Purple Haze – A Book List

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Heya Bookworms!

How is everyone doing? I hope you’re all well. I have here the book list of the month for you here. I love doing these because it not only opens me up to new reading material/ideas, but also you!

This book list is inspired by the month of April. The fresh spring we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Can’t express enough how happy I am about that. The color purple always makes me think of April, too.

So here we go!

 

Wicked
Author: Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie
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Moonglass
Author: Jesse Kirby
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96 Words For Love
Author: Rachel Roy & Ava Dash
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Amazon

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Slayer
Author: Kiersten White
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Stained
Author: Cheryl Rainfield
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Amazon

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Arclight
Author: Josin L. McQuein
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The Hollow
Author: Jessica Verday
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Amazon

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Lucid
Author: Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass
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Penguin Random House

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The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
Author: Lauren Kate
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Penguin Random House

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The Color Purple
Author: Alice Walker
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I hope you find one you possibly add to your TBR list and if you’ve already read one, some, or all of these, did you enjoy it/them?

P. S. Who’s excited about Avengers: endgame!!?? I am! afviejan’dkjfa’djhgroi! I also seriously love these Antman memes. Never getting old. Everyone’s logical idea to beat Thanos is to have Antman go up his butt. LOL. Like what!? Too funny.

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And 3 hours long?

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More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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New Year’s Resolution of 2018

I made it!

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If you’re new to The Scarlet Reader or haven’t caught up lately you’re probably wondering what I’m talking about. Well, at the beginning of 2018 I made a bookish New Year’s Resolution. All my regular resolutions I make always get broken and pretty early in the year too. That may be because I always make it out to be: I’m not going to be a klutz this year. Which, of course, a week, two weeks later, I trip up the stairs or run into the doorway. So, New Year’s Resolution book style seemed more fun and challenging.

Side Note: I ran into something this week, don’t know when, and now there’s an ugly yellow bruise on my hand. Awesome.

Moving on!

My resolution this year was to read from 25 authors I’ve never read from before. I wanted to do this to open up my spectrum of interests in reading and get introduced to many different styles and stories I’d never thought of or heard of. I also wanted to get to some authors I’ve been meaning to for years.

Below, I have the list of books from my resolution from worst to best. Sooooo…here you go!

 

25.

What a Girl Wants

Author: Lindsey Kelk

What a Girl Wants - The Scarlet Reader

Review: here

 

24.

House of Dark Shadows

Author: Robert LiParulo

House of Dark Shadows

Review: here

 

23.

Something Strange and Deadly

Author: Susan Dennard

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Review: here

 

22.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Author: Jules Verne

JTCE

Review: here

 

21.

Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

Me Before You

Review: here

 

20.

Of Mice and Men

Author: John Steinbeck

of Mice and Men

Review: here

 

19.

The Witching Hour

Author: Anne Rice

Witching Hour

Review: here

 

18.

The Timekeeper

Author: Mitch Albom

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Review: here

 

17.

The Space Between

Author: Brenna Yovanoff

Space Between

Review: here

 

16.

Wicked Lovely

Author: Melissa Marr

Wicked Lovely

Review: here

 

15.

Wind in the Willows

Author: Kenneth Graham

Wind in the Willows

Review: here

 

14.

Girls in the Picture

Author: Melanie Benjamin

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Review: here

 

13.

Kissed by an Angel

Author: Elizabeth Chandler

Kissed by an Angel

Review: here

 

12.

Lightning

Author: Dean Koontz

Lightning

Review: here

 

11.

Forever…

Author: Judy Blume

Forever

Review: here

 

10.

Marked

Author: Sarah Fine

Marked

Review: here

 

9.

A Wild Swan and Other Tales

Author: Michael Cunningham

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Review: here

 

8.

Love + Gelato

Author: Jennifer Evans Welch

Love and Gelato

Review: here

 

7.

Bloodlines

Author: Richelle Mead

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Review: here

 

6.

The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

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Review: here

 

5.

