The Hope We Hold by Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo

I just finished listening to The Hope We Hold, read and written by Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo, with the assistance of a ghost writer. The Vuolos are two of the stars of TLC’s recently cancelled show, Counting On. Jeremy and Jinger each recounts a few stories from their youth in alternating chapters, and then shareContinue reading “The Hope We Hold by Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo”

Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give #0)

International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood. If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a gang legend, Mav does that theContinue reading “Concrete Rose (The Hate U Give #0)”

Love Without Borders by Angela Braniff

A wife and mom, Angela Braniff and her husband oversee a house full of laughter and love thanks to their eight children—all from varying backgrounds—who range in age from twelve to newborn. The Braniff household includes their two biological daughters, Kennedy, 12, and Shelby 10; Rosie, 7, who was adopted from China with special needs;Continue reading “Love Without Borders by Angela Braniff”

Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris

In this follow-up to The Tattooist of Auschwitz, the author tells the story, based on a true one, of a woman who survives Auschwitz, only to find herself locked away again. Cilka Klein is 18 years old when Auschwitz-Birkenau is liberated by Soviet soldiers. But Cilka is one of the many women who is sentenced toContinue reading “Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris”

Turtles All The Way Down

It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. InContinue reading “Turtles All The Way Down”

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is forcibly transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. Imprisoned for more than two and a half years, Lale witnessesContinue reading “The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris”

Sweet Temptation by Cora Reilly

The first time Cassio met his fiancée, she called him ‘Sir’. After losing his wife, Cassio is left to take care of two small children while trying to establish his rule over Philadelphia. Now he needs a mother for his children, and someone who can warm his bed at night. But in a traditional worldContinue reading “Sweet Temptation by Cora Reilly”

The Hidden Power of Fucking Up by The Try Guys

The Try Guys deliver their first book—an inspirational self-improvement guide that teaches you that the path to success is littered with humiliating detours, embarrassing mistakes, and unexpected failures. To be our best selves, we must become secure in our insecurities. In The Hidden Power of F*cking Up, The Try Guys – Keith, Ned, Zach, and Eugene –Continue reading “The Hidden Power of Fucking Up by The Try Guys”

Leah on the Offbeat

Leah Burke—girl-band drummer, master of deadpan, and Simon Spier’s best friend from the award-winning Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda—takes center stage in this novel of first love and senior-year angst. When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat—but real life isn’t always so rhythmic. An anomaly in her friend group, she’s theContinue reading “Leah on the Offbeat”

Luca Vitiello (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #0.5)

I was born a monster. Cruelty ran in my veins like poison. It ran in the veins of every Vitiello man, passed on from father to son, an endless spiral of monstrosity. A born monster shaped into an even worse monster by my father’s blade and fists and harsh words. I was raised to become Capo, toContinue reading “Luca Vitiello (Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles #0.5)”