- To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee- Reading this book for a second time has made me appreciate the book so much more. Being forced to read a book in school you don’t appreciate it as much as you would if you read it on your own.
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan- I found this book on the bargain shelf at Barnes and Nobles and decided to give it a try and it was worth it. The book wasn’t like anything else I had ever read. It was a mystery with a little romance and a hint of science. IT is such an easy and enjoyable read.
- Paper Towns by John Green- For anyone who has ever read a book by John Green they understand his ability to capture an audience from the very first line of the book. Like his other books it has a love story to it and a hint of mystery as well as a fun adventure that would inspire anyone to take a road trip right after graduation
- The Fault in our Stars by John Green- This is the book that made me fall in love with John Green as well as cry out loud as I read it. This book takes you on an emotional roller coaster like no other book can (or at lea
st that I have read so far).
- The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd- Growing up without a mother is hard for any young girl and someone can only take their place to a point. In this fun and easy read Lily Owen travels to the town of Tiburon, SC and discovers the truth about her mother. If you like The Help here is the perfect book for to read next.
- Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer- I have had this book on my bookshelf for years now and have always seemed to pass by it and grab the one next to it to read. It wasn’t until the Blizzard of 2016 when I ran out of books to read that I finally picked it. It’s a quick, feel good and fun read about a girl who is raised by her aunt who helps diners turn around their menu. The two of them travel all over together. Hope gets to live up to her name in this book when they move to a small town in Wisconsin.
- Joyland by Stephen Kings- This is my first book that I have read of Stephen Kings and absolutely loved it. As with most mystery/ thriller books the ending is usually the best when you usually find out who did, and that stood true for this book. After reading one of Stephen Kings books i absolutely understand why people love his work!
- Looking for Alaska by John Greene- If you haven’t realized John Greene is by far one of my favorite authors. I loved this book Looking for Alaska, I loved it so much that I finished it in 3 (maybe 4) days. I loved how it was a love story and a mystery (kinda) all in one book.
- The Overachiever: The Seceret Lives of Highly Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins- This book was an eye opener! I always knew fellow classmates that would stay up all night working on homework or would take so many AP exams that they would be allowed to miss a day of school and while missing that day of school they did school work. Hearing how different students dealt with the admissions process for college as well as the pressure that they put on themselves and the pressure from their parents was very interesting and intreging. This is a great read even if you aren’t in high school or in college!
- Harry Potter Series: I know I’m super late but I finally started to read the harry potter series and am already obsessed. I wasn’t even halfway through the first book when i realized how much i loved Harry Potter. If you haven’t read them I would highly suggest starting them because you have no idea what you are missing out on (my grandpa at the age of 70-something read the books and loved them).
- Saint Anything by: Sarah Dessen// I love this book by Sarah Dessen she is my favorite author. This book was slightly different then the normal missing parent, dead sibling that she normally writes about which is why I loved it so much! It is an easy summer read and I highly recommend it.