Books & Reading

Killing time

Killing Time in Crystal City by Chris Lynch

Fleeing his abusive father to assume a new identity in the home of an estranged relative, Kevin makes new friends and enjoys wild adventures before being forced to confront his past

darkest part

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

In the town of Fairfold, where humans and fae exist side by side, a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives awakes after generations of sleep in a glass coffin in the woods, causing Hazel to be swept up in new love, shift her loyalties, feel the fresh sting of betrayal, and to make a secret sacrifice to the faerie king.


for real

For Real  by Alison Cherry

Deciding to compete in a summer ’round-the-world race after discovering a boyfriend’s infidelity, sisters Claire and Miranda find themselves in the middle of a reality-show romance that may be a humiliating public setup.


boy in the black suit

The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds

Working in the local funeral home to support his family after his mother’s death and his father’s descent into alcoholism, Matt falls in love with a tough girl who never cries and who understands his loneliness.


Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

Seventeen-year-old Imogene Rockford turned away from her family and their English country manor after her parents’ death, but assumes her duty as the new Duchess of Wickersham despite threats and strange occurrences.