No series, just solo reads.
- •The Martian Chronicles by Ray BradburyFavorite book I've ever read...and I've read quite a few. It's filled with individual short stories that all come together to show a bigger picture. Based around life on the planet Mars, it shows human's impact on the planet. Amazing story line and writing style.
- •The Great Gatsby by F. Scott FirzgeraldAfter hearing so many good things about this book I decided to read it last winter. It's an amazing book that portrays the 1920s as a fun but hectic time period. The movie is amazing as well (Tobey Maguire is the perfect actor for the part).
- •The Kids Table by Andrea SeigelI picked this up one day at the library last summer. I was just kinda looking around the shelves when I found this. I was captivated by the cover, so I brought it home with me. It's a very good book about a girls perspective on her family's "kid table" and the people who are there. Her family isn't anything close to perfect, with one cousin having eating disorders, one being gay, and another family member who is known to have a drinking problem.
- •The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth EulbergProbably just like this because of my extreme Beatles obsession...if you are a Beatles fan this book is awesome!! It's about a girl who's sick of boys so she creates a club of girls who put a ban on dating and boyfriends. Has lots of references to the Beatles throughout the book.
- •Guitar Notes by Mary AmatoOk so I read this like two summers ago but I still remember it as one of my favorite books. About a girl who lost her mom and a guy who lost his dad. Both of them belong to different groups in their school, but they bond over music and become good friends, even if others don't want them to.
- •A Mango-Shaped Space by Wendy MassAgain this is from two summers ago. It's about a girl who can see colors whenever she hears or sees words. Each number has its own color and texture to it. She keeps it a secret for years, but when telling her parents, they don't know if she's gone crazy or telling the truth.
- •Slaughter-House Five by Kurt VonnegutActually just finished this a month ago. My dad told me a lot about this book so I decided to give it a try. It has a very interesting style to it and jumps around a bit, but it's very funny. It makes me think, cry, and laugh all at the same time.
- •My 100 Adventures by Polly HorvathI read this when I was in elementary school...so it's more of a kids book. I still love it though because I understand a bit more each time I read it. It's about a girl who lives at the beach with her mom and younger siblings. They are a little poor and have no father. Her town is centered around church, so worried she is full of sin and destined for hell, she sets off doing chores and errands for the church's pastor to "forgive her sins".
- •Moon Over Manifest by Clare VanderpoolI read this in fifth grade, so it's more of a kids book. I loved it though and I want to read it again soon. Alternating between two different stories, it shows the lives of two characters that are different yet similar.
- •The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann BrasharesI must admit...I watched the movie first. After seeing it though I checked out the book and fell in love with it. SOOOOO much better than the movie. Four best friends split off for the summer but mail each other a pair of pants that fits them all to stay connected. Each of their stories of so different and it's hard to pick a favorite between the four girls. (I know it's a series, but I really only like the first book)
- •Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyAmazing. Just...amazing. It kept me reading until late at night. I think it's safe to say Ray Bradbury is my favorite author. Set in the future where books are not allowed and must be burned, but the main character who burns the books has a change of heart through the people he meets.
- •The Time Machine by H. G. WellsI love H. G. Wells, and this was the first book I read by him. The title explains the basic story line of a man creating a time machine, but the future he sees is unlike anything known to man.