The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

A young girl named Frances is relocated to her mother’s hometown in England during the first world war. Little does she realize, this event will change her life and affect her entire country. Frances loves playing by the stream in the woods behind her aunt’s house, sometimes with her older cousin Elsie, but typically alone….

The Child by Fiona Barton

Emma is an at-home book editor, riddled with anxiety, cowed by her domineering mother, Jude and her unusual upbringing. She wishes she knew who her father was, and struggles to forgive her mother for kicking her out of the house as a young teenager. Jude never got over the subsequent loss of her charismatic boyfriend,…

The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley

A very astute Catholic boy loves to play soldiers and other adventure games with his mute brother Hanny. But the young boys’ wanderings along dangerous coastal tides and discovery of a rifle will lead to such monstrosities (especially in the surrounding woods one night), that Hanny will suppress the memories as an adult, leaving only…

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Once every ten years, a village girl of seventeen is selected by the wizard in the tower known as the Dragon. Everyone believes the beautiful Kasia will be chosen, not her best friend, the plain Agnieszka whose only talent is finding things like blackberries near the dangerous, corrupted Wood. But when Anieska is able to…

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

What’s it like to be trapped in your own mind, with obsessive thoughts that manifest into socially awkward behaviors you don’t know how to control? Aza Holmes, Holmesy to her best friend Daisy, is far from the legendary Sherlock who could use his obsessive nature to solve crimes. Terrified of acquiring a bacterial infection at…

Paper Towns by John Green

Quentin is a high school boy who lives next door to the girl of his dreams, Margo Roth Spiegelman. But is it an imaginary person or the real girl he loves? He thinks he finally knows her when she offers to take him on an unrestrained night’s adventure of revenge, blackmail, and even breaking and…

The Night Sister

Beside an empty motel in New England stands the “Tower of London” in Vermont, built by the motel owner for his wife. A little girl named Amy grew up in a house beside her grandfather’s ruined dream, raised by her grandmother, who kept the many secrets their family was cursed with. Jason, a neighbor boy…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a children’s tale Ron grew up with, tell the story of three Deathly Hallows, a mere legend which, when combined, could cheat Death. Yet Dumbledore suspiciously left a copy of the story to Hermione in his will. Most believe it to be a fairy tale, but there are some…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A murderous maniac named Sirius Black has escaped from the Wizard prison, Azkaban, and was heard murmuring in his sleep about Hogwarts. In his new Potions class, Harry keeps encountering an ominous portent called a Grimm and the terrifying creatures that haunted Azkaban which are now surrounding Hogwarts. Harry has much to master in only…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tension is already thick at the Dursleys with the addition of Harry’s new “pet,” Hedwig, but then a house elf named Dobby appears in Harry’s room with a mysterious warning, and threatens to upset Uncle Vernon with his racket on the night of a very important business dinner. At Diagon Alley, Harry not only has…

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

On 4 Privet Drive, Surrey, a baby was delivered to the most unmagical family that ever lived. He was famous in the wizarding world for being the only “boy who lived” after facing the most wicked wizard of all time. Harry Potter is raised by an unkind aunt and uncle who make him sleep in…

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Nina was just let go from her job as a librarian in the city, where they want young college grads who know more about marketing than finding the perfect book for readers, as Nina does. So she purchases a decrepit white van from man in a tiny town in Scotland, and discovers that the landscape…