Adolescent Literature

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

img_8757First of all, I’d like to wish everyone a very happy Monday! This past week I finished I Have the Right To by Chessy Prout. I am a huge fan of real crime stories and that is one of  the main reasons that I picked up this book from the library. When I started this book, I knew it was going to be an emotional story about overcoming a traumatic situation. It must have been difficult to recount her assault but I believe including it in this book allowed the reader to really understand what she went through. I would highly recommend this book because it is a very empowering story and a real page turner.

For this week, my plan is to finish The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan and Meet Cute by a variety of authors. I started the Forest of Hands and Teeth yesterday and I am already interested in the story. I’m only fifty pages in and so much has happened that I have to continue because I am so invested. The genre is horror/fantasy which is two of my favorite genres to read! I have a feeling this is going to hop to the top of my favorite books.


Meet Cute is a collection of short stories that cover different romantic encounters. I have been interested in this book for a while now but I have never read a full collections of short stories. I am hoping to enjoy this book and give me that sappy romance that I enjoy every once in a while. I love that my two books for this week are so different from each other!



Another thing I am going to accomplish this week is starting my book club book with my sister. We are going to start reading Turtles All the Way Down by John Green. I picked this book because on our reading bingo card, we need to read a book by John Green and I have heard this book is pretty good. I am not a huge fan of John Green books but I am hoping this will be an easy book to get through. From the front cover, I think this book is about two different people who are going through similar things. One with outside problems, one with her own personal thoughts.

Overall, I am very excited to start my readings for this week. I will let you know my thoughts around next Monday!




11 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”

  1. The only John Green book I’ve read is Fault in Our Stars. I cried from about the half way mark until the end lol. I found the story kind of predicting, but obviously it surprised me enough to keep me crying. I can’t wait to see how you like what you’re reading!


  2. Hi Rachel!

    Wow, you’ve got a lot of books on your list! That is AWESOME! I Have the Right To, looks like an interesting book. I bet this book is a great tool to help people working through similar situations. I love when stories bring out a rush of emotions! I will have to put that book on my list.

    I am curious as to why you don’t like John Green books. I am kind of the same way. I read Fault in Our Stars and really liked it. Then I read Paper Towns and Looking For Alaska and didn’t really like them. I don’t know why, but it just didn’t spark my interest. I thought it was kind of the same plot line in them. Good luck in your reading!!!
    – Katelyn Gottsch


    1. I guess I’m not sure why I don’t like John Green books either! I guess they are very predicting to me. I like to be surprised at the end of the book. I’ve also found them hard to get into. I tried Looking for Alaska but just couldn’t get myself to finish it.


  3. Hey Rachel! I loved your blog! You had such a great variety of books! I also LOVE John Green! He’s one of my favorite YA authors! I know a lot of people don’t really care for him but I recently read Turtles All The Way Down and loved it! I’m also very interested in reading the other two books you mentioned in your post. They both sound like something I would enjoy! Great post!


  4. I also love true crime stories! However, most of my reading in this genre is more suited for an adult audience (i.e. one of my all-time favorites is Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer). Do you have any other recommendations for YA true crime or mystery? I picked up There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins at the library this week and it looks really good, but I haven’t started it yet. I would enjoy adding more to my list! Thank you for sharing!


  5. I have read Fault in our Stars in our Stars and Paper Towns. I liked Fault in our Stars, but didn’t really care for Paper Towns. I would read another John Green book though, Turtles All the Way Down sounds interesting. Happy Reading!


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