Saturday, July 31, 2021

Stacking the Shelves: 7/11-7/31

LibraryThing Early Review:
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The Castle by Anne Montgomery

Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing


Title: Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing

Author: Lauren Hough

Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780593080764
Thoughts: Hough's life has definitely been interesting, especially in how it has been affected after growing up in a cult.
Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

From the Forest


Title: From the Forest: A Search for the Hidden Roots of Our Fairytales

Author: Sara Maitland

Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781619021914
Thoughts: Interesting look at the forests of Britain and the history of fairy tales with some original retellings.
Rating: 3/5

Everything Beautiful in Its Time

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Title: Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss

Author: Jenna Bush Hagar

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 9780062960665
Thoughts: Beautiful memoir that made me cry a few times as Hagar reflects on her grandparents.
Rating: 4/5

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Should We Stay or Should We Go


Title: Should We Stay or Should We Go

Author: Lional Shriver

Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780063094246
Thoughts: I had a lot of trouble getting into this story, but by the third or fourth scenario, I really began enjoying it.
Rating: 3/5

Friday, July 23, 2021

Somebody's Daughter

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Title: Somebody's Daughter

Author: Ashley C. Ford

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: 9781250804105
Thoughts: Unlike many memoirs today, Ford actually takes us through her whole life up until now with  vulnerability and braver.
Rating: 4/5

The Window

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Title: The Window

Author: Kellista Rae Keaton

Publisher: TouchPoint
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: I just couldn't connect with the main character and thought many of her actions made no sense.
Rating: 2/5

Thursday, July 22, 2021

The History of White People


Title: The History of White People

Author: Nell Irvin Painter

Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393339741
Thoughts: A very interesting and educational look at how whites became a race.
Rating: 4/5

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Bluest Eye


Title: The Bluest Eye

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: 9780307941145
Thoughts: Very character-driven and poetic, but it lost me on a few parts.
Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

What It's Like to Be a Bird

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Title: What It's Like to Be a Bird: From Flying to Nesting, Eating to Singing - What Birds are Doing, and Why

Author: David Allen Sibley

Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307957894
Thoughts: Not at all what I expected, but a lot of interesting information on birds.
Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Daytime Drama

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Title: Daytime Drama

Author: Sarahlyn Bruck

Publisher: TouchPoint
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: Good read about family and love while dealing with the entertainment industry.
Rating: 3/5

Malibu Rising

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Title: Malibu Rising

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Publisher: Random House Audio
ISBN: 9781984845344
Thoughts: Great story about family and the 80s, but the second part got into too many extraneous characters' heads.
Rating: 3/5

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Marcus Makes a Movie


Title: Marcus Makes a Movie

Author: Kevin Hart

Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780593179147
Thoughts: A fun story about teamwork, hard work, and what all goes into making a movie.
Rating: 3/5

Encyclodedia Brown Mysteries Volume 1


Title: Encyclopedia Brown Mysteries Volume 1

Author: Donald J. Sobol

Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: 9780807218747
Thoughts: Good five-minute mysteries, but so very dated.
Rating: 3/5

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

Nothing to See Here

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Title: Nothing to See Here

Author: Kevin Wilson

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 9780062957863
Thoughts: Well-developed relationships, but I expected more depth or more fun.
Rating: 3/5


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Title: Salvation

Author: J.S. Bailey

Publisher: BHC
ISBN: 9781643971384
Thoughts: Even though this was the last book in a series, it was very easy to jump into and very engaging.
Rating: 4/5