I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

This book made me wish I was an artist or had any artistic abilities at all because of all the descriptions of the characters creating the art and their feeling while creating. Jude and Noah are twins that seem inseparable before high school. They are both artistic and their mother encourages them to apply to…

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Loved this book! I am not usually not into descriptive, world-building, long books but this book sucked me into the world and made me care about the characters. Lazlo Strange is an orphan who ends up being raised at a monastery and then ends up as a librarian at the Great Library. Strange is attracted…

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

So I thought this was going to be like Night Circus but I ended up loving this book so much more. You are immediately on Scarlett’s side from the very beginning when you meet her controlling, abusive father, her seemingly reckless sister Tella who she loves deeply and is fiercely loyal to, and see how…

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I liked this book for the way it illustrated how hurt people hurt people. This is a retelling/prequel of Alice in Wonderland that gives a lot of background of how the Queen of Hearts came into being and added the Jabberwocky to the story. The main character, Catherine wants to open a bakery with her…

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

So I loved the characters but wish the story/ plot was more interesting. Molly and her twin sister Cassie and their friends and family are interesting and people that I wish were in my life. But it took me a month to read this book since I am not into teen romance and the story…

Every Body Yoga by Jessamyn Stanley

This book is a great guide for anyone that is uncomfortable with their body and hesitant to do yoga. Jessamyn goes through how to use props as well as the type of yoga and yoga class etiquette. She makes the readers feel at ease with telling her journey into yoga and her feelings about being…

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This is my 3rd book I have read for #emojiathon for challenge 🍬 “book that is like candy to you.” I would have never heard of this book and probably would have never read this book if it had not been in May’s Owlcrate box. I started reading this book and could not stop. I…

Columbine by Dave Cullen

The Columbine shooting was one of the defining moments in the American history and a turning point in the way schools handled school bullying and student safety. This happened my freshman year of high school and I remember how this scared so many people. I even had a science teacher have class discussion on what…

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel

This family was super-creepy to me from the very beginning. And as you read, their secret becomes very obvious but it is not stated right away. When Lane’s mother kills herself, Lane goes to live with her grandparents on their farm called Roanoke in Kansas. She learns from her cousin, Allegra about the Roanoke girls,…

Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi

So have you ever read a book where there is all this hype and everyone seems to like/have on their reading list and you read it and are like “It was okay, I guess?” That was this book to me. How the author made an interesting story and topic so boring is beyond me… The…

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

So people seem to either love or hate this book. I love mysteries and psychological thrillers so I enjoyed this book. I disliked most of the characters. But I overall enjoyed the book. The main character is Rachel, the most pathetic woman ever who will annoy you with her poor choices and unreliable memory and…