Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Author : Malala Yousafzai
Genre : Auto Biography
"When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls' education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world." ( from Goodreads )
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Author : Richard Branson
Genre : Biography
"Throughout my life I have achieved many remarkable things. In Screw It, Let's Do It, I will share with you my ideas and the secrets of my success, but not simply because I hope they'll help you achieve your individual goals.
Today we are increasingly aware of the effects of our actions on the environment, and I strongly believe that we each have a responsibility, as individuals and organisations, to do no harm. I will draw on Gaia Capitalism to explain why we need to take stock of how we may be damaging the environment, and why it is up to big companies like Virgin to lead the way in a more holistic approach to business." From goodreads
Such an inspirational book! You will find many quotes in here that are very meaningful. I would recommend this to anyone!
Author : Mary Hooper
Genre : Fiction
WRONGED. HANGED. ALIVE? (AND TRUE!)
Anne can't move a muscle, can't open her eyes, can't scream. She lies immobile in the darkness, unsure if she'd dead, terrified she's buried alive, haunted by her final memory—of being hanged. A maidservant falsely accused of infanticide in 1650 England and sent to the scaffold, Anne Green is trapped with her racing thoughts, her burning need to revisit the events—and the man—that led her to the gallows.
Meanwhile, a shy 18-year-old medical student attends his first dissection and notices something strange as the doctors prepare their tools . . . Did her eyelids just flutter? Could this corpse be alive?
Amazing book! This book you can not put down. And based on a true story! I would recommended this book for 14+.
Author : Anthony Horomitz
Genre : Adventure fiction , Spy Fiction , Mystery
"Alex Rider has been through a lot for his fourteen years. He's been shot at by international terrorists, chased down a mountainside on a makeshift snowboard, and has stood face-to-face with pure evil. Twice, young Alex has managed to save the world. And twice, he has almost been killed doing it. But now Alex faces something even more dangerous. The desperation of a man who has lost everything he cared for: his country and his only son. A man who just happens to have a nuclear weapon and a serious grudge against the free world. To see his beloved Russia once again be a dominant power, he will stop at nothing. Unless Alex can stop him first... Uniting forces with America's own CIA for the first time, teen spy Alex Rider battles terror from the sun-baked beaches of Miami all the way to the barren ice fields of northernmost Russia. Come along for the thrilling ride of a lifetime." (From the blurb )
I love this series ! It has everything I want in a book action , mystery and secret agents. You can not put this book down you are some how made to keep reading till you have consumed the whole book. You will feel you body tensing with every gun shot. I would recommend this for anyone who likes these kinds of book.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Author : Stephen R. Lawhead
Genre : Historical Fiction , Medieval fantasy
" After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest--and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion--Will joins the heroic archer and his men.
Now, however, Will is in prison for a crime he did not commit. His sentence is death by hanging--unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts.
That, of course, he will never do.
Wales is slowly falling under the control of the invading Normans, and King William the Red has given his ruthless barons control of the land. In desperation, the people turn to King Raven and his men for justice and survival in the face of the ever-growing onslaught.
From deep in the forest they form a daring plan for deliverance, knowing that failure means death for them all. " ( from the back of the book "
This is an great read , I would recommend this to anyone. You will feel yourself being pulled in and become one of the characters
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Author : David Oliver Relin
Genre : Memoir , Biography
"In 1993 , Greg Mortenson tried to climb K2 , which is the second highest mountain in the world. On the way down , he becomes lost in the mountains of Pakistan and stumbles into a poor village. There, the village chief and his people offered Greg even more than three cups of tea; They nursed his back to health. Moved by their kindness , he promised to return and build a school their children. " ( from the back of the book)
This is an inspirational that every one should aspire to and read. This man has change many lives and has given children a education that can help get a job and survive. Even though I do prefer fiction this is still a great book to read.I would recommend this book to 11+
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Author : Stephew R. Lawhead
" When Bran's father is murdered by Norman soldiers, he flees to London seeking justice. The journey is long and hard - and suffering of those he meets along the way fuels his anger.
With his demands dismissed, Bran has no choice but to return home, where a worse fate awaits him. His lands have been confiscated and his people enslaved by a brutal and corrupt regime.
Should Bran flee or protect his people by surrendering to his father's murderers? The answer, perhaps, is known only to the Raven King - a creature of myth and magic born of the forest darkest shadows " ( form the back of the book )
When I read this book it made me want to read more and more. To me it drags me into the book and make me feel like the spar driving through my shoulder or shooting an arrow. I recommend this book for older readers.