Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon: "The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known.
We Were Liars is about a family who spends their summers on their private island. A group of four friends are called the Liars. During one summer there is a tragic accident. The book tells the story of the Liars and how they deal with the accident.
This one counts as my "a book by a favorite author" for the reading challenge. If you love historical fiction, I absolutely recommend reading SECRETS OF A CHARMED LIFE by Susan Meissner. Even if you don't like historical usually, give this one a try!