Red Riding Hood – By Sarah Blakely Cartwright

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Have you ever read a book that was so incredibly good, not only could you not put it down, but you wrestled your best friend to the floor and stepped on her neck until she agreed to read it?

Enter book: Red Riding Hood.


The blacksmith would marry her.
The woodcutter would run away with her.
The werewolf would turn her into one of its own.

“Me Before You” – by Jojo Moyes

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I just finished throwing Jojo Moyes’ book, Me Before You, against a chipped brick wall.

The wall didn’t appreciate this childish outburst.

The book, however, shrugged and sighed and murmured, “fair enough.”

Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Divergent ruined my life.

Not ruined my life like my puppy died and I just dropped my pizza bagel on the ground, sauce-side down, but ruined my life as in any spectrum of reality I may have had a grasp on, completely vanished.

Suddenly, none of it mattered; I just had to finish this book.

Finding Audrey – By Sophie Kinsella

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When I am older, I will curl up with Finding Audrey as a precious memory of what it was like for me, growing up as a middle child between two brothers. Brothers who like video games.

Finding Audrey begins with a livid mother, a horrified brother trotting nervously around the front lawn, and a computer, leaning precariously over the edge of a two story window.

Oh, the good ol’ days.

“Bliss” – By Lauren Myracle

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“Sure to cause goose bumps all the way to the dramatic and surprising end.” – School Library Journal

Bliss is a chilling story of racism, murder, and an ugly desire for a power beyond what we can see.

Lauren Myracle has ingeniously intertwined these three gripping topics to being a teenage girl in the 1960s.

The Perfect October Read

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“Don’t pack away the book with the blood on it,” I said.

My mom scanned the stacks and stacks of books that lined the wall under my window. “Which book?”

“It has blood on it. No. It has blood on it.”

“Good Grief” by Lolly Winston — Book Review

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“Good Grief” by Lotty Lolly Weston, Wilson Winston. Lolly Winston.

The name sounds so simple, and I have YET to say it correctly. It’s like when you forget how to pronounce “of”. Your heart says but it’s so easy and your brain says you’re just dumb.

Lolly Winston.

I was really excited to read this book because I’m a writer, and it’s intriguing to find a book written about grief to be, “Filled with laugh-out-loud humor, struggles, triumphs, and plenty of midnight trips to the fridge…

Mostly, I read this book just to see if Ms. Winston could pull it off.

Blog Book Club: “Paper Towns” – By John Green

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I finished Paper Towns by John Green last night.

Blink-shock, tired

So. Many. Metaphors.

Blog Book Club: “Eleanor & Park” – By Rainbow Rowell

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Eleanor and Park is a teenage love story about two people from very different worlds.

I have one thing to say.

The feels are real.

[WARNING: SPOILERS INCLUDED]

Blog Book Club Review: “An Abundance Of Katherines” – By John Green

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Today is the day. The long awaited first blog post for our #BekahsBooks Blog Book Club.

We read An Abundance Of Katherines, we #BekahsBooks tweeted, we Instagrammed, we will stop beginning sentences with “we” and start the discussion and review already.

An Abundance Of Katherines is about a “washed up prodigy” named Colin Singleton who is repeatedly dumped by girls named Katherine. After Katherine #19, as Colin was again mourning his loss with his cheek against the carpet of his bedroom floor, his best friend suggested a road trip.