Guest Post by Jess C Scott—Into The Past
BOOK SUMMARY (The Other Side of Life): A thieving duo’s world turns upside down when an Elven rogue uncovers the heinous dealings of a megacorporation.
What books would Jess recommend at 8, 16 and 24 years old?
Tough question, but I’ve tried to narrow the list down (with my own sneaky methods)!
Book Recommendations @ 8 Years Old
1. The Twits, Matilda (any of Roald Dahl’s books for kids)
2. Robin of Sherwood (Michael Morpurgo / beautifully illustrated by Michael Foreman)
3. Tales of King Arthur (James Riordan / I think the Robin Hood and King Arthur legends are timeless, and are a great introduction to the vast world of books and reading)
Book Recommendations @ 16 Years Old
1. Anything by Vivian Vande Velde, and Jane Yolen
2. Classics [Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare—whatever suits your fancy :)]
3. Anything/Everything you can get your hands on (magazines, blogs, textbooks, non-fiction books, novels, etc).
Book Recommendations @ 24 years Old (Jess’s current age)
These are books which I think people HAVE to read at least once, in their lives.
1. Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy)
2. 1984 (George Orwell)
3. Little Birds by Anais Nin; Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence; and/or Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (mature audience)
Happy reading, and thanks for having me as a guest today!
Jess identifies herself as an author/artist/non-conformist. Her literary work has appeared in a diverse range of publications, such as Word Riot, ITCH Magazine, and The Battered Suitcase. She is currently working on several multiple-genre-crossing projects, including her trilogy featuring cyberpunk elves.
Find Jess at any of the links below!
Thanks for stopping by! A special thanks to Teen Book Scene for hosting this tour! And de sure to check back on March 3rd for my review of The Other Side of Life by Jess C. Scott!