Thursday, 15 May 2014

Random Recs || Blue Cover

So my little sister briefly had a gig filling it as librarian at the school where I work. Which was awesome because she'd snag books that she knew I wanted to read when they came in. And she was quite the book pusher.

Anyway, this lead to some interesting conversations throughout her time at the school. Including students coming up to her and asking, "What's a good book?" Just like that. No follow-up or anything. It reminded me of this picture.

So with that in mind, here's this week's random recs.

Books With Blue Covers

Wonder by RJ Palacio
This is the charming story of Auggie--a young boy born with a facial deformity. After a multitude of struggles and surgeries, Auggie is ready to take on the world of public school for the first time in his life. The story is heart warming and heart wrenching and not one you're likely to forget.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
If you haven't heard of this by now, I don't know where you've been. But just in case, TFiOS tells the story of Hazel, a teenage girl with cancer. It's another heart warming/wrenching combination that will stick with you for a long time.

The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Anderson is a wizard with the written word and never shies away from controversial and hard hitting topics. In her latest novel, she weaves a tale of father and daughter, struggling to try to get by despite post-traumatic stress, anxiety and a less than "normal" life up until this point.

Okay, I confess that this is cheating a bit. Because this is book 3 of a trilogy, and that's not entirely fair. But this book was phenomenal. It's everything a conclusion should be. High stakes, epic journeys, love, romance and politics. Give the series a try!

What do you think? Have you read any of these? Any other blue books to recommend? Let's chat in the comments!