Sadly, it has been a while since my last trip to the library or when I last read a book to be honest. On a dreary rainy summer day, I went on a quest to the local library and searched for books from authors I have never read before that were on my "to read list" from my Good Reads on my iPhone (a very handy application right at my finger tips, while away from home). A couple days later while suffering from a terrible head cold and lack of sleep, it was the perfect time for me to get engrossed in fictional lives! The following books below, I highly recommend that you read them when you have the time or able to reserve them from your local library! They were all fabulous books that I thoroughly enjoyed very much and thankfully they made my life more bearable while sick!
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
My thoughts: Along for the Ride is the first book that I have read by the popular New York Times Bestseller young adult author Sarah Dessen who has a collection of other books that I look forward to reading in the future. To my surprise, I read Along for the Ride in less than 24 hours! I was very sad when I reached the last page of the book because I fell in love the all the characters and wanted to read more about them! Each character in the book had some flaws and by the end of the book they each transformed realistically into something better. There were characters you will love and hate in the story. The main character Auden made the biggest transformation of all and it was truly inspiring to watch unfold! Auden never experienced life beyond her academic studies and she was socially awkward. She discovered more things about herself after spending one summer in Colby with her father, step mother, and baby step sister near a beachy board walk. Along the way, Auden made friends, discovered her strengths/weaknesses by taking some risks, explored new experiences by setting aside logic, and allowed herself to be free to an open mind. It was an easy and fantastic read that you will not be able to put down!Mr. Darcy's Diary and Mr. Knightly's Diary by Amanda Grange