Fiction, Young Adult

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

“There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.”  audiobook Synopsis This is the story of what it's like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie's letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know… Continue reading The Perks of Being A Wallflower

Fiction

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

“What you can't see is always scarier than what you can. Your eyes play tricks on you, filling in the shadows, making shapes.” audiobook Synopsis Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake . . . even more than usual.She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob, of course) are in Paris, where Cass's parents are filming their TV… Continue reading Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab

Fiction

Into The Jungle by Erica Ferencik

"Hold on to your little flame of self, because the world wants to blow it out, my beloved son." audiobook format Synopsis Lily Bushwold thought she’d found the antidote to endless foster care and group homes: a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As soon as she could steal enough cash for the plane, she was… Continue reading Into The Jungle by Erica Ferencik

Nonfiction

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

“You are a person and then you cease to be a person, and a cadaver takes your place.” audiobook format Synopsis Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In… Continue reading Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

Nonfiction

Will MY Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

We can't make death fun, but we can make learning about it fun. Death is science and history, art and literature. It bridges every culture and unites the whole of humanity. Audio book format Synopsis In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, Doughty blends her mortician’s knowledge of the body and the intriguing history behind common… Continue reading Will MY Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death by Caitlin Doughty

Uncategorized

In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

I came of age, then, I. The Dream House, wisdom practically smothering me in my sleep. Everything tasted like an almost epiphany Synopsis For years Carmen Maria Machado has struggled to articulate her experiences in an abusive same-sex relationship. In this extraordinarily candid and radically inventive memoir, Machado tackles a dark and difficult subject with… Continue reading In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado

Fiction, Uncategorized

Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

The Norse myths are the myths of a chilly place, with long, long winter nights and endless summer days, myths of a people who did not entirely trust or even like their gods, although they respected and feared them Synopsis Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction,… Continue reading Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Fiction, Uncategorized

Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances Synopsis Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead… Continue reading Murder On The Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Fiction, Uncategorized

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

How lost do you have to be to let the devil lead you home? Synopsis At a gala party thrown by her parents, Evelyn Hardcastle will be killed--again. She's been murdered hundreds of times, and each day, Aiden Bishop is too late to save her. Doomed to repeat the same day over and over, Aiden's… Continue reading The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Fiction, Uncategorized

The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup

Grief is love made homeless   Synopsis A psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been… Continue reading The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup