Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee

I downloaded this book to my Kindle when it was first published in 2015 and forgot all about it until I recently was on a plane and going through my book list. The book is a companion to Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It focuses on a 26-year-old...

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

I’ve been on a Patrick Ness kick ever since I recently read the young adult novels, “Release” and “A Monster Calls” (both highly recommended for YA fans!). This book has two story lines, one featuring high-school senior Mike, who wants to live a normal life and just...

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

This is a middle-grade book about Melody Brooks, an 11-year-old girl who was born with cerebral palsy. Melody actually is quite bright, but very people know that because she cannot speak, move or communicate. When Melody enters fifth grade, she gets a communication...

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

I reread this beloved book from my childhood in anticipation of watching the movie. Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry is on a mission with her friend and younger brother to rescue her father from another place. Aided by Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the gang travel...

We’re All Wonders by R.J. Palacio

I’m a huge fan of the “Wonder” book and its message to Choose Kind when your actions matter. After watching the movie starring Owen Wilson and Julia Roberts, I bought the children’s book featuring Auggie and his dog, Daisy, as they go on a new adventure. This book...