Great Girls Your Daughter Should Know (Before she reads Twilight) -- This is seriously one of the greatest lists I've ever seen. I read almost all of those books and they made me, in part, the strong woman I am today. I cannot recommend this list enough. <-- previous pinner, couldn't delete such a great comment.
5 books to make a better nurse
☆☆☆¾ - this YA historical fiction asks a "what if" - what if Will Scarlet was really a girl on the run from the law? Though the inevitable-in-young-adult love triangle does appear, there's more good than bad in this inventive reinterpretation of the ages-old myth of Robin Hood.
heard this NPR story and thought it sounded fascinating. the author is the chief curator at several buildings including Kensington Palace, Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London.