Wither

Author: Lauren De Stefano

Wither

Review: here

 

4.

Jay’s Journal

Author: Anonymous

Jay's Journal

Review: here

 

3.

The Thing About Jellyfish

Author: Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish

Review: here

 

2.

Thanks for the Trouble

Author: Tommy Wallach

Thanks for the Trouble

Review: here

 

1.

Ender’s Game

Author: Orson Scott Card

Ender's Game

Review: here

 

IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!!!

Just kidding. But, this is the list of my least favorite to my major favorite. Number 1 and 2 were hard too. New Year’s Resolution of 2018 officially complete.

 

Soon enough, I’ll have a new New Year’s Resolution, but until then,

See you on the next page, in the next chapter, at the end of the book,

Whichever one you choose.

Love you, bookworms.

 

More to come soon…

  -K.

 

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Let It Snow – A Book List

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My bookworms,

Let’s cuddle up in our favorite sweats. Cocoon in a favorite blanket. The snow is falling outside. It’s coming down so hard and so much that you’re shocked it’s so silent. That white fluffy stuff has blocked in the car, so you’re not going anywhere. Make some hot cocoa. Overfill it with marshmallows. The big ones. And pull out a good book or series to keep you company.

Here’s some good snowy days reads. Got a little bit of everything. Not one is the same. Like snowflakes.

 

Lord of the Rings trilogy
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

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A classic journey of adventure, friendship, and bravery. All because of a ring.

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Stealing Snow
Author: Danielle Paige

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Snow White locked up in the psychiatric unit…but she isn’t crazy. Her kiss just turned her boyfriend psycho and he’s taken away before

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The Lunar Chronicles series
Author: Marissa Meyer

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Fairytales take a modern, tech twist in this action-packed series where Cinder aka Cinderella is a badass cyborg mechanic.

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Fracture
Author: Megan Miranda

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By the time Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy cold water, her heart stopped beating. But somehow…she survived.

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Dear Evan Hansen
Author: Val Emmich

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A letter meant to never be read puts a boy in the middle of a family’s grief and soon he’s too far in and the damage is done.

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Cruel Prince
Author: Holly Black
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To earn a place among the High Court of Faerie, Jude will have to defy a cruel prince and face the consequences along with it. Can she bear it?

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Red Queen series
Author: Victoria Aveyard

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Divided by blood and power—red and silver. Reds are the commoners. Silvers are the gods. When a red possesses the god-like powers of a silver, she’s swept away into the elite life, but she must be careful. One misstep could mean her death.

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To All the Boys I’ve Love Before trilogy
Author: Jenny Han

To All the Boy I've Loved Before

Love letters have been mailed. When they get answered all kinds of craziness breaks out for Lara Jean Covey.

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Dead to You
Author: Lisa McMann
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When a boy is abducted at seven years old and then returned at sixteen it’s a miracle…at first.

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The Book Thief
Author: Markus Zusak

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Stealing a The Gravedigger’s Handbook is the first act of thievery. The start of an affair with books and words in this intense book taking place during Nazi Germany.

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More to come soon…

-K.

 

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That’s What Friends Are For – A Book List

Hello, loves.

With Thanksgiving coming up, I decided on a booklist to represent friendship. I know personally, I’m thankful for my family and friends. Sometimes I’m a lot to put up with LOL.

Whether we’re up or down. In great times of need. Blood or not. Friends are always there for us. This book list is dedicated to them. With love, tragedy, heartache, and hardships, life would be a different beast if we had to tame it by ourselves.

And sometimes it isn’t easy to have friends. You’ll fight and cry and may not speak for days or weeks or months, but you know they’re not far away and that you’ll make up. Sometimes you drift apart and that’s okay, too. Make room for as many as possible is my advice.

Like an onion or a flower, sweet or sour, there will be many. Only a few will crack open your heart and be in your special circle. The circle you pair your family in, and it won’t matter how far away you are from each other. It’s the heart that keeps you connected (and of course social media these days LOL).


