Contemporary Literature




Faking Normal
by Courtney Stevens
Year Published: 2014
Contemporary Literature 
*Mature Content*

An edgy, realistic debut novel praised by the New York Times bestselling author of Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys, as “a beautiful reminder that amid our broken pieces we can truly find ourselves.”

To learn more about the book:

Faking Normal - Reviews





Life of Pi
by Yann Martel
Year Published: 2001
Contemporary Literature 
*Mature Content*

“Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can.”

Shipwrecked, family lost, alone at sea. What must Pi do to survive?

To learn more about the book:

Life of Pi - Book Trailer
Life of Pi - Author interview




Sarah's Key
by Tatiana De Rosnay
Year Published: 2006
Contemporary Literature 
*Mature Content*

July 16th 1942 marks one of the darkest days in history for Paris, France. 13,000 Jews were forced from their homes and sent to concentration camps. 10-year-old Sarah Starynski attempts to save her brother Michel, but her plan is interrupted. Can she make it back in time to save him?

To learn more about the book:

Sarah's Key - Book Trailer

Sarah's Key - Author Interview




Tears of a Tiger
by Sharon Draper
Year Published: 1994
Contemporary Literature

Every teenager makes mistakes...but not as big as killing your best friend. Could you live with yourself?

To learn more about the book:

Tears of a Tiger - Book Trailer



The Bean Trees
by Barbara Kingsolver
Year Published: 1988
Contemporary Fiction

Marietta Greer is not thrilled with her life in Kentucky. After buying an old Volkswagen Bug, she takes off for an adventure. She made two promises after she left: one she kept and one she didn’t.

To learn more about the book:

The Bean Trees- Book Trailer

The Secret Life of Bees
by Sue Monk Kidd
Year Published: 2001
Contemporary Literature

What really happened the day Lilly’s mom was killed? Can the truth live up to Lilly’s expectations?

To learn more about the book:

The Secret Life of Bees - Book Trailer