This is a scary sci fi book that takes place in a reality where the religious right has taken over, and abortion is considered murder. Also, the punishment is no longer jail, but "melachroming" or having one's skin turned a different color. In this case, red. It's basically a futuristic retelling if The Scarlet Letter. Read it!

This is a scary sci fi book that takes place in a reality where the religious right has taken over, and abortion is considered murder. Also, the punishment is no longer jail, but "melachroming" or having one's skin turned a different color. In this case, red. It's basically a futuristic retelling if The Scarlet Letter. Read it!

Touted as one of the best debut literary thrillers in recent years, Before I Go to Sleep is a compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller in which an amnesiac who, following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form new memories.  At the heart of this intriguing new novel lies the question “How can anyone function when they can't even trust themselves?”

Before I Go to Sleep

Touted as one of the best debut literary thrillers in recent years, Before I Go to Sleep is a compelling, fast-paced psychological thriller in which an amnesiac who, following a mysterious accident, cannot remember her past or form new memories. At the heart of this intriguing new novel lies the question “How can anyone function when they can't even trust themselves?”

After you finish this book, it should be passed to the children in your life.  Makes you appreciate what you have, and know that you make the decision to change your life.

After you finish this book, it should be passed to the children in your life. Makes you appreciate what you have, and know that you make the decision to change your life.

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If you're a YA reader looking into adult books or an adult looking to try YA, check out this "crossover" guide for a recommendation on where to start!

The Book Addict's "GUIDE" to "Crossover" Books!

If you're a YA reader looking into adult books or an adult looking to try YA, check out this "crossover" guide for a recommendation on where to start!

Cormac McCarthy - The Road. McCarthy's The Road describes the journey of a father and son after some unknown disaster has destroyed the majority of life on this planet. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007. Very dark.

Cormac McCarthy - The Road. McCarthy's The Road describes the journey of a father and son after some unknown disaster has destroyed the majority of life on this planet. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007. Very dark.

I have to admit is was okay - not fantastic, just okay. But I recently saw the movie and it was excellent.  I'm not a big fan of Reese Witherspoon but she was okay in this movie. Robert Pattinson was very good. JN

I have to admit is was okay - not fantastic, just okay. But I recently saw the movie and it was excellent. I'm not a big fan of Reese Witherspoon but she was okay in this movie. Robert Pattinson was very good. JN

Set in Paris (this is a theme ... I guess I need to move there) and glimpsing into the lives of Hemingway (through his wife's eyes) and his cast of writer and artist friends. It's a great compliment to the movie Midnight in Paris. When you're done, you think you know these people ... and you want to read Hemingway ASAP.

Set in Paris (this is a theme ... I guess I need to move there) and glimpsing into the lives of Hemingway (through his wife's eyes) and his cast of writer and artist friends. It's a great compliment to the movie Midnight in Paris. When you're done, you think you know these people ... and you want to read Hemingway ASAP.

Kill You Twice (Sheridan and Lowell Series #5)

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