Title Recommendations based on Rebecca Bunch
Jenna Hamilton just had her heart broken and received a scathing letter listing her shortcomings. A random series of unfortunate events then gets completely out of control. Suddenly everyone is looking her way, and Jenna realizes that sometimes, if you can't beat them, you might as well join them.
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions. Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously-and at great risk-documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.
It all started in 1953 when George Sr. started selling a novelty item called the frozen banana. Business boomed and George Sr. parlayed his success into a huge real estate empire. Unfortunately, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finally caught up to his creative accounting practices, and now he's facing serious prison time. His irresponsible wife Lucille takes on the CEO role, and his responsible son Michael Bluth tries to pick up the pieces. But given their completely dysfunctional family, it's not going to be easy.
James Joyce's supremely innovative fictional autobiography is also, in the apt phrase of the biographer Richard Ellmann, nothing less than "the gestation of a soul." For as he describes the shabby, cloying, and sometimes terrifying Dublin upbringing of his alter ego, Stephen Dedalus, Joyce immerses the reader in his emerging consciousness, employing language that ranges from baby talk to hellfire sermon to a triumphant artist's manifesto. The result is a novel of immense boldness, eloquence, and energy, a work that inaugurated a literary revolution and has become a model for the portrayal of the self in our time.
Angel, a 240-year old vampire cursed with a conscience, haunts the dark streets of Los Angeles alone. But after he meets a half-demon with mysterious visions, Angel realizes his true purpose: to help those in danger with the hope that he may have a chance to redeem himself and save his own soul. Angel is a meditation on walking the line between good and evil, on being an outsider, on trying to do good in a no-good world. Vibrant characters, difficult questions, and plenty of heart-pounding action sequences make up a storyline where not only is it hard to do the right thing, it's hard to know what the right thing is.
In West Baltimore, neighborhoods are tough and filled with gangs and guns. There, it's play or get played. Stringer Bell and his childhood friend Avon Barksdale have turned a once-modest drug-dealing ring into a drug empire. But they can't shake pesky detective Jimmy McNulty's operation, which is slowly but surely building a case against them. That is, if other gangs don't get to them first.
Scream Queens is set at the house of Kappa Kappa Tau, the top sorority on the campus of Wallace University. Normally, the sorority is focused on parties, dating, and other fun. But now the Kappas are being targeted by a mysterious killer who wears a devil costume. And there just might be a chance that the Red Devil is one of the Kappas themselves.
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!
Heart of Darkness follows Marlow, a riverboat captain, on a voyage into the African Congo at the height of European colonialism. Astounded by the brutal depravity he witnesses, Marlow becomes obsessed with meeting Kurtz, a famously idealistic and able man stationed farther along the river. What he finally discovers, however, is a horror beyond imagining.
Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
The former co-creator of TV's Seinfeld goes into his office every day, but doesn't do much work. Though he does entertain himself with side projects including a lead role in a revival of The Producers, a Seinfeld reunion episode, and a brief stint as a car salesman. He's the go-to person for telling it how it is, and as long as a few off-color remarks don't bother you, he's great company.
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.
In 18th century England, the close relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill is threatened by the arrival of Sarah's cousin, Abigail Hill, resulting in a bitter rivalry between the two cousins to be the Queen's favourite.
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
The Metamorphosis begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, waking to find himself transformed into an insect. The tale is about family, alienation, and a giant bug.