Young Adult

“Young Adult – that’s industry-speak” Young Adult was refreshing. Mavis is a complicated, self-centered, realistic character. Prom queen-turned-divorced young adult novelist, Mavis is already emotionally unstable and receiving the birth announcement for her high school boyfriend’s sends her reeling – all the way back to her small hometown. She makes quick work of her high schoolContinue reading “Young Adult”

Will Grayson, will grayson

Hands down, one of the highlights of last summer. Anything John Green and David Levithan pen, individually, is beautifully orchestrated with humor and heat-string-pulling emotion and this collaboration is a must-read for fans of both authors. Will Grayson, will grayson is the best of both writers in one novel. The title characters, both of whom areContinue reading “Will Grayson, will grayson”

Anything But Ordinary

This better be the only rotten apple in my book crop. My method for selecting books had failed until this. Amazon likes to suggest books for me, based on other books I have viewed. In turn, I will read a summary of them, check if they are available in a library within my county, andContinue reading “Anything But Ordinary”

Gingerbread

Gingerbread, written by Rachel Cohn, is a book I found during middle school. When my friends and I would go to the mall, I would always have to hit up the book store. Gingerbread sat on my bookcase, virtually unread by me, for 5+ years. Coming home from break to a snowstorm yesterday motivated meContinue reading “Gingerbread”

Rumspringa

Did you know that the Amish use celery as a wedding decoration? I didn’t know that until I read this, and found that quite interesting (Definitely making me re-think flowers at a wedding). This was a savory bit on non-fiction to sink into over a weekend (I love sub-cultures) and enjoyed it at Avenue overContinue reading “Rumspringa”

Looking for Alaska

First Friend. First Girl. Last words. John Green is the King. Once, when I was working, I overheard a disgruntled parent whine that “the reason boys don’t like to read is, because there’s nothing out there for them to read”. She got that impression because SHE was looking for a book, instead of having herContinue reading “Looking for Alaska”

Ghost World

Let the summer begin! Maybe this was instilled in me from the summer reading program at my childhood library, but no matter the reason, I read with a goal in mind during the summer. I reached 25 books last summer, and this summer’s mission is 40 books. Good pacing for now… Yes, like most movies,Continue reading “Ghost World”