Malagash by Joey Comeau

Sunday’s father is dying of cancer. They’ve come home to Malagash, on the north shore of Nova Scotia, so he can die where he grew up. Her mother and her brother are both devastated. But devastated isn’t good enough. Devastated doesn’t fix anything. Sunday has a plan. She’s started recording everything her father says. His … Continue reading Malagash by Joey Comeau

Altered Saga by Jennifer Rush

3/5 stars. Contemporary, Science Fiction, Young Adult, Genetic Alterations Anna is homeschooled and lives with her father. They live and work at a small farmhouse in the country, one that is bigger than it appears from the outside. There is a lab in the basement with four genetically altered men - Sam, the leader who … Continue reading Altered Saga by Jennifer Rush

Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

4/5 stars. Young Adult, Contemporary, Bullying, Audiobook. Sugar likes sweets and that is where her nickname comes from. She enjoys the rush from the sugar and used eating to cope, to fill some void inside of her that isn't hunger, but something else. With her diabetic mother trapped in bed because she is too heavy … Continue reading Sugar by Deirdre Riordan Hall

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

4/5 Fantasy, Contemporary, Magic Circus Competition A competition was created with two contestants, beginning when they were just children. Spanning decades with the game board a magical circus that only appears at night, The Night Circus explores what strains a game this long would have on the two contestants and all other individuals involved. The Night Circus … Continue reading The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

4/5 stars. Contemporary, Young Adult, Mental Health. Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of the fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there's a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at the stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell … Continue reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Once and for All by Sarah Dessen

Louna knows a lot about weddings - but not so much about love. After many summers working at her mother's wedding planning business, Louna has seen every sort of wedding, from informal on the beach to elegant in historic mansions. She's handled all kinds of crises: AWOL brides, scene-stealing bridesmaids, controlling grooms. And she's seen … Continue reading Once and for All by Sarah Dessen