With christmas around the corner, here are some good reads that are old school and cheap to buy ATM.
1. The Other Way Around by Sashi Kaufman
Boy goes to an all-girls school and then hits the road on a cross-country trip? YES. I love this concept. And I am a total sucker for a good coming of age story.
2. The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
This book hits two sweet spots for me. First, I am a total sucker for dual point of view. Second, the meet-cute! Wren and Grayson first meet when Wren saves Grayson from choking on a cocktail weenie. Hilarious! I’m sold.
Okay, this cover. Real talk. This cover slays me. It looks like something straight out of Rookie Mag. And the title! Beautiful. I haven’t read anything else of Wendy’s, but I’ve heard her other novels are wonderful, so I’m excited to dig in with this one and maybe backtrack to Wendy’s earlier work.
4. Breakfast Served Anytime by Sarah Combs
I love that this book is set at a self-proclaimed “geek camp!” I love all the different ingredients of this book promises. I mean, there’s a Professor X and a boy dresses like the Mad Hatter!
5. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King
Amy is my ultimate auto-buy author. I’m totally sneaking this book in even though it’s not a contemp because this one sounds incredible.
6. We Were Liars E. Lockhart
I have a confession to make. I’ve never read an E. Lockhart book. I KNOW. I know. But this cover. This concept. This title! This just screams unreliable narrator, right?
7. The Half Life of Molly Pierce by Katrina Leno
I’m actually reading this one right now and am about halfway through. I am loving this. So maybe this is a cheat because it’s 2013, but whatever. As you might have guessed, I’m a sucker for an unreliable narrator, and Molly Pierce delivers. (So far!)
8. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
I’m actually pretty upset that I didn’t come up with this idea first. Writing letters to the dead as a way of getting over the death of a loved one. This sounds genius.
9. The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
So much to love about this premise! But mainly I love that you’re hearing the truth about Alice from everyone except Alice. I have a feeling this one’s going to hit all the right notes.
10.The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel
A woman scorned, y’all! The Break-Up Artist promises lots of scheming and sabotage. Becca sounds like the type of smart protagonist I find myself gravitating toward.
11.No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown
I’ve been excited for this one since it was first announced. I’m obsessed with the Appalachian Trail, plus this one sounds a little reminiscent of Sara Zarr and I am a huge fan.
12.To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
I’m pretty sure this book is on everyone’s list, right? But, seriously! This concept is amazing. I adored the Summer series and am loving the Burn for Burn series. Jenny Han is definitely another auto-buy author of mine.
13.Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
If you can’t tell, I’ve got a thing for road trip books, but this sounds like a road trip book on steroids. Country super star for a best friend and 24-city tour? I’m in.
14.The Chance You Won’t Return by Annie Cardi
My biggest pet peeve is underdeveloped parents. I love that this book puts a spotlight on not only the main character’s parent, but also mental illness. Plus Amelia Earhart!