Friday, January 18, 2019

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book

Title: Polly Diamond and the Magic Book
Author: Alice Kuipers
Publisher: Chronicle
ISBN: 9781452152325

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: This fun chapter book shows the power of imagination featuring its unassumingly diverse main character.

Rating: 4/5

I'll Be There For You

Title: I'll Be There for You: The One About Friends
Author: Kelsey Miller
Publisher: Hanover Square
ISBN: 9781335928283

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very interesting look at one of the seminal sitcoms of all times and why that is so.

Rating: 4/5

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Title: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author: Hank Green
Publisher: Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780525641810

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Not only is this a great sci-fi piece with a very unique writing style, it is also an excellent commentary on the advantages and pitfalls of social media.

Rating: 5/5

Monday, January 14, 2019

Winnie's Great War

Title: Winnie's Great War
Author: Lindsay Mattick and Josh Greenhut
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316447126

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: The mostly true story of Winnipeg, the bear who came to London during WWI from Canada and became the inspiration for Winnie-the-Pooh, told in the style of Milne.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Stacking the Shelves: 1/6-1/12

For possible review (on Bookloons):
A Land of Permanent Goodbyes by Atia Abawi
Come Find Me by Megan Miranda

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Vox

Title: Vox
Author: Christina Dalcher
Publisher: Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780525643753

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Scarily possible dystopian, but I think the story might have been stronger without the affair.

Rating: 4/5

Friday, January 4, 2019

Be Prepared

Title: Be Prepared
Author: Vera Brosgol
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 9781626724440

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very enjoyable, fast-paced, well-drawn sorta memoir about summer camp and finding your place.

Rating: 5/5

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Beneath the Rainbow

Title: Beneath the Rainbow: Freya's Story
Author: Lisa Shambrook
Publisher: H2O
ISBN: 9781947727885

Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Bittersweet tale about loss and hope.  Spots will definitely make you tear up.

Rating: 4/5

Single Asiatic Male Seeks Ride or Die Chick

Title: Single Asiatic Male Seeks Ride or Die Chick
Author: Eddie Huang
Publisher: Amazon Originals
ISBN: 9781481492065

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Quick, entertaining read, but I did not understand a lot of the slang.

Rating: 3/5