The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
Accepted to Westish College on a baseball scholarship, Henry Skrimshander makes a mistake. The aftermath of the accident leads the baseball team, the school's president, and the president's daughter to do things they never thought they would do but that seem to be the things they most desire. A story of love, disruption, and life dreams, this book was quite hard to put down; sometimes predictable but heart-wrenching and heart-warming nonetheless.
Paper Towns by John Green
Young Adult Fiction
Quentin, nicknamed Q, has had a crush on his neighbor Margo since they were children, but when the rebellious yet popular girl climbs in through his bedroom window one night to take him on a magnificent journey, the next day she goes missing. Leaving behind clues for him to follow, Margo leads Q on a quest across the country to discover why people do the things they do and why they claim to be the people they are. A cute coming-of-age story about graduation and moving forward.
The Bellwether Revivals by Benjamin Wood
Literary FictionLiving in Cambridge but working at a nursing home, young Oscar is drawn into a church by the sound of an organ, and there he meets medical student Iris and her musical prodigy brother Eden. As he falls in love with Iris, he learns more about Eden and his narcissism, causing him to believe he can heal people with music. This novel has a distinctive atmosphere of a dusty upper-class England and Gothic mystery. A fascinating and thrilling read.
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