Thursday, October 29, 2020

Class Act


Title: Class Act

Author: Jerry Craft

Publisher: Quill Tree
ISBN: 9780062885517

Thoughts:  Craft presents a variety of issues that face preteens in a very realistic manner that opens eyes and entertains.

Rating: 5/5

A Dog-Friendly Town


Title: A Dog-Friendly Town

Author: Josephine Cameron

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN: 9780374306441

Thoughts:  Well-written and thought-out fun middle-grade mystery.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Becoming Jane Eyre


Title: Becoming Jane Eyre

Author: Sheila Kohler

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Interesting to learn more about Bronte and her sister through historical fiction, but very dry.

Rating: 2/5

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Mexican Gothic

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Title: Mexican Gothic

Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Publisher: Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780593213872

Thoughts:  The horror aspects were great but the gothic elements were not at the level I expected them to be.

Rating: 4/5

Friday, October 23, 2020

The History of Love


Title: The History of Love

Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: Norton
ISBN: 9780393328622

Thoughts: An odd work of literary fiction, but it was amazing to see how it all fit together.

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Peach Girl: Sae's Story 1

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Title: Peach Girl: Sae's Story Vol 1

Author: Miwa Ueda

Publisher: Tokyopop
ISBN: 9781598165173

Thoughts:  Spin-off of Peach Girl, but it is not necessary to read the original.

Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Auctioning Affection

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Title: Auctioning Affection

Author: Allyson Lindt

Publisher: Acelette
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  Quick romance that ends as excepted, but is fun getting there.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, October 19, 2020

Dory Fantasmagory


Title: Dory Fantasmagory

Author: Abby Hanlon

Publisher: Dial
ISBN: 9780803740884

Thoughts:  Adorably funny book great for younger readers or families to read together.

Rating: 4/5



Title: Yesterday

Author: Fern Michaels

Publisher: Zebra
ISBN: 9780821767856

Thoughts:  The present timeline of this was all over the place as were some plot points, but I can applaud Michaels for making me hate a character as much as she did.

Rating: 2/5

The Chestnut Man

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Title: The Chestnut Man

Author: Soren Sveistrup

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781405939911

Thoughts:  The first Nordic Noir that I have loved.


Friday, October 16, 2020

You Exist Too Much

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Title: You Exist Too Much

Author: Zaina Arafat

Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 9781948226509

Thoughts:  A tad artsy, even though I don't think it was meant to be that way.

Rating: 3/5

Monday, October 12, 2020

Black Boy


Title: Black Boy

Author: Richard Wright

Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780061130243

Thoughts:  A memoir that reads like fiction, this is a fascinating look at Jim Crow South and Depression-era Communism.

Rating: 5/5

Nine Stories


Title: Nine Stories

Author: J. D. Salinger

Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316767729

Thoughts:  Well-written, but too slice-of-life for my taste in short stories.

Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires


Title: The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampire

Author: Grady Hendrix

Publisher: Blackstone
ISBN: n/a

Thoughts:  A highly entertaining, campy horror novel.

Rating: 5/5

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Stacking the Shelves: 9/13-10/3

LibraryThing Early Review:
Zingers by John C. Kreig
Bought on Amazon:
The Brothers Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren
Baby Island by Carol Ryrie Brink 

The Boys King Arthur by Sidney Lanier

The Elenium by David Eddings