Wednesday, May 25, 2022



Title: Assembly

Author: Natasha Brown

Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316268264
Thoughts:  Very poetic and powerful, but the plot was hard to follow.
Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

The Prophets

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Title: The Prophets

Author: Robert Jones, Jr

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Very character-driven, lyrical story, but there were a lot of characters to keep straight when listening to an audiobook.
Rating: 3/5

Friday, May 20, 2022

Tell the Machine Goodnight

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Title: Tell the Machine Goodnight

Author: Katie Williams

Publisher: Riverhead
ISBN: 9780525533122
Thoughts:  Oddly entertaining story about what happiness looks like for this cast of characters.
Rating: 4/5

Priestess of the Lost Colony

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Title: Priestess of the Lost Colony

Author: Brandon S. Pilcher

Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: I couldn't connect with the characters or even follow the story, but I think others would be able to.
Rating: 2/5

Thursday, May 19, 2022

The Ice Cream Machine


Title: The Ice Cream Machine

Author: Adam Rubin

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: 9780593325797
Thoughts:  Very unique concept of one author writing six vastly different stories all with the same title, but all illustrated by different artists.
Rating: 3/5

The Best Part of Me

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Title: The Best Part of Me

Author: Jamie Hollins

Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  What could of been a solid sweet romance but it tried to be too spicy in parts.
Rating: 3/5

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

May Day

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Title: May Day

Author: Emma Coleman

Publisher: NewCon
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  This had so much potential to be a great ghost story, but it was too rushed with not enough atmosphere.
Rating: 3/5

Sunday, May 15, 2022


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Title: Hannah-Beast

Author: Jennifer McMahon

Publisher: Amazon Original
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  This novella is absolutely perfect for anyone who grew up on Christopher Pike and R. L. Stine teen horrors.
Rating: 5/5


Running Together

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Title: Running Together

Author: Einav Aflalo

Publisher: BooxAi
ISBN: 9789655779042
Thoughts:  The description is misleading, some scenes are very graphic and disturbing for their content, and it was very poorly edited/proofed.
Rating: 1/5

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Stacking the Shelves: 4/3-5/7

LibraryThing Early Review:
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Storm of Passion by Rebecca A Corio
Got at a Yard Sale:
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
Three Junes by Julia Glass

Friday, May 6, 2022

The Family

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Title: The Family

Author: Naomi Kruptisky

Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts:  Very character-driven mafia story, but I couldn't connect with any of the characters.
Rating: 2/5

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Mercy Street


Title: Mercy Street

Author: Jennifer Haigh

Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780061763304
Thoughts:  Very realistic and slice-of-life, but I wanted a more concise ending.
Rating: 3/5

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Dear Student


Title: Dear Student

Author: Elly Swartz

Publisher: Delacorte
ISBN: 9780593374122
Thoughts:  Really good messages, but the plot points were a little disjointed and a lot seemed forced.
Rating: 3/5

What Could Be Saved

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Title: What Could Be Saved

Author: Liese O'Halloran Schwarz

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
ISBN: 9781797120911
Thoughts:  Good story, but so many characters to keep straight, especially when they show up again way later in the book, plus the ending was a little confusing and lacking.
Rating: 3/5