Tunnel of Bones: A Review

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved this sequel to City of Bones. It's a middle-grade book written by Victoria Schwab, my favorite author. While I don't normally read middle-grade, I know I've liked everything written by her, so I will probably read anything written by her (I… Continue reading Tunnel of Bones: A Review

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My 5 Star Summer Reads

I read about 18 books this summer. I didn't want to put all of the reviews on my blog because that would be a bit of an overkill. Plus, I have a September TBR list that will surely take up the normal review spots on my blog. But! I did read a few amazing books… Continue reading My 5 Star Summer Reads

The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel: A Review

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is my kind of parenting book. First, it gives a lot of interesting facts about the biology of our… Continue reading The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel: A Review

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: A Review

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff My rating: 4 of 5 stars I know I'm late to this party, but I really enjoyed this book. I'm not really a science fiction reader, but the format fascinated me.The book is written as a collection of emails, messages, computer codes, and surveillance footage surrounding the event… Continue reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: A Review

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green: A Review

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was really looking forward to this book, and it did not disappoint! The story revolves around this mysterious, large robot that shows up in Manhattan, New York in front of a Chipotle. Turns out that there are several of these robots… Continue reading An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green: A Review

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson: A Review

The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the second book in the Truly Devious series by Maureen Johnson. I read the first book towards the end of last year, so it's not been too long between the books. However, the next book isn't supposed to come out until… Continue reading The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson: A Review

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: A Review

Commonwealth by Ann Patchett My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first Ann Patchett book was a collection of essays she wrote for various magazines, This is a Story of a Happy Marriage, but a friend recommended I read her fiction. I have to say the fiction is much better. I really enjoyed this book.The… Continue reading Commonwealth by Ann Patchett: A Review

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis: A Review

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars I bought this book at Target as an impulse buy. I didn't know who the author was, but I liked the title, and the… Continue reading Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis: A Review

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: A Review

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Angie Thomas did it again. I absolutely loved this book. I was turning page after page with anticipation, fully engrossed in the plot. The story takes place in the same neighborhood but after the events of her first book, The Hate U… Continue reading On the Come Up by Angie Thomas: A Review

I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: A Review

I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown My rating: 5 of 5 stars Oh my, this book is good. Austin Channing Brown's memoir of growing up and living in America is beautiful, strong, honest, heartbreaking and encouraging. She talks about issues of race, racism, white supremacy, white… Continue reading I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown: A Review