incorrigible children

She had chosen Dante because she found the rhyme scheme pleasingly jaunty, but she realized too late that the Inferno’s tale of sinners being cruelly punished in the afterlife was much too bloody and disturbing for young minds. Penelope could tell this by the way the children hung on her every word and demanded “More, more!” each time she reached the end of a canto and tried to stop
—  Maryrose Wood, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: the Mysterious Howling

shamu’s book recommendations. i tried to recommend as many of my faves as possible, separated into fiction and nonfiction.


  • a series of unfortunate events. lemony snicket
  • the name of this book is secret series. pseudonymous bosch
  • the night circus. erin morgenstern
  • the book thief. marcus zusak
  • i am the messenger. marcus zusak
  • the great gatsby. f. scott fitzgerald
  • every day. david levithan (haven’t read the other books in the series, but it works as a stand alone)
  • after hello. lisa mangum
  • i’ll give you the sun. jandy nelson
  • tuck everlasting. natalie babbitt.
  • since you’ve been gone. morgan matson.
  • the diviners. libba bray.
  • it’s kind of a funny story. ned vizzini
  • no exit and three other plays. jean-paul sartre
  • equus. peter shaffer
  • the phantom of the opera. gaston leroux
  • to kill a mockingbird. harper lee
  • aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe. benjamin alire sáenz
  • the incorrigible children of ashton place series. maryrose wood
  • savvy. ingrid law
  • the glass menagerie. tennessee williams
  • a wrinkle in time. madeleine l’engle


  • a room of one’s own. virginia woolf
  • i know why the caged bird sings. maya angelou 
  • night. elie wiesel
  • the narrative of a slave. frederick douglass
  • on writing. stephen king.
  • city of thieves. david benioff (this is part fiction part not so? idk how to label it)
  • slouching towards bethlehem. joan didion


  • birds of prey (1999)
  • dc bombshells
  • persepolis. marjane satrapi
  • ghostopolis. doug tenapel
  • lumberjanes
  • maus. art spiegelman
  • the princess leia comics
  • the outsiders