If you’re looking for new books to read, this page is for you! I’ll be listing every book I read for fun with a very short review and rating so you can see what I think is good and what isn’t. I’ll add them to the top so you don’t have to scroll. There are two sections: Favorites and Recent Reads.
- Dust and Shadow by Kara Swanson – YA Fantasy, Romance – This book has remarkable characters and I read each book in one day. They’re stunning! If you know a skeptic who just can’t believe in Peter Pan anymore, this book is an amazing one for them.
- The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson – YA Fantasy, Romance – The entire concept of this book is so fascinating. I feel like this book is a great one for those with mental illness because of the struggles the character faces.
- Wednesday Wars, Okay For Now, Just Like That, and Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt – MG Fiction, Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction; Orbiting Jupiter is YA Fiction – The character building in these connected books is beyond anything I’ve ever seen before. These characters deal with middle school and broken families during times of war. Abuse is mentioned and divorce is mentioned. A couple deaths happen. Orbiting Jupiter is an extremely sad book covering some extremely tough topics.
- Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt – MG Realistic Fiction, Humor – If you ever wondered what it would look like for a male version of Mary Poppins to show up in America with your average American family today… here’s the answer. This book is comedy gold. Perfect for a kid dealing with a parent who’s left them.
- Sweep by Jonathan Auxier – MG Historical Fantasy – I love books that bring the impossible into the real world and this book succeeds beautifully. While teaching about chimney sweeps, Victorian England, and Jewish culture, Auxier presents powerful scenes where a girl and her monster have to fight for one another as they suffer loss and unfair conditions.
- The Night Gardner by Jonathan Auxier – MG Horror? Fantasy? – I’m not certain what genre to label this book, but it’s a story about the power of stories and sticking together. The two main characters are orphans in the real world. This story is creepy when you read it and terrifying once you finish. I can’t forget this book. Ever.
More to be added as I think of them!
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- Wing Feather Saga Book 3: The Monster in the Hollows – This book was amazing!! I love it! Five stars!
Have a book you want me to read? Let me know in the comments!