The Address by Fiona Davis

The Dakota in New York is America’s first luxury apartment building, designed by the architect Theodore Camden. In 1884, a woman working at a hotel named Sara Smythe earns Theo’s respect and admiration, and he hires her to be the managerette of his new apartments, set to rival New York’s famous Fifth Avenue. But their…

The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert

Sanna loves her family’s apple orchard and brewing new cider flavors, the colors of which come to her in her dreams. Isaac just lost his ex-wife, and is struggling with how to to tell his ten year old son, Bass. On a road trip that leaves them at Sanna’s apple orchard, an accident ends in…

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Daniel Sempere is a ten-year-old boy whose father owns an antique bookshop in Spain. His mother died when he was young, and nothing of note had occurred in his life until his father takes him to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a secret library that contains forgotten or protected stories. He is to select one…

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Der Erlkonig: The Goblin King and Lord of Mischief. As a child, Liesl played in the woods with him, and promised to marry him when they grew up. But watching over her beautiful sister, practicing music with her brother the prodigy, and the daily chores of running an inn with her mother has turned the…

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…