Friday, January 31, 2020

The Jacq of Spades

Title: The Jacq of Spades

Author: Kayla Miller
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9781328911124

Thoughts:  Really cool concept in a well-built world, but there was just a little too much.

Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Title: Click

Author: Kayla Miller
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9781328911124

Thoughts: Enjoyable middle grade graphic novel about finding where you click.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, January 27, 2020

Top Shelf

Title: Top Shelf

Author: Kelly Jamieson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 978110196821

Thoughts:  Fun romance, but really needed to end before the last conflict.

Rating: 3/5

The Giver of Stars

Title: The Giver of Stars

Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525530190

Thoughts:  I was unsure about listening to this because I find historical fiction about Appalachia heart-rending, but even in the darkest parts of this story, there was hope.

Rating: 5/5

Friday, January 24, 2020

After Words

Title: After Words

Author: Nina Mitchell
Publisher: Amazon Original
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Fascinating short memoir from a young stroke survivor.

Rating: 5/5

Monday, January 20, 2020

The Bride Test

Title: The Bride Test

Author: Helen Hoang
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780451490827

Thoughts:  A delightful chick lit about the American Dream and falling for someone with Autism.

Rating: 5/5

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Mrs. Everything

Title: Mrs. Everything

Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publisher: Atria
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  A look at all that has happened for women from the 50s to now, as seen by two very likeable sisters.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Stacking the Shelves: 1/5-1/18

For possible review (on Bookloons):
The Twin by Natasha Preston
All the Pretty Things by Emily Arsenault

Friday, January 17, 2020

Everything Inside

Title: Everything Inside

Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Knopf

Thoughts:  Bittersweet collection of stories, all with a Haitian connection.

Rating: 3/5

The Button

Title: The Button
Author: Wednesday Martin
Publisher: Amazon Originals
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Very interesting and enlightening look at the female anatomy.

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, January 9, 2020


Title: Birthday

Author: Meredith Russo
Publisher: Flatiron
ISBN: 9781250129833

Thoughts:  There was so much happening in this book that I think the device of only see one day out of the year for multiple years may have hindered it slightly.

Rating: 3/5

The Farm

Title: The Farm

Author: Joanne Ramos
Publisher: Random House Audio
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Very enjoyable characters, but I am very curious about the whole plot - the Author's Note explains where the idea for characters came from, but not where the idea for the premise came from.

Rating: 3/5

Sunday, January 5, 2020

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager

Title: The Field Guide to the North American Teenager
Author: Ben Philippe
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062824110

Thoughts:  Norris is a fun and realistic protagonist who totally makes this book.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, January 4, 2020

If I'm Being Honest

Title: If I'm Being Honest
Author: Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Starts off kind of slow, but once it gets going, it is amazing.  The epilogue, though, only seems to be there to tie it to the authors' first book.

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 12/22-1/4

For possible review (on Bookloons):
Otherlife by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
Hope in the Mail by Wendelin Van Draanen