Saturday, December 9, 2023

This Is Not the Real World


Title: This Is Not the Real World

Author: Anna Carey

Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781683692812
Thoughts: More intense than the first book, but the nostalgia was lacking and the ending was not very satisfying.

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Tell Me Everything


Title: Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation

Author: Erika Krouse

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: 9781250839213
Thoughts: Interesting and intense look at the investigation of rape culture at a university missed with the author's own story as well as relevant historical cases.

Rating: 4/5

Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab


Title: Nick and Tesla's High-Voltage Danger Lab

Author: Bob Pflugfelder & Steve Hockensmith

Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594746482
Thoughts: While this progresses in a logical linear order (at least for an MG book), it seems a little confused as to what it wants to be, other than a story that adds in science experiments.

Rating: 3/5

Bride of the Tornado


Title: Bride of the Tornado

Author: James Kennedy

Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781683693277
Thoughts: Highly captivating Midwestern gothic horror.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, December 4, 2023

In Love


Title: In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

Author: Amy Bloom

Publisher: Random House Audio
ISBN: 9780593555989
Thoughts: Not a cheerful read, but very emotional and honest.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

The Secret Book of Flora Lea


Title: The Secret Book of Flora Lea

Author: Patti Callahan Henry

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
ISBN: 9781797155982
Thoughts: A historical mystery that will remind you of childhood fantasy novels while explaining the reason a specific trope of them exists.

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Mom in the Movies


Title: Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)

Author: Richard Corliss

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781476738260
Thoughts: Good as a coffee table book, but did not feel as comprehensive as it could have been.

Rating: 3/5