Not what I went to the Grove for, that’s for certain.
I needed tennis shoes and workout gear. But I came home with books.
Wtf is wrong with me.
- My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Okay, how clutch is this title? It’s clutch right? Like, I don’t even think I read the synopsis. I saw the title, ripped it off the shelf and said you’re coming with me.
Sixteen-year-old physics nerd Aysel is obsessed with plotting her own death. With a mother who can barely look at her without wincing, classmates who whisper behind her back, and a father whose violent crime rocked her small town, Aysel is ready to turn her potential energy into nothingness.
There’s only one problem: she’s not sure she has the courage to do it alone. But once she discovers a website with a section called Suicide Partners, Aysel’s convinced she’s found her solution—Roman, a teenage boy who’s haunted by a family tragedy, is looking for a partner.
Even though Aysel and Roman have nothing in common, they slowly start to fill in each other’s broken lives. But as their suicide pact becomes more concrete, Aysel begins to question whether she really wants to go through with it. Ultimately, she must choose between wanting to die or trying to convince Roman to live so they can discover the potential of their energy together.
Ooooo, y’all, does that not sound good or what?
- A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
I have to start by saying, I hope to God no animals were further disrespected beyond the one video that surfaced of the terrified German Shepherd, Hercules, being forced into a simulated roaring rive in the making of this movie.
How do people hurt animals? I stepped on my dog’s foot once and refused to come out of my bedroom for a week. Like…? I don’t get it.
Heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog’s Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
I want to remind any readers to continue to be kind and compassionate towards the author. Those who need to be held accountable will be held accountable by the Human Society.
- Gilt Hollow by Lorie Langdon
Cover porn. Plus, I’ve heard wonderful things about this novel. Wonderful, wonderful things.
Willow Lamott’s best friend is a convicted killer, and no one in the small town of Gilt Hollow will let her forget it. Over four long years, she’s tried to fade into the background–but none of that matters when Ashton Keller comes striding into school, fresh out of juvie and fueled by revenge. The moment their eyes meet, Willow no longer feels invisible. Drawn to the vulnerability behind Ashton’s mask of rage, she sinks deeper into his sinister world and begins to question whether he’s a villain, a savior, or both
Ashton thought he wanted vengeance, until Willow Lamott stepped back into his life. Now he longs to clear his name and become the person she sees in him. But the closer they get to uncovering the truth, the darker the secrets become, and Ashton wonders if his return to Gilt Hollow will destroy everyone he loves.
- The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Another great title. Sometimes, you just gotta get yourself a YA romance you can fall into when life flippin’ BLOWS.
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row.
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.