Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Ugly Cry

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Title: The Ugly Cry

Author: Danielle Henderson

Publisher: Viking
 
ISBN: 9780525559351
 
Thoughts:  While there are a few heart-wrenching parts, do not let the title mislead you - there are also many laugh-out-loud parts to this memoir as well.
 
Rating: 4/5

Raventide

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Title: Raventide

Author: T.A. Miles

Publisher: Raventide
 
ISBN: n/a
 
Thoughts:  Good premise and world-building, but too many characters to keep straight and plot was slightly confusing at points.
 
Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

How to Kidnap the Rich

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Title: How to Kidnap the Rich

Author: Rahul Raina

Publisher: Harper Perennial
 
ISBN: 9780063028784
 
Thoughts:  A distinctly Indian dark comedy.
 
Rating: 3/5

Monday, September 20, 2021

While We Were Dating

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Title: While We Were Dating

Author: Jasmine Guillory

Publisher: Penguin Audio
 
ISBN: 9780593409817
 
Thoughts: Very enjoyable rom com that also deals well with mental health.
 
Rating: 4/5

Friday, September 17, 2021

Park Avenue Summer

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Title: Park Avenue Summer

Author: Renee Rosen

Publisher: Berkley
 
ISBN: 9781101991145
 
Thoughts: Fun and fascinating fictional but factual look at the making of Cosmo as we know it today.
 
Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

She Persisted: Ruby Bridges

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Title: She Persisted: Ruby Bridges

Author: Kelka Magoon

Publisher: Philomel
 
ISBN: 9780593115879
 
Thoughts: I learned a lot I did not know about Bridges' activism in later years, but this brought up some questions for me about her early life that I will need to look into further as I am sure the answers are too complicated for a children's book.
 
Rating: 4/5

The Kids of Cattywampus Street

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Title: The Kids of Cattywampus Street

Author: Lisa Jahn-Clough

Publisher: Anne Schwartz
 
ISBN: 9780593127575
 
Thoughts: I really wish I could say these stories were fun if not deep, but unfortunately, they really fell flat, even for younger readers.
 
Rating: 1/5