Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide is a dual memoir (and life lesson book) written by the co-hosts of the podcast "My Favorite Murder," Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgraff. Throughout this hilarious non-fiction book, these two women explore the events in their life that made them who they are and give advice to the reader on how to not get murdered. Before I decided to pick this book up, I had never listened to their podcast, however, now I am a huge fan and will continue to listen. An amazingly funny book written by two strong and unapologetic women, it is a must read; trust me on this one.
Dannie Kohan has always known exactly what she wants in life and the exact path that she intends to take. However, when she goes to sleep after accepting her boyfriend's proposal, she wakes up in a different apartment, with a different man, wearing a very different ring. When she looks at the TV in this strange apartment, she sees that it is December 15, 2025, five years from the day that she fell asleep. After one confusing hour in this strange world, she returns to her actual fiancé and her actual life and, although she is back where she believes she is meant to be, for the next four and a half years, she can't stop thinking about the experience or the man she met. That is, until she goes to meet her best friend's new boyfriend who just so happens to be the man from her vision. In Five Years is a heartbreaking and breathtaking novel that takes readers on an impactful emotional rollercoaster that reminds us of the importance of friendship, love, and loyalty.
A beautiful collection of well-written poems, Dearly is a must read for not only Margaret Atwood fans but poetry fans in general. Throughout this collection, Atwood explores themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, and nature. From the very first word, these poems will captivate you and pull you right in. You don't want to miss these amazing poems.
The Baudelaire children, Violet, Claus, and Sunny, led very happy lives until one day, their parents perished in a mysterious house fire that left the Baudelaire children with nothing except each other. Unfortunately, this is not where the Baudelaire's misfortunes end. Now orphaned and unable to access the fortune that was left to them by their parents, they are sent to live with a man named Count Olaf. They discover he is after their fortune and will stop at nothing to steal the money from these children. Lemony Snicket does a phenomenal job writing these incredibly sad stories. You will be hooked from the start despite the sadness that you are most certainly going to feel. These are a staple read for intermediate readers!
Up until his 11th birthday, Harry Potter believed his parents died in a car accident, he was nothing more than an ordinary boy, and his only family members were his aunt and uncle Vernon and Petunia Dursley and his horrible cousin Dudley Dursley. However, in the weeks leading up to his 11th birthday his life takes a magical turn. He begins to receive letters that his uncle Vernon confiscates immediately. On his 11th birthday, he finally receives the letter from a very large man named Hagrid who breaks into their house. Harry finds out he isn't just a regular kid, he is a wizard, and so were his parents. From that day forward Harry's life would never be the same and it definitely would never be "normal" again. J.K. Rowling creates an amazing journey for not only Harry and his new best friends Ron and Hermione but also for the reader. This is a MUST read for everyone and a well-loved story around the world. And don't worry, after you finish this book, there are 6 more Harry Potter stories to keep you busy!
Lara Jean's life is pretty mundane. That is, until all five of her secret love letters get mailed out mysteriously. Now, all Lara Jean's crushes from throughout her life know that she liked them, and her life is spiraling out of control. One of these letters was sent to none other than her sisters' ex-boyfriend. In order to attempt to escape a few awkward situations she starts fake dating another one of her old crushes, Peter Kavinsky. This lighthearted romantic young adult book is great for when you are looking for a cute love story.
Whether it's The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns, or any of John Green's other young adult books, you know that you are in for a great read the moment you pick up the book. Turtles All the Way Down is no exception to this. This book follows 16-year-old Aza and her best friend Daisy as they attempt to find fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett and collect the hundred-thousand-dollar reward. Along the way Aza re-connects with her childhood best friend who also happens to be Russell Pickett's son, Davis. Dealing with mental-health problems and the recent death of her father, we follow Aza as she discovers more about herself, those she is close to, and the world around her.
It isn't always easy to understand or even simply read the complicated policies and ideas that are going through congress and potentially changing the future of our country forever. However, Bernie Sanders helps to explain his own ideas better in this book. Although it is targeted for young adults, this book is a great read for anyone who is new to government and politics or who wants to learn more about Bernie Sanders' ideas on topics such as immigration, healthcare, climate change, and much more. I would highly recommend this book to readers of all levels who are interested in learning more about the different ideas that are being presented by politicians today.
In this dystopian future, a religious totalitarian government has taken control of the country after the second American Civil War. In this society, women have no rights and are seemingly slaves to the men and the biblical society they live in. The Handmaid's Tale is a first-person account of Offred, one of the handmaids, experiences. You will not want to put this book down once you start reading.
It’s unique to find an author who can truly make you laugh out loud while reading a book, Colin Jost is able to do just that in his memoir A Very Punchable Face. One of my favorite memoirs, Jost tells stories from his high school, college, and Saturday Night Live days. This book is sure to make you smile, laugh, and cry and I highly recommend it if you are looking for a book to take your mind of the crazy events happening in the world.