What a great read. I loved how he broke down everything and anything people go through. The many reasons on why we deal with grief. What an inspiring read.
What a great read. I loved how he broke down everything and anything people go through. The many reasons on why we deal with grief. What an inspiring read.
Fairy Tale is about a boy who one day he hears a dog barking and finds a man who has fallen off a ladder. Not knowing that this choice by helping this man was going to change his life forever.
I picked up this book because it was set in the upper part of Michigan and I am from Michigan so I was intrigued. This book is about a single mom who is just trying to do what is best for her daughter so when she is told that the house they are renting is being turned into a vacation rental she tries everything she can to find somewhere to live without changing her daughters whole world.
Who Do I Think I Am? All Anjelah has ever wanted was to be an actress. Growing up in California in a Latino family Anjelah writes this memoirs about her upbringing, her friends, school and everything in between. She talks about how she ended up becoming a comic and how she met the love of her life.
Before I Do by Sophie Cousens is a book about Audrey and Josh who are getting married. The book takes place between the hours before I Do and the Years before the I Do. There are so many signs that show Audrey why she should say I don‘t or is it just cold feet. Then unexpectedly Josh‘s sister brings a date to the wedding who Audrey felt like he was the one that got away. This is when things don‘t go as planned.
Factory Girls main character is Maeve. All Maeve dreams about is getting out of her little town. She decides to take a summer job at a shirt factory while she waits for her test results to enter university. This book is set in 1994 in Ireland.
Being American and living in a world where things you read and see our censorship. Protesting and hate crimes are happening and targeting Asian Americans. Children are being separated from their parents for being unpatriotic. When Bird finds a mysterious letter he is sets out to find her. A mother who left him and his father years ago and he wants to know why.
Foul Lady Fortune is set up in a fantasy world filled with terror plots mixed with politics. When Rosalind and Orion are set up as a married couple to find out where the killings are coming from and who is doing it. They never imagined the lengths they will have to go through to find out the motive and who the killer is.
S. A. Crosby writes books I don‘t tend to pick up but after reading Razorblade Tears and Blacktop Wasteland I knew I would breeze through this story. My darkest prayer deals with murder, small community secrets and an ex detective. This book was originally published in 2018 and now has been republished which I was happy to see because it came up on my radar!
Audiobook read by author!!! This is a book about a boys journey from Guatemala to the United States on his own without family at 9 years old. It describes what he went through to try to get to his parents who were already in the States. I put myself In his family perspective not knowing where he was. If he was dead or alive. These kind of stories really open you up to the American dream people really want and desire and how they will do anything
Honor by Thrity Umrigar is about a journalist who decides to go cover a story in India about a woman‘s husband who gets burn alive for being Muslim. This is told from the point of view of the reporter. The story is told about the ways of the Indian culture and what is and not acceptable. I found this fascinating but also heart breaking for not being able to love whoever you want to love.
Thanks Algonquin for providing this book for honest review!
Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks is told in dual perspectives. In the first perspective you have Colby who is an inspiring musician who works on a farm. In the second perspective is told by Beverly who runs away from her abusive husband with her 6 year old son.
First I need to say I LOVED this book. A little might be because now I‘m ready to watch the film with Harry Styles in it and it looks amazing but also they way it written. It is written as a journal to her husbands lover. At the same time we have dual perspective of the husbands lover. This was set during a time we‘re same sex relationships could get you in a lot of trouble. This book had everything Romance, love, secrets and humor. A+
Every thought that went through my head during the pandemic 😷 was included in this book. I really love how an author decided to write a book that is fiction by based on real life events. If anybody ever wants to know what was it like during the pandemic I would say read Lucy By the Sea. From empty shelves to people hiding out. People socializing and people being extra cautious.
Thank you Netgalley and Random house
This book takes place in the 1970s in Alabama. It is loosely based on real life facts. Civil is a nurse who makes house visits to young black girls to get them the depo shot to prevent pregnancy. Until she finds out that she just gave it to a young child who hasn‘t even started her monthly. She takes it upon her hands to take care of this family and do all it takes to make sure they are ok. I really enjoyed this book.
