teenage werewolf whose father is murdered.
He has to come to terms with his new life, new school, and new friends while trying to prevent more killings. Attempting to make peace with the territory’s pack and finding out that the girl next door might be more than she lets on make his situation
even more perilous.
3) Speak Now: Read a book in a trilogy
Back to the Vara by John Kerry
Two years have passed since Sammy returned from Perseopia.
She was gone less than a week, yet she came back changed.
inside her has awoken. She can sense people’s intentions, is able to affect objects with her mind. And there’s no one she can talk to about it.
Her mother won’t acknowledge her made-up fantasy stories and Esther, the old market
woman, never returned for the bracelet.
Sammy needs answers and her only hope for them lies back in Perseopia.
Journey back to the vara with Sammy Ellis as she’s once again thrust into the Fungi Forest to fend for herself. Discover
the events that led up to her first visit and learn of the fallout she created in her wake.
4) Red: Read a book with red on the cover:
Dark and Deepest Red by Anna- Marie McLemore
Summer, 1518. A strange sickness sweeps through Strasbourg:
women dance in the streets, some until they fall down dead. As rumors of witchcraft spread, suspicion turns toward Lavinia and her family, and Lavinia may have to do the unimaginable to save herself and everyone she loves.
Five centuries later,
a pair of red shoes seal to Rosella Oliva’s feet, making her dance uncontrollably. They draw her toward a boy who knows the dancing fever’s history better than anyone: Emil, whose family was blamed for the fever five hundred years ago. But there’s
more to what happened in 1518 than even Emil knows, and discovering the truth may decide whether Rosella survives the red shoes.
With McLemore's signature lush prose, Dark and Deepest Red pairs the forbidding magic of a fairy
tale with a modern story of passion and betrayal.
5)1989: Read a book with a number in the title:
The Women's History of the Modern World by Rosalinf Miles
The internationally bestselling author of Who Cooked the Last Supper? presents
a wickedly witty and very current history of the extraordinary female rebels, reactionaries, and trailblazers who left their mark on history from the French Revolution up to the present day.
Now is the time for a new women’s history —
for the famous, infamous, and unsung women to get their due — from the Enlightenment to the #MeToo movement.
Recording the important milestones in the birth of the modern feminist movement and the rise of women into greater social, economic,
and political power, Miles takes us through through a colorful pageant of astonishing women, from heads of state like Empress Cixi, Eugenia Charles, Indira Gandhi, Jacinda Ardern, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to political rainmakers Kate Sheppard, Carrie Chapman
Catt, Anna Stout, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisholm, Winnie Mandela, STEM powerhouses Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Rosalind Franklin, Sophia Kovalevskaya, Marie Curie, and Ada Lovelace, revolutionaries Olympe de Gouges, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Patyegarang,
and writer/intellectuals Mary Wollstonecraft, Simon de Beauvoir, Elaine Morgan, and Germaine Greer. Women in the arts, women in sports, women in business, women in religion, women in politics—this is a one-stop roundup of the tremendous progress women
have made in the modern era.
A testimony to how women have persisted — and excelled — this is a smart and stylish popular history for all readers.
6) Reputation: Read a book recommended to you:
Dune by Frank Herbert
Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing
consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for...
When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined.
And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.
7) Lover: Read a book you've owned the longest:
Seven Sorcerors by Caro King
Nin had never
liked Wednesdays, but this one took the biscuit. On this Wednesday she woke up to find that it was raining buckets and that her brother had ceased to exist.
8) Folklore: Read a Mythology or retelling:
Sunlight and Shadow by Cameron Dokey
A new spin on "The Magic Flute" by an acclaimed author!
In a time when the world was young and many things were quite commonplace that are now entirely forgotten, Sarastro, Mage of the Day, wed Pamina, the Queen of the Night. And in this way was the
world complete, for light was joined to dark. For all time would they be joined together. Only the ending of the world could tear them apart. In other words, in the days in which my parents married, there was no such thing as divorce....
the tale of Mina, a girl-child born on the longest night of the darkest month of the year. When her father looked at her, all he saw was what he feared: By birth, by name, by nature, she belonged to the Dark. So when Mina turned sixteen, her father took her
away from shadow and brought her into sunlight.
In retaliation, her mother lured a handsome prince into a deadly agreement: If he frees Mina, he can claim her as his bride.
Now Mina and her prince must endure deadly trials -- of love
and fate and family -- before they can truly live happily ever after....
9) Evermore: Random number Generator:
The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens