Monday, January 30, 2023

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

 

Title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: Harper Collins
 
ISBN: 9781443419109
 
Thoughts: One of the funniest books that I had never heard of, but it goes a tad too far in parts.

Rating: 4/5

Angelmaker

 

Title: Angelmaker

Author: Nick Harkaway

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
 
ISBN: 9780307595959
 
Thoughts: A very interesting modern steampunk with some great highs, but also some confusing lows.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Fatty Fatty Boom Boom

 

Title: Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, & Family

Author: Rabia Chaudry

Publisher: Algonquin Books
 
ISBN: 9781643750385
 
Thoughts: The beginning was hard for me, but Chaudry's voice really shines through, which is what makes this a good read.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Parachutes

 

Title: Parachutes

Author: Kelly Yang

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
 
ISBN: n/a
 
Thoughts: Yang presents many complex issues in this tale of two teens from wildly different backgrounds yet with a lot in common.
 
Rating: 4/5

Monday, January 23, 2023

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

 

Title: Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

Author: Elle Cosimano

Publisher: Minotaur
 
ISBN: 9781250241702
 
Thoughts: It took me a while to warm up to Finlay, but even from the start, this is one of the most fun and clever mysteries I have read in a long time.
 
Rating: 4/5

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities

 

Title: The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities

Author: Rick Riordan, ed

Publisher: Rick Riordan Presents
 
ISBN: 9781368070836
 
Thoughts: This collection of short middle grade fantasy stories is rather uneven in that some stories you need to have read the series to understand (and maybe not even then) while others stand very well on their own.
 
Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Our Woman in Moscow

 

Title: Our Woman in Moscow

Author: Beatriz Williams

Publisher: Audible
 
ISBN: n/a
 
Thoughts: This took a while to really get into the meat of the story, but then it became predictable yet convoluted when chapters started focusing on other character.
 
Rating: 2/5