Summer 2018 To Be Read

The Help By Kathyrn Stockett Queer, There, and Everywhere By Sarah Prager It's Not Like It's a Secret By Misa Sugiura Let's Talk about Love By Claire Kahn The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevado Turtles All the Way Down By John Green Paper Towns By John Green All American Boys By Jason Reynolds American Street By Izi Zoboi Simon v. the Homo Sapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli (reread) Leah on the Offbeat By Becky Albertalli Our Own Private Universe By Robin Talley Love, Hate, and Other Filters By Samira Ahmed The Sun is Also a Star By Nicola Yoon Piecing Me Together By Reneé Watson (reread) Bad Feminist By Roxanne Gay A None's Story By Corinna Nicolau Between the World and Me By Ta-Nehsi Coates Fire and Fury By Micheal Wolff When They Call You a Terroist By Patrisse Khan-Cullors The Awakening By Kate Chopin The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead Homegoing By Yaa Gyasi Kaleidoscope Song By Fox Benwell Jesus and the Church Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching Building …

January TBR list

I hate everyone but you By Gaby Dunn and Allison Raskin Bad Feminist By Roxanne Gay Fun Home By Alison Bechdel Dear Martin By Nic Stone The Hate U Give By Angie Thomas

lgbt+ book recs

for the historical nerd 
1. The Lies We Tell Ourselves By Robin Talley  2. Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo By Hayden Herrera  3. Queer, There, and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World By Sarah Prager  
for the romantic
1. Everything Leads to You By Nina La Cour  2. You Know Me Well By Nina La Cour and David Levithan  3. The Upside of Unrequited By Becky Albertalli 
for those who like sadness, drama, and cute characters 
1. None of the Above By E. W. Gregorio 2. What We Left Behind By  Robin Talley  3. George By Alex Gino  4. Ariostotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe By Benjamin Alire Sáenz 5. Simon v. Homo Sapiens Agenda By Becky Albertalli  6. We are Okay By Nina La Cour

August TBR list

Born Digital: How Children Grow Up in a Digital Age By John Palfrey and Urs Gasser Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy Nectar in a Sieve By Kamala Markandaya The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton The Gentlemen's Guide to Vice + Virtue By Mackenzi Lee Ramona Blue By Julie MurphyThe Improbable Theory of Ana + Zak By Brian Katcher

Beachy Reads Book Recommendations

Books that will make you think Belzhar By Meg Wolitzer We are Okay By Nina LaCour This song will save your life By Leila Sales Before I Fall By Lauren Oliver None of the Above By I. W. Gregorio The DUFF By Kody Keplinger Books that will bring a smile to your face Simon v. the homo sapiens agenda By Becky Albertalli Wonder By R.J. Palacio Beauty Queens By Libba Bray You Know Me Well By Nina LaCour and David Levithan Hold me Closer By David Levithan Every Last Word By Tamara Ireland Stone Books that will make you swoon Fangirl By Rainbow Rowell The Unexpected Everything By Morgan Matson Everything Leads to You By Nina LaCour Books that will keep you turning the pages George By Alex Gino The Wrath + the Dawn By Reneé Ahdieh Holding up the Universe By Jennifer Niven Between Shades of Grey By Ruta Sepetys

You Know Me Well By Nina LaCour + David Levithan

This book did a lot, both plot and character-wise and just for me personally. It covered so much plot, theme, and character growth for just 250 pages. The writing made this book go by fast, in a way that hid how much the characters were changing and how much you were learning and questioning as an individual due to the plot.
When I set the book down, just comprehending what I had just read, my mind was blown that THIS WHOLE AMAZING, WELL-ROUNDED STORY took place only in one week. The writing was seamless, despite that fact that it was written in alternating perspectives and by two different authors.
Hiding and denying and being afraid is no way to treat love. Love demands bravery. No matter the occasion, love expects us to rise. - p. 243 The theme of this book was so beautifully subtle, but also struck so close to home. The theme tells you not to plan because life is supposed to surprise you really makes you rethink your life. However, that wasn't it; the plot also told me t…

Summer Vacation To Read List

Nectar in a Sieve By Kamala Markandaya Made You Up By Francesca Zappia Hold Me Closer By David Levithan The DUFF By Kody Keplinger Mosquitoland By David Arnold #girlboss By Sophia Amoruso Anna Karenina By Leo Tolstoy How to Be Bad By E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle, and Sarah Mlynowski Nick + Norah's Infinite Playlist By David Levithan and Rachel Cohn Looking For Alaska By John Green Love me some good beach reads.