For Every One by Jason Reynolds

The Long Way Down was such a short but powerful read that I wanted more by Jason Reynolds. This book is a letter in the form of a long poem that encourages young people to follow their dreams and aspirations. It is honest, conversational and powerful. The poem was...

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Earlier this year, the Library of Congress named Jason Reynolds the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and I was determined to see what all the fuss was about. And I’m glad I did. When 15-year-old Will decides to seek revenge after his older brother...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

When I saw the preview for the movie based on this book, I grabbed it off my TBR pile and quickly read it. The story focuses on agoraphobic therapist Anna Fox, who drinks too much and spies on her neighbors. When she thinks she sees a murder in the building across...

The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

The story focuses on David and Marilyn Lombardo of Chicago, a happily married couple who have four grown daughters. Family secrets, a long-lost adopted son, mental illness, pregnancy and loss are all central themes in this story of family dynamics. This book has been...

Full Throttle by Joe Hill

I am a huge Stephen King fan, so I also enjoy the work by his sons, Joe and Owen. This book of short stories is really great. My favorite was “Late Returns,” which was a love story to library Bookmobiles and finding the one perfect book. “The Devil on the Staircase”...