Great Reads from September 2016

Here are the great books (4-star and 5-star) that I read in September. Click on the book title to open my full review from Opinionated Book lover. One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse… On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter […]

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Kid Lit: Melena’s Jubilee

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Melena’s Jubilee by Zetta Elliott To be published on November 8, 2016. Goodreads Summary: At breakfast she learns she has been given a “fresh start,” and she decides to celebrate by doing things differently for the rest of the […]

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8 Great Halloween Picture Books

Halloween is almost here. I don’t know about you, but I love Halloween. Kids dressed in costumes. Trick or treating. I love it all! Especially the homemade costumes. My mom, my sister, and I worked hard on costumes every year when I was little. I admit that I now buy store bought costumes for my […]

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Kid Lit: Lila and the Crow

I received this book for free from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Lila and the Crow by Gabrielle Grimard Published on October 11, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Lila has just moved to a new town and can’t wait to make friends at school. But on the first day, a boy points at […]

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Book Review: Peter Powers (MG)

I received this book for free from the publisher at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. Peter Powers (Peter Powers #1) by Kent Clark Published on October 11, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Everyone in Peter Powers’ family has super awesome superpowers. His dad controls fire with […]

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Kid Lit: But What If There’s No Chimney?

I received this book for free from the publisher at BEA 2016. That fact in no way influenced my opinion of the book or the content of this review. But What If There’s No Chimney? by Emily Weisner Thompson & Mandy Hussey To be published on October 17, 2016. Goodreads Summary: Five-year-old Ben is new in town and […]

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2016 Resolution Check-In

Back in January I made some resolutions for 2016 thanks to a prompt for Top Ten Tuesday. Now that we’re in the 4th quarter of 2016, I thought I should take a look at my goals and see how I’m doing. Reading Goals 1. Complete My Personal Reading Challenges Last December I decided I wanted […]

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