Everyone has a book (or twenty…just us?!) that will stick with them forever. Here are a few that we rank high on our must-read list! Have you read any of these? Let us know what you think!
Soon to be a major motion picture, Wonder is the heartwarming story of August “Auggie” Pullman, a young boy who was home-schooled until his parents decide that he would benefit from the traditional school environment… even though Auggie was born with severe facial deformities that would stop a stranger in their tracks. I fell in love with Auggie and his extraordinary story. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to have a stern talking-to with the awful bullies…and I had to tell everyone to read this book!
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
Taylor Jenkins Reid
It’s no surprise that TJR made our list…she’s absolutely brilliant!
Reclusive starlet Evelyn Hugo is ready to share her memoirs.. and decides that unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant is the only one for the job. As Evelyn shares the story of how she became the infamous actress known for becoming a Hollywood bombshell and her seven husbands, you can’t help but wonder…why Monique? This book was so worth staying up too late to read!
It Ends With Us
After a less than idyllic childhood, Lily knows that she must work hard to get the life she wants. She powers through college, moves to Boston, opens her dream business, and meets Ryle Kincaid, a gorgeous (but complicated) neurosurgeon. After her first love Atlas suddenly reappears, Lily’s relationship with Ryle is threatened. It wasn’t at all what I expected but I couldn’t put it down. This ending is heavy and you will be in tears, but I truly feel that reading this changed me for the better.
The Hate U Give
Starr Carter lives in an impoverished community but goes to a wealthy school across town, so she feels as though she lives a double life. After witnessing her unarmed childhood best friend’s fatal shooting during a routine traffic stop, she is faced with a decision: to stand up for what she saw (and risk retaliation from both the police and a local gang) or to stay silent and wait for her life to return to normal. This is such a powerful, important book that tackles racism and police brutality. Don’t walk, RUN to get this book.