- Small Admissions by Amy Poeppel. After getting dumped by her French boyfriend, Kate attempts to get her life back together by accepting a job in admissions at a prestigious private school in NYC. The novel explores the crazy competitive world of private school admissions for the wealthy elite, as well as the many complicated relationships in Kate’s personal life. There’s nothing exceptional about this book, but it’s an entertaining read with some quirky characters and seriously funny moments. I enjoyed it.
- The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. The Sun Is Also a Star follows the lives of two teenagers who meet by chance (or fate) and fall in love…over the course of one day. The catch? The protagonist is the daughter of illegal immigrants, and her family is being deported back to Jamaica that night. The book is charming and a little melodramatic—which I guess is appropriate considering that it’s written for teenagers. It also has a super sweet ending. If you’re into young adult novels, I would give this one a shot.