Sunday, January 30, 2022

Not Here to Be Liked


Title: Not Here to Be Liked

Author: Michelle Quach

Publisher: Katherine Tegen
ISBN: 9780063038363
Thoughts: All of these characters felt very real and the story really made me think about what it means to be a feminist.
Rating: 4/5

Friday, January 28, 2022

Gone to the Woods


Title: Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
ISBN: 9780374314156
Thoughts: Paulsen wrote this memoir in the style of many of his books, which really makes it stand out.
Rating: 5/5

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Apples Never Fall

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Title: Apples Never Fall

Author: Liane Moriarty

Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: Really good mystery, but too much resolution after the denouement, and a very random twist at the end.
Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Double Life of Danny Day


Title: The Double Life of Danny Day

Author: Mike Thayer

Publisher: Feiwel Friends
ISBN: 9781250770998
Thoughts: Very fun tale about friendship and fighting bullies.
Rating: 4/5

Zodiac Twin Flame

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Title: Zodiac Twin Flam

Author: Rachel Medhurst

Publisher: Smashwoods
ISBN: 9781311433558
Thoughts: There was a lot of potential here, especially with the first chapter of the first book, but then everything got convoluted with formulaic romances and too many characters.
Rating: 2/5

True Calling

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Title: True Calling

Author: Siobhan Davis

Publisher: self
ISBN: 9780992930417
Thoughts: Solid dystopian, but the sci-fi elements could use a little more fleshing out.
Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Hustle of Kim Foxx

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Title: The Hustle of Kim Foxx

Author: Steve Bogira

Publisher: Amazon
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: In-depth look at Kim Foxx and the Chicago justice system.
Rating: 3/5

Sunday, January 16, 2022

That Thing about Bollywood


Title: That Thing about Bollywood

Author: Supriya Kelkar

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781534466739
Thoughts:  Cute story that explains a lot about Bollywood, but the main character takes a little too long to even start to learn what she needs to.
Rating: 3/5

Friday, January 14, 2022

Just Like You

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Title: Just Like You

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  A fine story, just nothing to make it really stand out.
Rating: 3/5

Monday, January 10, 2022

Mouse Scouts

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Title: Mouse Scouts

Author: Sarah Dillard

Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780385755993
Thoughts:  Cute story about gardening that will appeal to Girl Scouts.
Rating: 3/5

Friday, January 7, 2022

Fast Girls


Title: Fast Girls

Author: Elise Hooper

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 9780063016613
Thoughts:  A fascinating fictional account of those remembered and not remembered from the women's 1936 Olympic track team.
Rating: 4/5

The Circle


Title: The  Circle

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780385351393
Thoughts:  So scarily close to being possible.
Rating: 5/5

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Three Keys

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Title: Three Keys

Author: Kelly Yang

Publisher: Tundra
ISBN: 9781338591385
Thoughts:  Very inspirational and relatable story about how even kids can fight against all kinds of injustice.
Rating: 5/5

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Super Detectives!


Title: Super Detectives!

Author: Cale Atkinson

Publisher: Tundra
ISBN: 9780735267428
Thoughts:  Rather funny graphic novel about a boy and his ghost trying to find the owners of a pug.
Rating: 4/5