Out of My Mind, by Sharon M. Draper

Eleven-year-old Melody has been fascinated by words since the moment she could hear them. Their definitions and cadence, the bouncing of syllables and often-times duplicitous meanings have held her captive. But ironically, the one truly held captive has been...

Room, by Emma Donoghue

Jack and his Ma have been kidnapped and they are trapped in the backyard of their perpetrator. Jack, being a result of this man’s abuse, is oblivious to the torment inflicted on his mother. The entire story it told through the eyes of this 5 year old little boy,...

Me Before You, by Jo Jo Moyes

A delightful read right from the first page,¬†Me Before You¬†captured my empathy and my imagination, making me not want to put the book down. Will Trainer, a man with everything going for him, steps into the street one rainy morning, only to lose everything he’s...

Bird by Bird, by Anne Lamott

I had heard about the impact of Bird by Bird in various writing circles through the years. It was one of those books that conjured up a desperation in the sharer’s face. With scrunched cheeks and evened out eyebrows, she’d speak with the intensity of...