Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Award Winning / John / Young Adult

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon finally thinks he’s found true love, or at least true like. Unfortunately, he’s met this someone, who goes by the name Blue, online. Simon is gay but not out to anyone, not even his family and friends, but he inadvertently ends up revealing his orientation to fellow high school student Martin. Martin reads one … Continue reading

Biography / John / Nonfiction

The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn

According to author Jeff Guinn’s research for The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple, the commonly used expression “Don’t drink the Kool-Aid” should actually be “Don’t drink the Flavor Aid.” It was this cheaper version of Kool-Aid that Jim Jones’ most devoted followers mixed with cyanide on that day at the Jonestown … Continue reading

John / Memoir / Nonfiction

Tell Me Everything You Don’t Remember by Christine Hyung-Oak Lee

A writing cliché I’ve heard many times is “Nothing bad ever happens to a writer. Everything is material.” Divorce, all types of unhappy childhoods, and alcohol and drug addiction have all been turned into great books, stories, essays, and, more recently, blogs. Death, of course, can’t be turned into literary gold and long prison sentences, … Continue reading