After reading and loving Fangirl I quickly added all of Rainbow Rowell's books to my TBR list. I really enjoy her writing style (although I'm not a fan of all the cursing) and the way she just makes me remember...like how exciting it was when your first crush held your hand for the first time, or trying so hard to just get 5 minutes alone away from school and parents. Great story, great character, great feelings. Loved it.
August by Bernard Beckett: Part philosophical thriller, part love story, August is a compelling novel of power, humanity and desire. Trapped in a car wreck, upside down, bleeding, broken and in pain, Tristan and Grace are staring at death. As they await their fate, with only a glimmer of hope they might be seen and rescued, we discover the stories of their lives, the sequences of events that brought them together and the shocking truth behind the cause of their crash.
26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School
Not all of these books would have been wise choices for me as a high school teacher to require all students read them. However, they make excellent choices for me, as well as anyone who would like to read something "interesting for a change." 26 Contemporary Books That Should Be Taught In High School
OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys -- With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.
Bowe may only be 19, but she’s already an accomplished writer. All This Could End is her second novel, a refreshing narrative about the Pretty family, bank robbers who are always on the run. The book opens with 17-year-old Nina holding a gun to her best friend Spencer’s head. It’s hard to put down from there.
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. I bought it at the airport in London and by the time we landed in New York, the book looked like it had been through a tornado. That's how quickly I tore through it." —Jennifer Miller, author of The Year of Gadfly #summerreads #booksforflights