Code Name Verity, by Elizabeth Wein.

Oct. 11th, 1943 - A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret [...]

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June Wrap-Up & July TBR.

Last month has been pretty great for the ol' Book Nook, and I have all of you to thank for that, so thank you! I hope you enjoy reading these book reviews/book posts as much as I love writing them. I completed my June TBR list which was made up of: The Little Lord Fauntleroy, [...]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, by Sean Covey

Based on his father's bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Sean Covey applies the same principles to teens, using a vivacious, entertaining style. To keep it fun, Covey writes, he "stuffed it full of cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world... along with a [...]

Caraval, by Stephanie Garber

Remember, it’s only a game… Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over. But [...]

Emmy & Oliver, by Robin Benway.

Emmy’s best friend, Oliver, reappears after being kidnapped by his father ten years ago. Emmy hopes to pick up their relationship right where it left off. Are they destined to be together? Or has fate irreparably driven them apart? Emmy just wants to be in charge of her own life. She wants to stay out [...]

Fierce Faith, by Alli Worthington

Sometimes Jesus’s call to “fear not” seems like the hardest instruction to follow. Some days you faultlessly juggle everything that is your life—kids, husband, house, job, church, friendships, school, pets, appointments, and on and on. Other days the very thought of which ball you’re going to drop puts your anxiety level through the roof. You’re [...]

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

This book has been sitting on my book shelf for the past three years. Even as I moved, accidentally gave books away, and read hundreds of other books, this darn book stayed on my shelf, unread and untouched for the past three years. So when my mom told me that we were meeting her best [...]