Christine Riccio is the bestselling author of Again, But Better. She is the creator of the wildly popular PolandBananasBOOKS YouTube page with over 400,000 followers. Christine shares how reading has made her the person she is today.
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
A story of first love and family loss follows the estrangement between daredevil Jude and her loner twin brother, Noah, as a result of a mysterious event that is brought to light by a beautiful, broken boy and a new mentor.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.
Recognizing that her marriage is in deep trouble in spite of her abiding love for her husband, television writer Georgie excludes herself from a Christmas family visit before discovering a way to reconnect with the man her husband used to be.
In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed (‘gleaned’) by professional reapers (‘scythes’). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe–a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn’t.
Just One Day by Gayle Forman
Unable to forget attractive Dutch actor Willem while performing in Twelfth Night, sheltered American actress Allyson uncharacteristically follows him to Paris, where after a whirlwind one-day romance Allyson embarks on a year-long journey of self-discovery.