The Rules of Magic
Author: Alice Hoffman

The Rules of Magic

“Don’t live a little. Live a lot.”

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A Wrinkle in Time
Author: Madeleine L’Engle

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“We can’t take any credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.”

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The Thing About Jellyfish
Author: Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish

“But a person doesn’t always know the difference between a new beginning and a forever sort of ending.”

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Author: Rick Riordan

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“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.”

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Daughters of the Moon
Author: Lynne Ewing

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. You get nowhere standing up, so get up on that seat and go!”

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Author: Ann Brashares

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“Maybe, sometimes, it’s easier to be mad at the people you trust because you know they’ll always love you, no matter what.”

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The DUFF
Author: Kody Keplinger

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“You can lie to yourself if you want, but reality is going to catch up with you. I’ll be waiting when it does… whether you like it or not.”

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Pay It Forward
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde

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“What’s weird is when you mean a lot more to somebody else than they ever meant to you. I mean, a whole lot more. Like life on two whole different planets.”

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The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik
Author: David Arnold

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“But I also know that sometimes—not always, but in the best of cases—innocence lost can be knowledge gained, and I think this is one of those times.”

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Sisters in Sanity
Author: Gayle Forman

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“It’s just that we’d like to think that craziness and sanity are on opposite ends of an ocean, but really they’re more like neighboring islands.”

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More to come soon…

-K.

 

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All Hallows Read – A Book List

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Halloween book list!

 

Halloween. Is there a better time for a book list! I think not! And there are so many scary books to choose from! If I haven’t said it enough, I LOVE Halloween. I can’t get enough of it and the books that come out during this time of year, I love to see which one will scare me the most.

So, grab a flashlight, hide under the covers, of even just dim the lights or sit by the fire…

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Here are some killer YA books to pick up this scary season.

 

The Sacrifice Box
Author: Martin Stewart

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Don’t go back to the box alone.

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Hocus Pocus & The All New Sequel
Author: A. W. Jantha

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The Sanderson Sisters are back for an encore.

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The Wood
Author: Chelsea Bobulski
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It’s dark and sinister and alluring. Don’t go in alone or you might not come out.

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Little Monsters
Author: Kara Thomas

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Sometimes appearances cane be deceiving. 

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that’s NOT what happened
Author: Kody Keplinger
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Finding the truth has it’s consequences.

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Paper Valentine
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
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Love can be killer.

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Something Strange and Deadly
Author: Susan Dennard
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There is something strange and zombie on the loose…

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More to come soon…

-K.

 

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The ABCs of YA ( A Booklist)

Hello book clan! How have you been?

It’s already the middle of September. Wowzers.

This is the book list for the month. It’s quite a long one compared to the norm.

The ABC book list is really popular, and I couldn’t help, but jump on the bandwagon. My ABC’s are based on a Young Adult list. As you know, that’s the forte I love. Maybe you’ve already completed part of this list. I know I can check a couple of them off.

Now, I don’t have descriptions. BUT! If you click the Goodreads links they will take you to the book description, so click away, find new books to put on your list, or even make this a To Read check list.

 

