January 2016 Book of the Month

November’s pick is Forbidden by Eve Bunting

Set in the early 1900s in England, a 16 year old girl, Josie, becomes an orphan. She is sent to live with her uncle and aunt in the coastal town of Brindle in Scotland. Things are quite odd in Brindle and Josie’s curiosity causes her to investigate. She meets a boy named Eli whom she is forbidden to see, but not told why. She believes her uncle is involved in witchcraft, but the truth is horrifying. What happens next could only happen if you believe in a place between life and death.

December 2015 Book of the Month

December’s pick is Orbiting Jupiter by Nicola Yoon

Joseph, age 14, is delivered to Jack’s family as a foster child who suffered physical abuse from his father. His goal is to see his daughter, Jupiter, who is in foster care waiting for approval to be adopted. Too young to be a father, he wants a guarantee that she will always know who his is. He takes off in the cold winter of Michigan to find her which causes chaos to those responsible for him. As things begin to look better, an accident changes everything.

November 2015 Book of the Month

November’s pick is Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon

Madeline, a seventeen year old, has not been outside of her house since she was a baby due to a rare disease. Then a new family moves in next door with a cute boy named Olly. Life takes a completely different turn and the adventure begins. Along the way she learns the truth about herself and must decide how to deal with it. This book is definitely going to be turned into a movie!

September 2015 Book of the Month

September’s pick is Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

Do you believe in witches and magic? In a very small town in the Berkshires called Sidwell, there is a “monster”. Things are disappearing and graffiti is appearing. Meanwhile, Twig and her mother are hiding her brother James due to a family curse. Can Twig solve both mysteries? Does James want to be cured? This is a story of acceptance and love, what everyone wishes for.

August 2015 Book of the Month

August’s pick is The Friendship Riddle by Megan Frazer Blakemore.

The story is set in a small seaside town, similar to Gloucester. One day Ruth finds a small origami envelope with a riddle in a library book and the quest begins! Losing her best friend to the popular girls, Ruth learns that the more friends the merrier and ends up with a “motley crew” of kids just as excited about the quest as she is!

July 2015 Book of the Month

July’s pick is Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen.

Seriously, you can’t go wrong reading any book written by Sarah Dessen. In this latest one, Sydney feels she is invisible. Her brother, Peyton, is in prison and her parents focus is on him while Sydney tries to navigate her life on her own. Then she meets Mac and his family and things begin to change, including how she feels about herself.

June 2015 Book of the Month

This month’s pick is We all looked up by Tommy Wallach

A meteor named Ardor is heading toward Earth. It will be here in two months. There is only one question with millions of answers: What would you do with those two months?
While not the best book I’ve read, it does raise the endless possibilities with knowing there are only 2 months left for humanity. The lives of four teenagers converge, trying to find meaning as the end is hurling towards them.

May 2015 Book of the Month

This month’s pick is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.

The Silvers are the elite and the Reds the poor, it’s the way it has always been. Mare Barrow is a Red, or is she? The King of the Silvers discovers that she is different, a mix of Silver and Red with unique powers. With one foot in each world, Mare tries to change history causing a chaotic, violent event in which she learns one truth: anyone can be betrayed by anyone.

April 2015 Book of the Month

This month’s pick is Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt

Keven, aka The Poetry Bandit, feels powerless. At home and at school, he is a victim to bullying that no one seems to see, except the school librarian, Mrs. Little. Sometimes in life, all it takes is one person to give you the courage to right what is wrong, and make you see that what you are is truly special.

March 2015 Book of the Month

This month’s pick is The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

What is the secret that Lex carries with her since her brother Ty committed suicide? And how does she come to terms with it? This is a healing journey not just for Lex, but for her parents, friends, and Tyler’s friends. It’s a journey of letting go with love.