Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Everybody knows Daisy Jones and the Six. From the moment Daisy walked barefoot on to the stage at the Whisky, she and the band were a sensation. Their sound defined an era. Their albums were on every turntable. They sold out arenas from coast to coast.
This is the story of their incredible rise: the desire, the rivalry – and the music. Then, on 12 July 1979, Daisy Jones and the Six split up. Nobody knew why. Until now…
Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder by Reshma Saujani. Imagine if you lived without the fear of not being good enough. If you didn't care how your life looked on Instagram, or worry about what total strangers thought of you. Imagine if you could let go of the guilt, and stop beating yourself up for tiny mistakes. What if, in every decision you faced, you took the bolder path? By choosing bravery over perfection, we can find the power to claim our voice, to leave behind what makes us unhappy, and go for the things we genuinely, passionately want. Perfection may set us on a path that feels safe, but bravery leads us to the one we're authentically meant to follow.
Me & Patsy Kickin’ Up Dust by Loretta Lynn. The story of friendship between country star Patsy Cline and up and comer Loretta Lynn in the 1960s, before Cline’s untimely death at the age of 30. The two were trailblazers for women in country music, choosing to support each other rather than compete against each other, and Lynn has spent the rest of her career honouring her friend.
War Stories by Gordon Korman. There are two things Trevor loves more than anything else: playing war-based video games and his great-grandfather Jacob, who is a true-blue, bona fide war hero. At the height of the war, Jacob helped liberate a small French village, and was given a hero's welcome upon his return to America. Now it's decades later, and Jacob wants to retrace the steps he took during the war -- from training to invasion to the village he is said to have saved. Trevor thinks this is the coolest idea ever. But as they get to the village, Trevor discovers there's more to the story than what he's heard his whole life, causing him to wonder about his great-grandfather's heroism, the truth about the battle he fought, and importance of genuine valor.
The Bad Guys in Dawn of the Underlord by Aaron Blabey. The Bad Guys – I mean, Shadow Squad G – have saved the world from butt-handed evil and now it’s time to PARTY! But Mr. Snake doesn’t feel like partying. Ohhh, no. He’s WAY too powerful for that. Mr. Snake would rather mess with things that could rip open a doorway into a whole new world of horror, mayhem, and… BLOOD-CURDLING BADNESS. Better put your party pants on ice. The Bad Guys are back, baby!