A…

Ash Princess
Author: Laura Sebastian

ash princess

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B…

Broken Beautiful Hearts
Author: Kami Garcia

Broken Beautiful Hearts

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C…

Children of Blood and Bone
Author: Tome Adeyemi

Children of Blood and Bone

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D…

Darkest Minds
Author: Alexandra Bracken

Darkest Minds

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E…

Echoes
Author: Alice Reeds

Echoes

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F…

Flame in the Mist
Author: Renee Ahdieh

Flame in the Mist

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G…

The Gathering
Author: Kelley Armstrong

The Gathering

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H…

Holding Up the Universe
Author: Jennifer Niven

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I…

Ink and Bone
Author: Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone

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J…

Just One Day
Author: Gayle Foreman
Just One Day

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K…

Kissed by An Angel
Author: Elizabeth Chandler

Kissed by an Angel

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L…

Love & Luck
Author: Jenna Evans Welch

Love and Luck

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M…

Monday’s Not Coming
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson

Monday's Not Coming

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N…

Nyxia
Author: Scott Reintgen

Nyxia

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O…

One of Us is Lying
Author: Karen M. McManus

One of Us is Lying

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P…

Poison Princess
Author: Kresley Cole

Poison Princess

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Q…

The Queen’s Rising
Author: Rebecca Ross

Queen's Rising

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R…

Roar
Author: Cora Carmack

Roar

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S…

Sweep
Author: Cate Tieran
Sweep

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T…

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
Author: Jenny Han

To All the Boy I've Loved Before

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U…

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

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V…

Vengance
Author: Megan Miranda

Vengeance

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W…

The Wish List
Author: Eoin Colfer

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X…

X-Isle
Author: Steve Augarde

X-Isle

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Y…

You Will Be Mine
Author: Natasha Preston

You Will Be Mine

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Z…

Zenith
Author: Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings

Zenith

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A couple of these I’ve got on my cue list to read and a few others I really want to add to it. There are a couple I’ve read like Children of Blood and Bone, The Wish List, Poison Princess (I can’t tell you how many times I’ve already geeked out about this book. Rereading the series right now actually.), and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and I think they are great to add to this list.

 

More to come soon…

-K.

 

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I’m Not Crying, You’re Crying – A Book List

There are books out there that really yank on the heart. They yank so hard that you cry, and those teardrops fall onto the pages, seeping in. Those tear-jerkers are emotional gutbusters. I like these kinds of books every once in a while. They evoke some deep emotions. Make me feel like I’m not an utter robot. That’s good right? Of course! We all need a good cry sometimes.

Cry Cry

Here are some phenomenal tear-jerkers that you can fall asleep crying to at night.

 

 

A Walk to Remember
Author: Nicholas Sparks

A Walk to Remember

Landon Carter had gone with a girl or two. And then he met Jamie, the town minister’s daughter and the last person he ever thought he’d fall in love with. She was quiet, always carried her Bible and was content living her life in her own way with her own beliefs.

After getting partnered with Jamie for a project, Landon’s life was never the same

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the thing about jellyfish
Author: Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish

After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is determined to figure out the real cause of it and she believes it’s because of a jellyfish sting. She will stop at nothing to prove this theory, retreating into her own world to prove it. Her journey leads her to explore life, death, and aching tragedy as she struggles with a reality without her friend.

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The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green

The Fault in Our Stars

Though her tumor has shrunk, giving her a few extra years, Hazel is terminal…dying. And she accepts it. When Augustus Waters appears at a support group Hazel knows that her life—at least the end of it—will never be the same.

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Before I Die
 Author: Jenny Downham

Before I Die

This is Tessa’s story. She’s rebelling, Amid this rebellion, she has ten things she wants to do to release her from this restraining life she’s been living, and why not? She gets a taste of new reality that send her spinning and yet, ground her. As she goes on completing her goals, reality sets in as she is reminded of what’s most precious, making her wish that she wasn’t dying.

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Bridge to Terabithia
 Author: Katherine Paterson

Bridge to Terabithia

Jess Aarons has one goal. To be the fastest runner in his grade. He’s been practicing, but that means nothing when the new girl, Leslie Burke, beats him and everyone else. Bold and kind, she and Jess become fast friends, and they come to create one of the most magical places of the imagination—Terabithia.

Just close your eyes and keep your mind wide open.

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Perks of Being a Wallflower
Author: Stephen Chbosky

Perks of Being a Wallflower

Caught up in adolescence, Charlie tries to steer through carefully. From first dates to family drama to young love to the Rocky Horror Picture Show, he is stuck between living his life and running from it. Charlie will learn to navigate this crazy ride called life.

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If I Stay
Author: Gayle Foreman

If I Stay

Mia is caught between life and death after a car crash kills her parents and little brother. But, he’s telling her to stay. Adam. From having many choices to having only one, will she fight to remain or let go and be with her family?

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More to come soon…

-K.

 

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