Sunday, February 27, 2022

Finding Freedom


Title: Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of a Modern Royal Family

Author: Omid Scobie & Carolyn Durand

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: 97810063046139
Thoughts:  A deeper look into Harry and Meghan's life together, from courtship to stepping down as royals.
Rating: 4/5

Friday, February 25, 2022

How to Raise a Feminist Son


Title: How to Raise a Feminist Son: Motherhood, Masculinity, and the Making of My Family

Author: Sonora Jha

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781632173645
Thoughts:  While a lot of the advice is geared towards raising sons, Jha's own experiences will resonate with all mothers.
Rating: 3/5

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Gods of Jade and Shadow


Title: Gods of Jade and Shadow

Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio
ISBN: 9781984890375
Thoughts:  I really wanted to love this as I love all the elements that went into it, but the narrator somehow made it somewhat boring and my mind would wander.
Rating: 3/5

Friday, February 18, 2022



Title: Chouette

Author: Claire Oshetsky

Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780063066670
Thoughts:  Too bizarre and metaphorical for my taste, especially since I never really pinned down the metaphor.
Rating: 2/5

Just Like That


Title: Just Like That

Author: Gary D. Schmidt

Publisher: Clarion
ISBN: 9780544084773
Thoughts: It took a while for Meryl Lee's story to really start, although Matthew's was enticing from the get go, but overall, a wonderful book about grief and friendship.
Rating: 4/5

The Xoe Meyers Trilogy

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Title: The Xoe Meyers Trilogy

Author: Sara Roethle

Publisher: self
ISBN: 9781779253211
Thoughts:  Not the least bit realistic, not that a book about supernatural beings can be incredibly realistic, but three fun novels nonetheless.
Rating: 3/5

Monday, February 14, 2022

The Witches

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Title: The Witches

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780141370385
Thoughts:  Honestly, the random and inconsistent sound effects killed this for me, throwing me out of what seemed to be a good story.
Rating: 3/5

Friday, February 11, 2022

The Talented Miss Farwell

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Title: The Talented Miss Farwell

Author: Emily Grey Tedrowe

Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  An interesting read, and while the flaws made the main character, I wanted a little more from her.
Rating: 3/5

Down & Dirty


Title: Down & Dirty

Author: Tracy Wolff

Publisher: Love Spell
ISBN: 9781101883631
Thoughts: Steamier than I prefer, but a very touching story with relatable characters.
Rating: 4/5

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Love Is a Revolution


Title: Between Perfect and Real

Author: Renee Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
ISBN: 9781547600601
Thoughts: Realistic and fun YA romance about learning to love yourself first.
Rating: 4/5

Monday, February 7, 2022

Between Perfect and Real


Title: Between Perfect and Real

Author: Ray Stoeve

Publisher: Harry N Abrams
ISBN: 9781419746017
Thoughts: A powerful novel that really shows the journey to self-discovery told from the POV of a trans boy.
Rating: 5/5

Friday, February 4, 2022

Just Haven't Met You Yet

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Title: Just Haven't Met You Yet

Author: Sophie Cousens

Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: Super fun meet-cute rom-com.
Rating: 4/5

Still Life

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Title: Still Life

Author: Sarah Winman

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: 9780593330753
Thoughts: A joyous work of historical fiction that expertly portrays all the ups and downs life has to offer.
Rating: 5/5

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Sisters of the Neversea


Title: Sisters of the Neversea

Author: Cythia Leitich Smith

Publisher: Heartdrum
ISBN: 9780062869975
Thoughts: Good modern re-imagining of Peter Pan, but there were a number of parts that just begged for a deeper exploration.
Rating: 3/5