Author: J.C. Noble

A Game of Thrones: Book 1 of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin

What’s it about? George R.R. Martin has crafted a unique and relatable world to place the exquisite characters he creates in A Game of Thrones. The land of Westeros is reminiscent of medieval Europe with a few unusual twists; the seasons of summer and winter last for a decade or more and mythical creatures like dire wolves and dragons roam the land. A Game of Thrones follows three separate story lines in three different geographical locations. In the North of the Seven Kingdoms Eddard Stark is the lord of Winterfell and strives to govern his land with a stern,...

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

What’s it about? The Art of Racing in the Rain is told through the perspective of Enzo; a philosophical and opinionated dog who embarks on a soul-changing journey with his human family. Enzo begins his story with his first meeting with Denny Swift, a young race car driving bachelor.  His blunt and witty narration, paired with his pure heart, immediately captivate you and keep you spellbound for the entire book. As Denny meets his future wife, gets married and discovers the joy of a new baby, Enzo acts as a loyal and unwavering force for Denny. He is an integral...

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The Help by Kathryn Stockett

What’s it about? The Help begins in 1962 in Jackson, Mississippi where the civil rights movement is just beginning. Kathryn Stockett beautifully illustrates the emotional climate of this tumultuous time through the perspective of three unique and courageous women. Aibileen Clarke is a 53 year old black maid who has recently lost her only child and pours all of her energy and love into the upbringing of the white daughter of her employer. The death of her son has planted a bitter seed of resentment towards the white population of Jackson that she struggles to hide. Minny Jackson is Aibileen’s...

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