Books I’ve Read Recently, and Why You* Should Read Them, Too


Looking For Alaska – John Green. It’s a coming of age novel. It’s The Perks of Being a Wall Flower meets something else (ha, clever, right? oh…) mixed with a little bit of tragedy. It’s about life. And there you are.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Biggs. There are photographs to accompany this novel, strange ones. If you’ve ever loved reading not so happily-ever-after fairy tales and enjoy the idea of alternate worlds or monsters coming to get you if you have special talents this book is for you.

Every You, Every Me – David Levithan. Another book with photographs and this book needs them. In fact, this novel was written from photographs the photographer provided Levithan as he wrote. The photographer didn’t know anything about the story and the story was crafted from whatever Levithan was given next. It’s about love and loss and what you do when someone you love needs the right kind of help.

Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater. Maggie is an ACE at setting in this novel. It’s beautiful and dreamy and dark and just plain old damn. There’s killer sea horses, a girl who only has her brothers left and a boy who learned to love a monster. Also there are November Cakes. I want to make them soon.

13 Little Blue Envelopes – Maureen Johnson. So, I’ve been following Maureen Johnson on Twitter for the past month yet I’ve never read any of her books. I loved this one because it involves a scavenger hunt of sorts, directed by a dead relative (I think Maureen Johnson was reading my Nana Sprinkles thoughts, to be honest. Even though this novel has been published for far longer than Nana Sprinkles has been an idea…) and it takes place all around Europe. These are all things that I enjoy. Especially when Rome is involved.

(*You who is open minded in your reading endeavors or favors Young Adult fiction or believes there shouldn’t be line, because you can’t tell me how old I should be to read a certain book)