Saturday, April 29, 2023

Songs in Ursa Major


Title: Songs in Ursa Major

Author: Emma Brodie

Publisher: Random House Audio
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: Brodie paints what feels like an authentic picture of the music scene in the late 60s with vivid characters and an engaging story, but a rather lackluster ending.

Rating: 4/5

Little Thieves


Title: Little Thieves

Author: Margaret Owen

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co
ISBN: 9781250191908
Thoughts: It took me a while to get into this, but once the characters began developing, I was fully invested.

Rating: 4/5

Stacking the Shelves: 4/9-4/29


Received from a library program:


One Small Sacrifice by Hilary Davidson

Saturday, April 22, 2023

The Library of Fates


Title: The Library of Fates

Author: Aditi Khorana

Publisher: Razorbill
ISBN: 9781595148582
Thoughts: I very much enjoyed this story, even if I felt some of the ideas and plot points were either a reach or just not fully fleshed-out.

Rating: 3/5

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Filthy Animals


Title: Filthy Animals

Author: Brandon Taylor

Publisher: Penguin Audio
ISBN: 9780593412572
Thoughts: I liked all of Taylor's characters, but I had a hard time figuring out how all of these stories fit together, or if they even did, despite Lionel/Charles/Sophie's story being woven throughout.

Rating: 3/5

Wednesday, April 19, 2023



Title: Hitty: Her First Hundred Years

Author: Rachel Field

Publisher: Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780027348408
Thoughts: Very interesting to read children's historical fiction written a century ago; some passages would not be considered acceptable today, but it has may salient qualities as a piece of history.

Rating: 3/5

Friday, April 14, 2023

Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead


Title: Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead

Author: Emily Austin

Publisher: Simon Schuster Audio
ISBN: 9781797123356
Thoughts: The events may be outrageous but the depiction of life with an anxiety disorder is very honest.

Rating: 4/5

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Stolen Prophet


Title: Stolen Prophet

Author: Julian M. Coleman

Publisher: self
ISBN: n/a
Thoughts: There were some very interesting and engaging ideas, plot points, and characters in this, but the whole story felt very disjointed by following so many different characters, offering long expositions on all of them that often even included unnecessary sexual content, but never really getting to the meat of story for long, or even connecting all of the concepts presented. I was given a free copy of the audiobook through LibraryThing to listen to and give an honest review.

Rating: 2/5

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Sunshine Girl


Title: Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life

Author: Julianna Margulies

Publisher: Random House Audio
ISBN: 9780593348390
Thoughts: This took me a little to get into, but Margulies's storytelling was very open and honest and eventually captured me.

Rating: 4/5

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

The Best Stage Scenes of 1993


Title: The Best Stage Scenes of 1993

Author: Jocelyn A Beard

Publisher: Smith & Kraus
ISBN: 9781880399446
Thoughts: Solid scene book that also introduced me to some great plays from 1993, and reminded me of others.

Rating: 4/5

Saturday, April 1, 2023