A Simple Favor

Cori’s Pick: A Simple Favor by Darcey Bell A few weeks ago I saw a movie preview for A Simple Favor, (which is set for release in September and stars Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick) that looked really interesting, see the trailer here – and I’m dying over the music!  I immediately checked for the…

Still Me

Cori’s Pick: Still Me by JoJo Moyes I’ll be honest.  I’ve never been a huge fan of gushy love stories, however over the past couple of years, I’ve been more apt to reach for one.  I will say, I would consider the ‘romance’ books I tend to reach for to be  more quirky fiction than…

Ginny Moon

  Cori’s Pick: Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig Another author debut novel  that I just couldn’t put down! Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig Ginny Moon is 14 years old and autistic.  (You can immediately tell that author Benjamin Ludwig had either done some major research OR that he himself has experience in working with special…

The Last Mrs. Parrish

Cori’s Pick: The Last Mrs. Parrish Another debut author alert! As I was leaving work right before Christmas, I saw this book sitting on the library’s ‘new book’ shelves and grabbed it…to go along with the other five books I thought I would read over the holiday.  While this ended up being the only book…

Looking for Alaska

Dallas’ Pick: Looking for Alaska By: John Green  John Green has come out with another book that grabs our emotions and ties them in knots.  This book was actually published in 2005, seven years before The Fault in our Stars. Nobody had really heard of John Green as an author so it was not as…

A Robot in the Garden

Sara’s Pick: A Robot in the Garden by Deborah Install This is a delightful story of a man (Ben) who finds a broken robot (Tang) in his garden and sets out on a mission to find someone who can fix him. Ben’s life is falling apart and he decides to do something worthwhile by helping…

Handmaid’s Tale

Kathryn’s Pick: Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood I have seen The Handmaid’s Tale pass through my hands countless times and have never considered picking it up for myself until a few days ago. I finished this book in less than 24 hours because I simply just could not put it down. In this this novel…

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

Cori’s Pick: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman Yes!  Another debut novel and another author to add to my growing list of ‘what’s next?!’. Gail Honeyman released this debut novel in May and I just happened to grab it before a weekend beach trip.  Turns out, it was the perfect vacation read! Stuff…