Everyone in this Room Will Someday be Dead by Emily Austin

This was one of those books where I stubbled on it by chance. I found a sales table and took advantage. I was also drawn to it by the summary on the back of it: “Gilda can’t stop thinking about death.” Death is a topic that is both taboo and something people wonder about. “It’sContinue reading “Everyone in this Room Will Someday be Dead by Emily Austin”

The Complete Harry Potter Series (Years 1-7) by J.K. Rowling

Hi everyone! If there is anyone out there who has been wondering where I’ve been, I have been a little busy. My last post was in April and that was around the time the school year was starting to wind down. If you are a teacher you know, the end of the school year isContinue reading “The Complete Harry Potter Series (Years 1-7) by J.K. Rowling”

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff

I found this book randomly while I was checking out the titles in the YA section at the store. I have not been closely associated with anyone who has had a drug or alcohol problem (knocks on my wooden coffee table), so the struggles that a person and a family goes through is pretty foreignContinue reading “Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff”

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Another YA masterpiece! I really really REALLY enjoyed this book! I believe that this book has the power to change the mindsets of the teenagers that read it: writing and literature can change your life and to take a close look at the people you associate yourself with. As someone who has had a historyContinue reading “Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone”

They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman

Just looking at the cover of this book, I was interested. Reading the back of the book, I certainly knew I was going to love this book. After I read it, it was definitely as dark as I thought it was going to be! I come from a family that lived comfortably; if my brotherContinue reading “They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman”

The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa

Naturally, when I saw the title of this book, I was instantly drawn to it. It consists of literally my two favorite things in life: cats and books. When I read the book jacket, I was pretty pumped to find out that the cat would be talking as well and even more pleased when IContinue reading “The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa”

Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo

I am personally not a fan of historical fiction, so when this novel started to show characteristics of one, I was a little hesitant to continue. I am, however, a sucker for a good love story, so I decided to stick with it. Gosh! I am so happy I did! Telegraph Club showed me aContinue reading “Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo”