Best Summer Ever

I’m sure you have all heard of Book Sparks, as the they rock the social media world. Well they have a mission to make this the #bestsummerever and have currated a list of some awesome summer reads for each month of the summer. They are encouraging everyone to read along, and sent some packages out…

Every Exquisite Thing: a Review

Every Exquisite Thing by Matthew Quick 272 pages Little Brown Books.  May 2016 Young Adult Contemporary  Nanette O’Hare is an unassuming teen who has played the role of dutiful daughter, hardworking student, and star athlete for as long as she can remember. But when a beloved teacher gives her his worn copy of The Bubblegum…

Vinegar Girl: a Review

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler 240 pages Hogarth Publishers, June 2016 Retelling. Contemporary. In a modern day retelling of Shakespeare ‘s Taming of the Shrew, Anne Tyler creates a family and a story that is, in my opinion, wonderful.  Kate lives with her sister and her scientist father, and is the sole person responsible for…

The Fireman: a Review

The Fireman by Joe Hill 752 pages William Morrow May, 2016 Horror. Post Apocalyptic.  A spore from an unknown source  is plaguing the world.  Popularly known as dragon scale, or plainly the scale, once infected a person gets scrolling black designs somewhere on their body.  As the disease progresses, the black starts to get golden…

A Monster Calls: a Review 

A Monster Calls By Patrick Ness 216 pages Walker Books September, 2011 Young Adult. Fiction. Fantasy. Conor’s mother is terminally ill.  Ever since she started her treatments, he has had nightmares.   A new monster has been showing up at night now, and visits Conkr every night seeking the truth. I know I’m in the…