The Cardturner by Louis Sachar. When his wealthy uncle, a champion bridge player who has lost his vision, asks seventeen-year-old Alton to be a cardturner for him, Alton has no idea how much he will ultimately learn from his eccentric relative.
When a friend suggests a way of getting in with the popular crowd, David figures it's a sure thing. But instead of becoming Mr. Cool, he ends up looking like a
Althea and Oliver by Cristina Moracho "Althea and Oliver, who have been friends since age six and are now high school juniors, find their friendship changing because he has contracted Kleine-Levin Syndrome"-
A World Away by Nancy Grossman - similar to TLC's Breaking Amish. Sixteen-year-old Eliza, an Amish girl, goes to work for an "English" family as a nanny to two young children, and must then choose between two entirely different ways of life.
Catherine Cookson's estate set to infuriate publishing houses by releasing 100 cut-price e-books
Edward O. Wilson—the world’s greatest living biologist—elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman // YA book about a teen girl in a coma after a horrible car accident. Beautifully written, romantic, and perfectly paced. I blazed through it once and then listened to it a few months later and was just as gripped.