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.

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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!

 

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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!

 

 

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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!

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  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

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    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.

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  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!

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  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!

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  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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