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3 Hair Raising Reads You Need Now

New Spooky Books to Shelf this Season Boo La La, that Hocus Pocus time to read is here! The daily anticipation for Halloween makes me crave candy corn minute by minute….I pretty much can’t take it anymore. With only 2 more weeks to squeeze in monster themed baked goods and ghoulish hay rides with friends, limited time remains to get your creepy reads in for the season. Here are 3 books you NEED for all the goosebumpish vibes of mystery. I find reading with the lights on a good idea if your arm hair prickles easily…

The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han My first summer-fun read of the season is complete. Another charming series weaved and buried in the soft spot of our hearts. Reserved for the summer days of weightless thoughts and nostalgic teen memories, Jenny Han tells the story of fifteen-year-old Belly Conklin and her life changing summer. Belly’s annual trip with her family at Cousins beach is different this year than any other when she is reunited with the Fisher boys and their mother Susannah. It’s the first summer the Fisher boys, Conrad and Jeremiah, have…

The Echoing: A Novel

The Echoing: A Novel by Jessica Blackburn   All the pieces of teenage life are embodied in this novel of mysterious self-discoveries. Author Jessica Blackburn perfects the likable character of Rylee Perry, a typical high schooler in a small town, who realizes she isn’t a normal teen after all. When Rylee stumbles upon a creepy hut in the woods while walking her dog, she is greeted by a strange hermit woman. Old and deteriorated, she resembles what I imagine The Blair Witch would look like. Well- described and intriguingly enough, the forest wench reveals to Rylee that she…

The Explorers

The Explorers: The Door in the Alley

The Explorers: The Door in the Alley By Adrienne Kress One word to describe this book in its entirety is quirky. A book that speaks my language. From the pig in his tiny hat to the cute chapter titles and light-hearted babbling footnotes, The Explorers is a book I recommend to young readers who want to get lost in a realm of adventure, specifically, “The Door in the Alley.” Pragmatic and a bit of a brainy outcast, 12-year-old Sebastian stumbles into a new social realm one afternoon when he strays off the beaten path in…

Basket of Books

Hi Bookies, Hop Hop Hop little Bunnies! While most of the country is still bundled in blankets and cat stretching after long naps, us west coast dreamers are prancing in poppy-filled hills and using our books as shields from the sun. New Releases and Book Festivals are upon us, which means……time to fill our Easter Baskets with fresh reads! (For the YA or Adult-Fiction fans in our lives). Here are new treasured releases to keep your heart glowing all spring long! Young Adult Strange the Dreamer (March 28) Alex, Approximately (April 2) The Sacrifice of…

14 Ways to Get Cozy

Tis the Season to get Cozy Wozy! Jingle Jangle Jolly Holly….and deck the halls with La La Laaaaaaaaaa! TBH, I probably use the word cozy just about every day. It’s one of my top five favorite words. So of course this month, I will be embracing “wozy” fever and cuddling in snug happiness for the entire month of December. But not all Bookies know how to get trulllllyyyyyy cozy. So here are 14 ideas to help, incase your heart is two sizes too small this year and no matter what holiday you celebrate. (Just…

The Clay Lion

The Clay Lion by Amalie Jahn If the option of time travel does become an actuality in our future, I think Amalie Jahn unravels Brooke Wallace’s story similarly to how it would happen in real life. I’m still hooked on the discovery of time travel set forth by this government in what is deemed to be the future of science at it’s best. However, subtle sci-fi creepiness sets forth when it’s explained that time travel can affect your life in the future, for example, the case of one woman revisiting her…