Category Archives: Summer Reading Challenge

Review: ‘The Dark Days Club’ by Alison Goodman #SRC

Lady Helen Wrexall has a stain upon her character – one that she had nothing to do with. When her parents were drowned at sea, she and her older brother, Andrew, had to live with their aunt and uncle. There were always whispers and outright ugly... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Fall of Butterflies’ by Andrea Portes #SRC

Willa Parker (whose name you don’t know until Chapter 5) has decided to leave her cafeteria table of gentle misfits and go to boarding school. Though she hasn’t spoken to her mother in a long while, she knew her mom could pull the... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Breakfast with Neruda’ by Laura Moe #SRC

Michael Flynn’s life has become pretty atypical for a high school student. Due to his mother’s hoarding problem, he has lived in his car for the past few months. And then there was an incident involving his now former best friend that... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘Highly Illogical Behavior’ by John Corey Whaley #SRC

This sweet and engaging story is deep without manufactured drama. Its lightness keeps it from becoming an over-the-top, sugary and tear-jerking soap opera. Don’t mistake its tone for insignificance, though; the action is full of emotion and is... Read More | Share it now!

Review: ‘The Square Root of Summer’ by Harriet Reuter Hapgood #2016SRC

I am still at a complete loss as to how to describe this book. I wouldn’t say that the premise is new, or the situations, or even the characters: it is the storytelling itself that felt new. Gottie Oppenheimer is the second-born in a... Read More | Share it now!

INKlets: 2016 Releases on My Summer Reading List (Part 4 of 4)

I have tried really hard to have a variety of YA books to read this summer. I hope that you send me your list of what you’re reading. Tweet or post in the comments a link to your choices! They can be any genre, any year published. (Book... Read More | Share it now!

INKlets: 2016 Releases on My Summer Reading List (Part 3 of 4)

Here’s week three. Have you seen anything great so far that will be on your summer reading list? The Raven King is book #4 of The Raven Cycle, and I am leaving that one for the end. I am going to re-read the first two, read the third book and... Read More | Share it now!

INKlets: 2016 Releases on My Summer Reading List (Part 2 of 4)

So what did you think of the first five books on last week’s list? I didn’t start out with any specific criteria other than the books had to be published this year any time prior to the end of summer. As I nosed around on Google, I... Read More | Share it now!