Book Review: Towers Falling (MG)

I received this book for free from Little, Brown BFYR at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes Published on July 12, 2016. Goodreads Summary: When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community […]

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ARC August Signup and Goals

I’ve been seeing signups in my Bloglovin feed, so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. I have a bunch of ARCs that I’m behind on (mostly from BEA), so I’m going to try to read mostly ARCs in August – except for book club books. ARC August is hosted by Octavia and Shelly at […]

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Kid Lit: Bedtime for Batman

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Bedtime for Batman by Michael Dahl To be published on August 1, 2016 Goodreads Summary: When a dark night comes to the big city, one little super hero prepares for a great adventure . . . bedtime! He dons […]

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Book Review: Out of the Easy (YA)

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys Goodreads Summary: It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer.  […]

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Book Review: No One Knows

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. No One Knows by J.T. Ellison Goodreads Summary: In an obsessive mystery as thrilling as The Girl on the Train and The Husband’s Secret, New York Times bestselling author J.T. Ellison will make you question every twist in her page-turning novel—and […]

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Book Review: The Museum of Heartbreak (YA)

The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder Goodreads Summary: In this ode to all the things we gain and lose and gain again, seventeen-year-old Penelope Marx curates her own mini-museum to deal with all the heartbreaks of love, friendship, and growing up. Welcome to the Museum of Heartbreak. Well, actually, to Penelope Marx’s personal museum. The […]

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Kid Lit: Freda Says Please

I received this book for free from Charlesbridge Publishing at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Freda Says Please by Stuart J. Murphy Published on August 1, 2013. Goodreads Summary: Freda likes to play school and pretend to be the teacher. But when Percy […]

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Book Review: From Mom to Me Again

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life by Melissa Schultz Published on July 5, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Live your best life even after your kids leave home […]

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Book Review: The Long Game (YA)

The Long Game (The Fixer #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Goodreads Summary: The Kendricks help make the problems of the Washington elite disappear…but some secrets won’t stay buried. For Tess Kendrick, a junior at the elite Hardwicke School in Washington, D.C., fixing runs in the family. But Tess has another legacy, too, one that involves […]

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