June 2020 Reading Challenge: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Title:  Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers Page Count: 359 Publication Date: 2012 Category/Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Romance, LGBT, Fiction Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.34) My Rating: ★★★★☆(4.0) A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire … Continue reading June 2020 Reading Challenge: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Book Club July 2020: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Title: The Hate U Give Author: Angie Thomas Publisher: Blazer + Bray Page Count: 444 Publication Date: 2017 Category/Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Contemporary Fiction, Race, Social Justice, African-American Culture Good Reads Rating: ★★★★★ (4.52) Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy … Continue reading Book Club July 2020: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Book Club April 2020: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Title: The Lovely Bones Author: Alice Sebold Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company Page Count: 372 Publication Date: 2002 Category/Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Young Adult, Crime, Contemporary Fiction, Drama Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (3.81) The Lovely Bones is the story of a family devastated by a gruesome murder — a murder recounted by the teenage victim. Upsetting, you say? … Continue reading Book Club April 2020: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

February BookClub: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Title:  The Book Thief Author: Markus Zusak Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Page Count: 552 Publication Date: 2006 Category/Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Young Adult Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4.37) It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will be busier still. By her brother’s graveside, Liesel’s life is changed … Continue reading February BookClub: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

January Bookclub: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Title:  Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers Page Count: 288 Publication Date: 2017 Category/Genre: Fiction, Contemporary, Young Adult Good Reads Rating: ★★★★☆ (4) It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected … Continue reading January Bookclub: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green