Starting with books for younger readers and working my way up to books that I hope to share with the youth in my life as they mature.
I work in a bookstore, so it's pretty safe to say that I love books. I'm not obsessed with books like some people I have met, but I do really love a great book... especially when it's a book about books. I think that anyone who really loves books gets a bit of a thrill from when reading about other bibliophiles.
I pride myself on being someone who reads books that not everyone else has read. I love being able to share my unique finds with customers and friends. All of these books are special in their own way. Some are very well-known, while others are hidden gems. I can't wait to see what other people have... Continue Reading →
I'm running out of "teens in mental hospitals" books! If any of you have suggestions I'd love to hear them. Please leave me a comment with any recommendations you have. Cracked is an interesting take on this genre. Victor and Bull are the alternating narrators in this classic tale of bully vs. bullied, but the twist... Continue Reading →
Am I the only one who automatically assumes that when a book starts out by telling me that one character has killed another that it's a lie? Maybe I've watched too many crime dramas on TV because I always think that the first suspect is the least likely to have actually committed the crime. Synopsis:... Continue Reading →
If a psychologist were to look at my Goodreads account these last few weeks they might very well assume that I'm having some sort of breakdown with all these books about mental illness I've been reading. In fact, while I do have my own issues with mental health, I just find books like this totally... Continue Reading →
Two teens meet in an online group where people pair up to assist each other in completing their suicide plans. Although neither of them want to share their story or develop attachments, it's impossible to share such a secret without sharing something of yourself.
Stevie's parents have sent her to a treatment centre to deal with her eating disorder, but what they don't realize is that she will be gone long before anyone can force her to "get better". The Anniversary is coming soon, and she is ready to pay with her life to atone for her misdeeds.
Many of us had imaginary friends as children, but what if they suddenly came back and weren't exactly imaginary anymore?
I read this book in 2.5 hours, no stopping, no desire to do anything else. I just sat at my desk, absorbed in the creepy, weird, and beautiful words of Wink Poppy Midnight. I did a Wishlist Wednesday post about this book not long ago, and it stuck with me so much that when I... Continue Reading →