Saturday, March 31, 2018

Stacking the Shelves: 3/18-3/31

Received in April's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Silver Fox by Misha Elliot
The Perfect Duchess by Erica Taylor
Bride by Mistake by Nicole Helm
Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
A Duke Like No Other by Valerie Bowman
The Sins of Lord Lockwood by Meredith Duran
Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Night of the Living Dummy

Title: Night of the Living Dummy
Author: R. L. Stein
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9781467696814
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Having read one of the sequels, I was highly confused throughout this whole story, but I cannot say more without giving the ending away.  

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Great Alone

Title: The Great Alone
Author:  Kristin Hannah
Publisher: MacMillan
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very intense, moving coming-of-age story that is often a tearjerker.

Rating: 4/5

Pigsticks and Harold Lost in Time!

Title: Pigsticks and Harold Lost in Time!
Author:  Alex Milway
Publisher: Candlewick
ISBN: 9780763681869
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Crazy, colorful tale that elementary-schoolers will enjoy reading on their own.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Pink Suit

Title: The Pink Suit
Author:  Nicole Mary Kelby
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316235655
Why Read?: First Reads

Thoughts: The prologue was intriguing, the the novel was just average historical fiction.

Rating: 3/5

Stacking the Shelves: 3/11-3/17

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Window by Amelia Brunskill

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018


Title: Struck
Author:  Clarissa Johal
Publisher: Musa
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: More horror than paranormal romance, this was a real page-turner.

Rating: 4/5

The Lightning Thief

Title: The Lightning Thief
Author:  Rick Riordan
Publisher: Listening Library
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Good mix of magical adventure and Greek mythology.  I had fun listening, and even learned a few things.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure

Title: Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure
Author:  A. L. Kennedy
Publisher: Kane Miller
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Good reluctant reader book, but some of the humor is too Scottish and I still have no clue whose uncle Shawn is.

Rating: 3/5

The Silence of Our Friends

Title: The Silence of Our Friends
Author:  Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, & Nate Powell
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 9781596436183
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Great semi-autobiographical graphic novel about life in Texas during the Civil Rights movement.

Rating: 4/5


Title: Blankets
Author:  Craig Thompson
Publisher: Top Shelf
ISBN: 9781891830433
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very long coming-of-age graphic novel, might even be a memoir (really can't tell).  It is obvious Thompson's artwork was influenced by Jules Feiffer, and that made it a hard read.

Rating: 2/5

Stacking the Shelves: 2/25-3/3

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

LibraryThing Early Review:
The Lumberjack by Erik Martin Willen
Under a Veil of Gods by R. Anthony Giamusso

Received in March's Fresh Fiction Box Not to Miss:
Stone Cold by Jean Connolly
The Farrier's Daughter by Leigh Ann Edwards
Zero Hour by Megan Erickson
A Duke in the Night by Kelly Bowen
More to Love by Alison Bliss
Enigma by Catherine Coulter