“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” – Frederick Douglass
Hey there, welcome to the third installment of what to read in 2017. So lets get started with some adult contemporary, some of these titles were suggested by a good friend of mine so be sure to check out her YouTube channel, Julia Sapphire.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffery Eugenides
The Virgin Suicides tells the shocking, tender and humorous story of the five Lisbon sisters.
The most terrifying thing about the girls was how normal they seemed, as their mother let them loose one by one to venture into a world full of pain and love. Now, twenty years later their unforgettable personalities are burned into the memories of the boys that all but worshiped them. Twenty years later they all gather and recall the sad and sweet story of the five girls they loved.
Blankets by Craig thompson
Blankets tells the story of two brothers and their sibling rivalry as they grow up in an isolated area in the country and the budding romance of two coming-of-age lovers. A tale of security and discovery, of playfulness and tragedy, of a fall from grace and the origins of faith.
Confess by Colleen Hoover
If you want to rebuild your life, then there’s no room for mistakes. But Auburn Reed did make a mistake, the mistake of walking into a Dallas art studio where she meets an enigmatic artist, Qwen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes control, and risks her ambitions and hard work to be with this man. Only, she realizes that Owen’s keeping a secret, one that has the power to ruin everything she has worked for. Owen knows that if he wants to keep Auburn in his life, he will have to confess. But secrets are heavy and destructive, so is he ready to let the cat out of the bag?
Are they ready to confess?
Faithful by Alice Hoffman
Tragedy is a fickle thing. It strikes unexpectedly and leaves a permanent mark in it’s wake. The initial sting is hot and fierce but over time the pain dulls but never really goes away.
That’s how Shelby Richmond felt after her best friend’s future was ruined, and she got to walk away with nothing but a heart heavy with guilt.
Faithful is a story of a young woman faced with guilt and sadness. At this point, love seems like a distant star in the sky, a beautiful sight but never close enough to reach out and hold on tight. But little does our tortured heroine know that an angel has watched over her since that one horrific night she fell apart.
In the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
It’s strange how attraction draws you in. It can swallow you whole, cloud your judgment and drive you mad. When Lee Brightman, gorgeous, charismatic and bit on the mysterious side, walks into Catherine Bailey’s , she believes that this scenario is too good to be true.
But what starts out as a passionate relationship, soon transforms into an erratic and controlled relationship that leaves Catherine wanting out. But as friend’s throw away her pleas for help, she is left in an isolated situation where she can only only rely on herself to escape.
Will Catherine break free? Or will she be trapped in the in dark corner for the rest of her days?
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