I haven’t bought too many books this month, but I just couldn’t go a month without buying at least a few. Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these books and how you felt about them!
Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Summary: Charlie is known as a “wallflower” who writes about his life through his adolescent years, which he must face new experiences as first love and new friends but also face loss and heartbreak. Charlie learns how to manage those new comings in a different light as he grows up.
11/23/63 by Stephen King
Summary: Jake Epping, a high school English teacher discovers a secret about a diner, where his friend works, that transports him to the time of the Kennedy assassination. Jake then takes on the mission to prevent the assassination just by stepping into the portal and following one man, Lee Harvey Oswald.
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Summary: Gemma Doyle is sent to a boarding school in England after her mother’s suicide. Gemma has the sense to see the future, and typically they come true, and the things she sees there are pretty chilling. She is also followed by an Indian man who was sent to watch her, and she needs to know why. She also learns what the spiritual world and the connection to the girls at the boarding school lead to.
Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh
Summary: Young seventeen-year-old Mariko is sent to meet her betrothed, Raiden but as she travels she gets attacked by the Black Clan. She survives the attack and makes the decision to be a boy in order to avenge those who attacked her. Mishaps occur while she goes on this journey, and she questions a lot about herself along the way.
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Summary: This is the second installment in the Lunar Chronicle series. Scarlet’s grandmother goes missing, and when she encounters a man named Wolf, he has information on her whereabouts. As they both try to unravel the mystery, they meet Cinder; which they all need to figure out the how to beat Levana, the Lunar Queen, who will do everything in her power to destroy someone who gets in her way.
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
Summary: In stories told in the past and present of the September 11th attack on the twin towers, two girls tell their stories about their experiences. Jesse’s story leads to talk about the aftermath of the attack and the death of her brother. Alia’s story is told during the happenings on the attack, trying to escape, along with a boy she decides to trust.