Our Books of the Week for the Month of September

These are four books that you should be reading if you haven’t yet








Official Description:

Sixteen-year-old Piper Wesley has always been better at hooking fish than guys. But with her best friend Benny by her side, she’s never minded. And besides, her fishing skills have made her a celebrity in her hometown of Islamorada, an island paradise in the Florida Keys. So when a slump in tourism threatens to sink her family’s fishing charter business, Piper recruits Benny to help her win a major fishing tournament and the $25,000 grand prize. It seems like a perfect plan. Put her skills to use, win some money and help her parents weather the storm. Except that now Benny cares more about hanging out with his girlfriend Marina than helping Piper. And he keeps disappearing, usually after something suspicious happens on the island. Add in Logan, a Michigan transplant with a growing interest in something other than Piper’s fishing, and it looks like practicing for the tournament will be anything but easy. Leaving Piper to wonder how she’ll win. And who will be there when it’s over.


Official Description:

A Cinderella who spends her nights as a wolf. A prince with a taste for blood. Seventeen year old Cydney struggles against her werewolf nature, trying to keep everyone around her safe. No way will she risk exposing the beast at the prince’s ball, no matter how her two cousins try to persuade her. Even as she attempts to get on with her life, Cydney can’t forget the boy she loved three summers ago — or what she did to him after losing control. Turned into a vampire to save his life, the prince refuses to live up to his royal duties. He just wants to find the girl he loved and lost…the werewolf girl who bit him. But his father, the king, commands him to attend a ball where he must choose a wife. Can he find his Cinderella before he’s forced to marry another? He doesn’t even have her real name, much less a glass slipper.


Official Description:

Before Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw was a small-town girl who knew she wanted more. She’s ready for real life to start, but first she must navigate her senior year of high school. Up until now, Carrie and her friends have been inseparable. Then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture, and a friend’s betrayal makes her question everything. With an unforgettable cast of characters, The Carrie Diaries is the story of how a regular girl learns to think for herself and evolves into a sharp, insightful writer. Readers will learn about her family background, how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. Through adventures both audacious and poignant, we’ll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where her new life begins.


Official Description:

Seventeen-year-old Lily Rossow is used to taking care of her burnout mother and 6-year-old sister Rose. But when her mother’s attempt to move the family to California only months before graduation goes horribly wrong, Lily faces the challenges of making a life for her and her sister in a new town while hoping her complicated past doesn’t find her. Things take an unexpected turn when two beautiful and helpful strangers come into Lily and Rose’s life. But nothing is easy for Lily. And when she uncovers a dark secret about these two mysterious men, she must make a life-altering decision-one that threatens to break the balance in an ancient battle between good and evil.



Shirts and Shoes Not Required (Summer Share Series) by Todd Strasser

In Shirts and Shoes Not Required by Todd Strasser a group of strangers move into a house for the summer in the Jersey Shore. There’s Avery, who only wants to spend a romantic summer with her boyfriend Curt. Curt on the other hand, just wants to get a gig and make his band something he can invest in for his future. Then there’s Polly, who wants to loosen up and have some fun. There are four other characters who are all looking for something out of the summer.

OUR RATING: 1 out of 5 confusing stars

Okay we hate to give any book 1 lonely star, but with this book we couldn’t help it. Tell us if you’ve heard this story before, “This a is story of 7 strangers picked to live in a….” We really felt like we were watching an episode of The Real World in the Jersey Shore. We kept hoping someone from the Jersey Shore would show up to wake us up. Biggest issue we had with this book was it had way too many points of view. Each house member took over the story at random times without warning. Every time the story started getting good, the author would change the point of view to another character that was not involved in the plot at the moment. It was as if the author didn’t know how to resolve the climax that was happening, so instead would switch over to another character. It was way too confusing. We had to keep re-reading paragraphs to see who was telling the story.

Go watch an old episode of The Real World or the Jersey Shore and skip this book.