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…

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

This is not like The Girl on the Train so if you start reading this book thinking that it will be, you will really be disappointed. That being said, I really enjoyed reading this book. I love historical fiction and this had the fake history of a town that had 17th century witch trials in…

#emojiathon

My TBR for #emojiathon starting June 1st (all pictured except Into the Water): 🎁I’ll Give You The Sun ❤️The Upside of Unrequited 😍Flame in the Mist ☺️Hunted 😱The Woman in Cabin 10 😬Defy the Stars 👀Dark Matter 😂Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo 😒Empress of a Thousand Skies 👯🤑Into the Water 🍬 Eliza and Her…

The Fall of Lisa Bellow by Susan Perabo

Haunting… A look into the mind of a 13 year old girl who witnessed a robbery and the abduction of her popular classmate and the fallout in her own life, family and community. Meredith goes through a range of emotions as she sorts through her memories of what happened during the abduction as well as…

Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

There is a lot of raw emotion in this book. That being said, I could have read this book in one sitting. Grief and secrets are themes that popped up throughout the book. The two main characters, Juliet and Declan, both lost a family member and feel they are responsible for the death. Juliet’s mother…

Cheesus Was Here by J. C. Davis

This story slowly wrapped its way around my heart and squeezed. Delaney’s family fell apart soon after her sister Clare died of cancer. It is a year later and her dad abandoned the family and left town, rarely calling and her mom is a zombie, only leaving her room to work night shift at a…

Dead Letters by Caite Dolan-Leach

This book threw me through a loop. I thought I knew where it was going and I was totally wrong. Ava and Zelda are twins who seem to feed off each other in an unhealthy way and also support each other in while growing up a broken home with alcoholic, psychological abusive parents. They have…

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

So the beautiful cover drew me to this book initially. This was a hard book to get through for me since the story seemed to go so slow due to all the world and character building. Set in a world filled with magic, Tea is born into a family that has more magical abilities than…

Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential by Karena Virginia and Dharm Khalsa

This was a well-put together book on the background and basics of yoga and kundalini yoga. There are step-by-step instructions on how to do poses and breathing exercises with pictures. Yoga teachers and students would appreciate this book to add to their personal practice.  I added this to my yoga reference library and love paging through…