Friday Reads: Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

It’s almost time for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon!!

I’ve saved Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls specifically for the readathon, and I can’t wait to start it. Since it’s YA, I’m hoping it will be a good choice to read during the event.

Keep scrolling for this week’s Book Beginnings and The Friday 56



Book Beginnings is a bookish meme hosted by Rose City Reader that asks you to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you’re reading, along with your initial thoughts/impressions.


Book Beginnings:

“You tell me that women are weak-willed! You tell me that women are weak-spirited, and foolish, and ignorant, and only fit to stay at home and raise the children.” The woman on the orange crate paused, then added, “Hardly seems fair on the children, does it?”

How perfect is this opening speech being given by a suffragette?!! I hope the novel will be a good blend of history, feminism, romance, and adventure.




The Friday 56 is a bookish meme hosted by Freda’s Voice that asks you to: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 and find a sentence that grabs you.


The Friday 56:

“I told you,” said May. “My name’s May. Mama and I came to hear Miss Pankhurst speak, because we think she’s interesting. And then I came here today because I wanted to see you. Because I think you’re interesting. You do want to see me again, don’t you? Because I can go away if you don’t.”

Yay for the Miss Pankhurst mention! I wonder if any of the family will make appearances in the novel? It’s always refreshing to see LGBT relationships represented in YA fiction as well. Representation matters!


What are you looking forward to reading this weekend? Best of luck with the #readathon if you are participating!



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