Friday, July 31, 2020

Idol Pleasures

13477366Title: Idol Pleasures
Author: Fuhri Misasagi
Publisher: Deux
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Very disjointed romance, which just didn't work.

Rating: 2/5

The Good Neighbor

38656999. sy475 Title: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
Author: Maxwell King
Publisher: Henry N Abrams
ISBN: 9781419727726

Thoughts:  A wonderful tribute to the beloved entertainer/educator, but the it was very slow in the beginning.

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Minor Dramas & Other Catastrophes

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Author: Kathleen West
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9780593098400

Thoughts:  A fun take on helicopter parenting, social media, and high school theatre.

Rating: 4/5

When Time Stopped

Title: When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains

Thoughts:  A daughter's engaging look at her search for the unspoken past of her father, a Czech holocaust survivor.

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Lost Lake

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Title: Lost Lake
Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: St Martin's
ISBN: 9781250019806

Thoughts:  Highly engaging and warm novel, but it took a tad long for the magic to start.

Rating: 4/5

Snow Over Utopia

51331351. sx318 sy475 Title: Snow Over Utopia
Author: Rudolfo A. Serna
Publisher: Amazon
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  I could never really figure out what was going on, but some of it was rather distasteful.

Rating: 1/5


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Title: Ghost
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781508230496

Thoughts:  Fun MG read with realistic characters.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, July 27, 2020

Imaginary Friend

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Title: Imaginary Friend
Author: Stephen Chobosky
Publisher: Hachette
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  I never would have expected that the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower could write horror that fits with the likes of Stephen King and Joe Hill.

Rating: 5/5

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Stories of Your Life and Others

Title: Stories of Your Life and Others
Author: Ted Chiang
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101972120

Thoughts:  Wonderful collection of short stories that are amazingly vast.

Rating: 5/5


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Title: Neighborly
Author: Ellie Monago
Publisher: Lake Union
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Many twists and turns, and not at all what I expected.

Rating: 4/5

Packing for Mars


Title: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life i the Void
Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393068474

Thoughts:  Very accessible and humorous look at the space program.

Rating: 4/5

Monday, July 6, 2020

White Elephant

38657803Title: White Elephant
Author: Trish Harnetiaux
Publisher: Simon Schuster
ISBN: 9781501199905

Thoughts:  Very unique, but also predictable, whodunit.

Rating: 3/5

Saturday, July 4, 2020

House Lessons

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Title: House Lessons: Renovating a Life
Author: Erica Bauermeister
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Story didn't really seem "memoir-worthy", but had a lot of interesting tidbits about architecture.

Rating: 3/5

Stacking the Shelves: 5/31-7/4

Library Summer Reading Program Prize:
The Rook by Daniel O'Malley

LibraryThing Early Review:
Ruins of Sapphire by Justine Alley Dowsett

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Book of Longings

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Title: The Book of Longings
Author: Sue Monk Kidd
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Very uneven story for me - parts were very enjoyable, but others just dragged.

Rating: 3/5

Slumgirl Dreaming

Title: Slumgirl Dreaming: Rubina's Journey to the Stars
Author: Rubina Ali, Anne Berthod, & Divya Dugar
Publisher: Delcorte
ISBN: 9780385739085

Thoughts:  Fast-paced biography that helps kids experience what life is like in the Mumbai slums.

Rating: 3/5