The Perks of Being a Wallflower

This is one of those classic books that practically everyone has read and loved. I was one of the few that had not read it. So I picked it up one day when I had coupon or there was a sale going on. Then it sat on my shelf for a while. Like at least…

The Secret Place

I have realized that I love a good suspense novel. Especially when it deals with the twisted world of teenage girls. I think girls get the rep of being sweet an innocent so I love when authors dive into their lives deeper and show what is kept hidden. Teenage girls are mean. I had heard…

The Infinite Moment of Us

So I have recently gotten my best friend to fall in love with reading again. This is fantastic because shopping for books is always fun when you have a friend with you also shopping for books. So it has almost become a habit of ours to always go to a bookstore and buy new books…

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

I think we all knew this review was coming. Do I really need to explain how I got into this book? I grew up with both the Harry Potter books and the movie series. So obviously when I found there was a play I began trying to figure out how to get to myself to…

The Problem with Forever

This book was one of those books that I had seen advertised a lot of places and I was really intrigued by it but it wasn’t at the top of my list so I just ignored it for a while. Then my sister came home with an ARC of it and made my day. So…

The Memory Book

I will be honest I judged the book by the titled. I thought that this was going to be a memoir and would be boring but it kept showing up on my newsfeed so I decided to look more into it and boy was a I wrong. Even us seasoned readers can make the mistake…

This Savage Song

If I haven’t mentioned it before I have an Instagram account linked to my blog (@fromjensbookshelf) and I follow a ton of different book accounts through it. This is a fantastic way to get book recommendations. This book is just one example of how you can find out about an amazing book through social media….

A Monster Calls

This was another book that came on my radar because it was going to be a movie. I doubt I would have looked twice at this book had it not gotten so much book publicity for the movie. Not that the title or the cover weren’t intriguing to catch my eye. It was the shape…

The Ring & The Crown

Let me just start by saying I really really really wanted to like this book. It had so much going for it when I picked it up. The cover and title drew me in almost instantly. I mean come on that cover is gorgeous. The characters and the plot had so much potential but it…

Dear Daughter

This book was on a display for thrilling novels at a bookstore. On the top of the display was Girl on the Train. At the time I had not yet read that book but I knew it was going to be a good book so I decided to take note on the rest of the books…