5 Books About Mental Illness You Should Read (in my opinion)

I just recently read Sophie Kinsella's Finding Audrey, which is about a girl who struggles with anxiety and depression and it made me think of how interested I am in books like that. Now, by mental illness, I'm referring to depression (+ suicide-related books), anxiety, autism, and others. These are books that I have read, and I … Continue reading 5 Books About Mental Illness You Should Read (in my opinion)

REVIEW: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Genre: Historical Fiction Published: May 6, 2014, Scribner My copy: Hardcover (borrowed from my mom) Summary: Marie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of … Continue reading REVIEW: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

REVIEW: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical, Romance (some) Published: 2014, McElderry Books My Copy: Paperback (purchased at Barnes & Noble) Summary: It is not easy being Magnus Bane. As a warlock, he's often called upon to fix the problems of others. His life has been long, and his loves have been many. And Magnus has a way … Continue reading REVIEW: The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

REVIEW: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance Published: September 1, 2012, Scholastic Inc. My copy: Paperback (bought at Barnes & Noble) Summary: "'There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark's Eve,' Neeve said. 'Either you're his true love...or you killed him.'" It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. … Continue reading REVIEW: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

REVIEW: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction Published: Feb. 2, 2016, Philomel Books My copy: Hardcover (bought at Barnes & Noble) Summary: Winter, 1945. Four teenagers. Four secrets. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies…and war. As thousands of desperate refugees flock to the coast in the midst of a … Continue reading REVIEW: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Summary: Cath is a Simon Snow fan. Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan... But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving. … Continue reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

Summary: Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was primed to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life. No longer a front-runner … Continue reading The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider