Great Reads – October 2017

I only have three books to share this month. I’ve read a couple of other good ones lately, but I’m a little behind on posting reviews.

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with her small-town Texas high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Viv’s mom was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s, so now Viv takes a page from her mother’s past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates.

I loved this feminist, girl-power story. Viv and her friends are decide it’s time to fight back against sexism in their school. It’s powerful and super fun.

4 Stars

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

John Green gives us an honest portrayal of OCD, a disease he himself struggles with. This story is a quite far-fetched, but the characters are good.

4 Stars

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms.

This suspense novel is so different. A mass shooting within a zoo vs. a young female being pursued by a man. I couldn’t put this book down. It was intense.

4 Stars

What great books have you read lately?

Today’s post will be linked up with Modern Mrs. Darcy for her Quick Lit series.

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  1. I have to read Turtles still. I really love John Green, so I'm excited!! The last great book I read was Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda. I love YA Mysteries that I don't figure out– and I love when there's a boy in it that I actually like.

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