A Messy, Beautiful Life by Sara Jade Alan

Life is funny sometimes. And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer. I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom. And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” […]

Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios

A thought provoking novel parents, young girls and boys should read. Toxic relationships mostly start out as sunshine and roses and often times the victim finds themselves trapped in a tangled web they can’t seem to get out of. This book does a great job of depicting the deceit, the helplessness, the sadness in such […]

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum

“When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, everyone is surprised, most of all Kit and David.” (Blurb) This book really hits various tough topics, such as bullying, disabilities and depression, yet the writer manages to tackle them with grace. A diverse book about a beautiful friendship […]

Right Text Wrong Number by Natalie Decker Reid

Right Text Wrong Number Natalie Decker (Offsides, #1) Published by: Swoon Romance Publication date: July 11th 2017 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult High school juniors, Layla and Tyler, are complete opposites. Sure she’s a cheerleader and he’s a football player, but she thinks he’s the biggest jerk in the school and he thinks she is […]

Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman

I really loved this one! Kissing Max Holden is so true to real life in high school with two flawed characters that you root for until the end. It was great. 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

One of the most anticipated books of 2017, The Hate You Give is inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement. This book exposes the chaotic world of young African-American youth as they experience negative dealings with local law enforcement. This inspirational story will leave you angry, leave you thinking, leave you breathless and leave you […]

Crazy Messy Beautiful by Carrie Arcos

  Crazy, messy, AMAZING! This book had me in knots, in tears and in love! 

My Favorite Middle Grade Books of 2016!

Yes, I know, I read a lot of books. You kind of need to as a librarian, I really like to know what I put on our shelves. Not only is it my job but it is my passion. Reading makes me whole. I was so lucky to be sent so many amazing middle grade […]

My Favorite YA Retellings of 2016!

I love retellings and adaptions of my favorite classic fairy tales and classic literature. YA Retellings are among my favorite! Here are a few I read this year that I absolutely LOVED!! Shame the Stars by Guadalupe Garcia McCall A Re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet As Old as Time by Liz Braswell Beauty and the […]

Spindle by Shonna Slayton

A different take on the Sleeping Beauty tale with a unique twist. I love retellings and adaptions but most of all I love when the story takes a mind and life of its own, and that is the kind of book Spindle is. Filled with historical facts and politics of the era, this book was […]