Saturday, February 23, 2019

Stacking the Shelves: 2/17-2/23

Bought at Half Priced Books:
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne

Dreamin' Dreams

Title: Dreamin' Dreams
Author: B Gerad O'Brien
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595290574
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Uneven collection of short stories - most with a twist - that take place in Ireland.

Rating: 3/5

Friday, February 22, 2019

Black Beauty

Title: Black Beauty
Author: Anna Sewell
Publisher: Tantor
ISBN: n/a
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: I always thought this was a children's book, but I now think it is a treatise on the ill use of horses in the time it was written.

Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

The Creepshow

Title: The Creepshow
Author: Adria J. Cimino
Publisher: Velvet Morning
ISBN: 9780692603826
Why Read?: Early Review

Thoughts: Intensely emotional read that fits in well with the #metoo movement.  The title doesn't quite work, though.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Dear Evan Hansen

Title: Dear Evan Hansen
Author: Val Emmich
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9781549117480
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Very interesting concept.  I haven't seen the musical, but after reading this, I decided to try the soundtrack, which seemed to have a bit of lightness that this wanted but didn't quite achieve.

Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Looking Through Lace

Title: Looking Through Lace
Author: Ruth Nestvold
Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Parts of this were hard to follow, but very in-depth world-building for such a short novella.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, February 4, 2019

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Title: The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl
Author: Stacy McAnulty
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781524767570

Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Raw, witty, and honest MG novel about being different yet finding your place.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Parker Inheritance

Title: The Parker Inheritance
Author: Varian Johnson
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine
ISBN: 9780545946179
Why Read?: For Fun

Thoughts: Excellent blend of past and present in this puzzling mystery.  Some of the clues could have been a little easier, though, since this is an MG novel.

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 1/13-2/2

LibraryThing Early Review:
The Mask of Midnight by Laurie Stevens