Saturday, October 30, 2021


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Title: Exhalation

Author: Ted Chiang

Publisher: Picador
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  I am rather picky about my sci-fi, but I love Chiang's works for how easy they are to imagine.
Rating: 5/5

Stacking the Shelves: 10/7-10/30

Bought from Scholastic:


The Scare School by R.L. Stine, Kelly Matthews, & Nicole Matthews

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Three Girls from Bronzeville


Title: Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

Author: Dawn Turner

Publisher: Simon Schuster
ISBN: 9781982107703
Thoughts:  A very moving memoir about how life does not always turn out how we thought it would.
Rating: 4/5



Title: March Book 1

Author: John Lewis, Andrews Aydin, & Nate Powell

Publisher: Top Shelf
ISBN: 9781603093002
Thoughts:  Powerful graphic novel recounting Lewis's start as a civil rights activist.
Rating: 4/5

Friday, October 22, 2021

A Gift from the Sea

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Title: A Gift from the Sea

Author: Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780739318003
Thoughts:  Gentle reflections on feminine life with comparisons to shells, although some of it is rather dated.
Rating: 3/5

People We Meet on Vacation

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Title: People We Meet on Vacation

Author: Emily Henry

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Predictable, but fun, summer rom-com.
Rating: 3/5

Monday, October 18, 2021



Title: Wayward

Author: Dana Spiotta

Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780593318737
Thoughts:  A mid-life crisis novel that is very hard to fully describe.
Rating: 3/5

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The 22 Murders of Madison May


Title: The 22 Murders of Madison May

Author: Max Berry

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: 9780593085202
Thoughts:  A thriller that jumps through parallel universes yet is very accessible.
Rating: 4/5

The Unhoneymooners

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Title: The Unhoneymooners

Author: Christina Lauren

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781508282815
Thoughts:  Fun rom-com, but the title part of the story was too fluffy compared to the more meaty beginning and end.
Rating: 3/5


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Sand Warrior

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Title: The Sand Warrior

Author: Mark Siegel, Alexis Siegel, Xanthe Bouma, Matt Rockefeller, & Boya Sun

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781101935880
Thoughts:  Imaginative sci-fi/fantasy world where things - and people - are not as they seem.
Rating: 4/5

The Brothers Lionheart


Title: The Brothers Lionheart

Author: Astrid Lindgren

Publisher: Oxford
ISBN: 970192729040
Thoughts:  A very unique children's fantasy about life after death.
Rating: 3/5

Monday, October 11, 2021



Title: Bombshell

Author: Sarah MacLean

Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 970063056152
Thoughts:  A fun Regency romance with a bit of non-romantic intrigue, but some parts threw me out of the story.
Rating: 3/5

Saturday, October 9, 2021

The Last Thing He Told Me

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Title: The Last Thing He Told Me

Author: Laura Dave

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781797123196
Thoughts:  While this is a mystery, it is equally a story about family.
Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 8/29-10/9

LibraryThing Early Review:
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 The Lying Season by Heather Christie

The Maidens

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Title: The Maidens

Author: Alex Michaelides

Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250262356
Thoughts:  This took a little to really get going, but once it did, it was an excellent ride.
Rating: 4/5

Monday, October 4, 2021


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Title: Pax

Author: Sara Pennypacker

Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780008124090
Thoughts:  A very deep and bittersweet story for middle graders.
Rating: 3/5

Friday, October 1, 2021

Fast Pitch


Title: Fast Pitch

Author: Nic Stone

Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9781984893017
Thoughts:  A strong, sporty female heroine who seems older than her years.
Rating: 3/5

The Prince of Tides


Title: The Prince of Tides

Author: Pat Conroy

Publisher: Dial
ISBN: 9780553381542
Thoughts:  Not always the easiest story, it is undeniable that Conroy has a way with words.
Rating: 4/5