Book Review: Every Crooked Pot by Renée Rosen

Tweet I was sucked into Nina Goldman’s life the minute I started to read this little gem of a book from Renée Rosen. Nina was born with a strawberry birthmark that covers one of her eyes, and early on she … Continue reading

Book Review: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Tweet When my oldest daughter, Madeleine, was in fifth grade, we read Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli in our mother-daughter book club. The girls all liked it, but they couldn’t really identify well with the issues brought up in the book: … Continue reading

Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Tweet Madeleine and I have both read The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, but not with our whole mother daughter book club yet. I can’t wait until it’s our turn to pick the next book so we can suggest it. … Continue reading

Book Review: Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Tweet Uglies was on the list for both my daughters and me this summer, and somehow I got it first. I was transported into the world of main-character Tally immediately. Tally is about to turn 16 and can’t wait for … Continue reading

Book Review: Stolen Voices, Edited by Zlata Filipovic and Melanie Challenger

Tweet My seventh-grade daughter, Catherine, and I read this collection of war diaries from World War I to Iraq for our book club. We read it aloud together, and I’m glad we did. It gave us a chance to talk … Continue reading

Millions: Read the Book, Watch the Movie

Tweet My daughter, Madeleine, and I decided to try something different the last time we picked a book for her mother daughter book club. We chose to read Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce, which is also available to watch as … Continue reading

Mother-Daughter Book Club Discussion: Driver’s Ed by Caroline Cooney

Tweet Mother Daughter Book Club with my oldest daughter, Madeleine, was last night. It was a bit chaotic, with girls and moms arriving late and leaving early because of sports and homework commitments, but none of us wants to miss … Continue reading

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