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

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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

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse: A Review

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar My rating: 3 of 5 stars I came across this series at my local library. I didn't even realize who the author was until I got home with the book. I'm a semi-decent Sherlock fan and mystery novel lover, so that is why I originally picked up the book.The story… Continue reading Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Anna Waterhouse: A Review

Devian by Shanna Bosarge: A Review

The Elemental Union: Book One Devian by Shanna Bosarge My rating: 3 of 5 stars I got this book in a farmer's market in Georgia while visiting family. It's a fantasy with some elemental magic, a girl with a mysterious past, and a robust world. I was in. I'm not familiar with this author's web… Continue reading Devian by Shanna Bosarge: A Review

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness: A Review

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really enjoyed the original series, so I knew I would enjoy this extension of the story. It is pretty important to read the All Souls Trilogy before this book. There are a lot of references to characters and major plot points. So, fair… Continue reading Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness: A Review