I select books to review simply by choosing books that look interesting to me. They may come as recommendations from friends, suggested books on websites such as Goodreads, or books that stand out to me at the local library or book store. Reviews will typically include the title, author, publisher, year published, and number of pages in the edition I read. Spoiler-free summaries will be provided prior to an evaluation of the book, followed by an overall recommendation statement (see below).

All reviews are given a pre-header of “Abby Reads:”. For example, the review for All American Boys would have a title of “Abby Reads: All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.”

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Links to Reviews (Alphabetical by Title):

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

All the Rage by Courtney Summers

Amelia Anne Is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfeld

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

Astray by Amy Christine Parker

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender

The Beast Is an Animal by Peternelle van Arsdale

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Dataclysm by Christian Rudder

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

Down from the Mountain by Elizabeth Fixmer

Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

Dracula in Love by Karen Essex

Duel with the Devil by Paul Collins

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Flicker and Mist by Mary Thompson

For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Free to Make: How the Maker Movement Is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds by Dale Dougherty

Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols

The Harm in Asking: My Clumsy Encounters with the Human Race by Sara Barron

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany

Hello, Sunshine by Leila Howland

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford

How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky by Lydia Netzer

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl by Carrie Brownstein

I Can’t Complain: (All Too) Personal Essays by Elinor Lipman

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio

In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham by Emily Bingham

Is Everyone Hanging out without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

Juliet Immortal by Stacey Jay

Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron

Maud by Melanie Fishbane

Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney

Ms. Marvel Vol. 1 – No Normal by G. Willow Wilson

Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Amy Dillard

Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Revolution of Sabine by Beth Ain Levine

Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay

The Secret History of Jane Eyre: How Charlotte Brontë Wrote Her Masterpiece by John Pfordresher

Selkie Girl by Laurie Brooks

Shut Up, You’re Welcome by Annie Choi

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Storytimes for Everyone!: Developing Young Children’s Language and Literacy by Saroj Ghoting

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

The Tyrant’s Daughter by J. C. Carleson

Vicious Little Darlings by Katherine Easer

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

What I Was Doing while You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman

The Widow by Fiona Barton

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

You Are SO Cursed! by Naomi Nash