Don’t ask me when I lasted updated this section of the blog (poor neglected blog!), but I have some serious control issues with your reading interests, meaning YOU NEED TO READ THESE BOOKS. (Also, wow do I have…eclectic…tastes.)
It’s 1987 and June’s beloved uncle just died of AIDS, and it turns out he had a few secrets.
I could tell you more, but it will be better if I don’t. I will warn you that this book will make your eyeholes leak like nothing else. Like, more than Fault in Our Stars sort of sobbing.
I think I cried through every chapter. It’s beautiful, and beautiful written, and compelling. I haven’t read something YA that’s this well-written in years. There are a few very, very minor issues I have, but they’re so minor and the writing is so beautiful that I didn’t really care. It reminded me in some ways of To Kill a Mockingbird.
I don’t usually recommend children’s books, which is dumb, because I’m a librarian that knows a lot of children’s books. This picture book is cute and funny and we read it three times in a row the first time we got it from the library. Love love love. Holds up after multiple readings, with many different kids.
This book is a bit meandering, but it’s still a beautiful, if long, novel, about God, feminism, sex, marriage, love, sisterhood, evolution and…moss. Yeah, really. It grows on you. (Ha.)
This isn’t really a book. It’s more like a…long pamphlet? Still, it’s a nice little book on prayer, but get it from the library instead of buying it, because you’ll be done with it within the hour.
This is a romance novel that reminds me in all the best ways of Christina Lauren and Alice Clayton. Super fun romance.
This is a story of a girl whose siblings mysteriously disappear, and it just gets stranger and stranger as the story progresses. This is another one of those, “The less you know, the better it will be when things are revealed” novels.
I think that’s all for now…Well, I have lots more kids’ books I could recommend, which prompts this question: would you like me to do a post on children’s books? I have SO MANY suggestions. (I miiiight work as a children’s librarian now. Maybe.) (Shhh! Let’s not talk about work!) Anyway, would you like suggestions? SO MANY?