My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

“I wonder how much victimhood they’d be willing to grant a girl like me.”  hardcover Synopsis 2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher.  2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming… Continue reading My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

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


Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

“Most of the time, everyone deserves more than one chance. We all do things we regret now and then. You just have to carry them with you.” Hardcover copy Synopsis In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the… Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Contemporary, Fiction, Uncategorized

Regretting You by Colleen Hoover

“It means people who make mistakes usually learn from them. That doesn’t make them hypocrites. It makes them experienced Synopsis Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike. Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married… Continue reading Regretting You by Colleen Hoover


Blogtober Day Nine|Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn

In the weeks since Kara moved in, I’d crossed more thresholds than I could count. I was finally coloring outside the lines. Synopsis Olivia Foster hasn’t felt alive since her little brother drowned in the backyard pool three years ago. Then Kara Hallas moves in across the street with her mother and grandmother, and Olivia… Continue reading Blogtober Day Nine|Resurrection Girls by Ava Morgyn

Contemporary, Fiction

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” Synopsis Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's… Continue reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult


Evidence Of The Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Lying has just become so much easier than telling the truth. I don’t remember when things got so hard. But life has been a matter of keeping our heads above water for years now Synopsis A desperate young woman in Southern California sits down to write a letter to a man she’s never met—a choice… Continue reading Evidence Of The Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Contemporary, Fiction

Normal People by Sally Rooney

“No one can be independent of other people completely, so why not give up the attempt, she thought, go running in the other direction, depend on people for everything, allow them to depend on you, why not.” Synopsis At school Connell and Marianne pretend not to know each other. He’s popular and well-adjusted, star of… Continue reading Normal People by Sally Rooney

Fiction, Young Adult

We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

“We may not get to choose how we die, but we can chose how we live. The universe may forget us, but it doesn't matter. Because we are the ants, and we'll keep marching on.” Synopsis Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world… Continue reading We Are The Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson

Contemporary, Suspense/Thriller

The Au Pair by Emma Rous

"Why did he say I'm impossible? Who am I?" Synopsis Seraphine Mayes and her twin brother Danny were born in the middle of summer at their family’s estate on the Norfolk coast. Within hours of their birth, their mother threw herself from the cliffs, the au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of… Continue reading The Au Pair by Emma Rous