I don‘t own a copy of this book but I will make a point to add this to my collection! This is so informative on everything you ever wanted to know about trauma in children. The book was so informational. Anyone who works with children should Make this a must read. I loved the audiobook and listening to the discussion from Oprah Winfrey and Dr Perry. Highly recommend
Taylor Jenkins Reid has a way of sucking you in and never wanting to leave. Her writing style is amazing and she gets her readers believing that these stories really did happen. I loved everything about this story. The father daughter relationship. The Tennis Career. The story is told from the point of view of Carrie Soto but the audiobook had the whole cast of characters. Such a fun read.
What happened to the Bennetts is about a family who run in to some bad guys and end up having to go into protection witness program without anyone knowing what happened to them. As I read this book I really wondered where this book was headed since it seemed that it was a little repetitive in the beginning. I felt like the 2nd half of the book was a little too unrealistic to me and I just didn‘t enjoy it as much.
A beautiful read with memorable characters that will leave me thinking about them for days. This book deals with grief, friendship, alcoholism, abuse and even love. All my rage deals with more issues but it is so hard to name them all. Great job Sabaa Tahir with writing this story!!! A+
I really did like this book. I liked the individual stories with all the different characters. The book club was the best part of the book. It really makes the reader feel like you wish you could be part of the book club or part of their group. This book deals with a murder, lies and half truths. It was a fun read.
Blake Crouch can write a fantastic science fiction book that makes me want to read it. I enjoyed this book even through I found it at times to be on repeat. I loved the way the book started with an explosion and the main character Logan Ramsey in quarantine. I liked how his body was changing but we didn‘t know why. The back story was great but there were a part of the book I wish we could have explored more in since I love zombie stuff.
If you can get the audio book of this book I would highly recommend. It has an array of different characters and since it‘s based on a podcast and a disappearance I was highly invested in this read. This will be a book that either you will love or you will not but I really enjoyed it.
This book started off great. You have Olga who is a party planner and runs a business. Then you have her brother Pieto who is in government in New York City. They were abandoned by there mom who is a radical fighting for the cause and their father who died of AIDS. The second half was less interesting and left me bored
What a beautiful slow burn. I really enjoyed this book. Two characters who live to completely different lives end up meeting one day when Alexis tries to avoid a raccoon and gets stuck in the ditch. I love how you get a glimpse from both characters and how they live. Highly recommend ❤️
I didn‘t love this book but I liked it. Catalina‘s character drove me a little crazy because she was really stubborn in an idiot kind of way. Aaron was a little demanding for my taste. Overall I liked the story and I love fake dating tropes so that is what kept me interested. I enjoyed more of the second half of the book then I did the first. I will be reading more from this author.
I really enjoyed this book. It gave me the perspective of just how hard LGBTQ+ community have it and trying to come out to the people they know. The fear of being judged or criticized for who they are. This was an easy read and I really enjoyed it. It dealt with two guys one who is openly gay and another one who isn‘t ready to come out just yet. The dealing with school and families. And how being somebody secret can be really hard mentally.
Romeo who is in a coma and Jules who is by his side. There is time travel and traveling pods. The mission wake Romeo up! I felt like this story was all over the place. I felt like so much of it was repetitive. At times I didn‘t even know what was really going on because it was hard to stay focus. I was really disappointed in this read because it started off good for me and well then it just kind of fell flat and uninteresting.
Andrew and Eddie are the best of friends. That is why Andrew is having a hard time dealing with Eddie‘s death due by suicide. When Andrew inherits Eddie‘s position clues start coming to light that Eddie‘s death looks more like a murder.
This book was just not for me. I didn‘t enjoy the writing. It took me longer to get through it then it should have. Even with trying the audiobook I just couldn‘t connect with any of the characters.
I usually love Holly Blacks stories but this one fell really really flat. I had a hard time concentrating on what was going on. I had a hard time getting through it. It says it took me a month to read but that was because I started this book and put it down and go to something else. I did like the back story of the main character but that was about it. I‘m not sure if I‘m going to pick anymore from this series
I found this book so interesting and I read through it so fast. This book is about Molly who is a maid at a high end hotel. She walks into a room to find a very powerful man dead in his room. Somehow the tables are turned and she is the one getting the fingers pointed at. That Molly was the one who committed the crime. I enjoyed that this books is from the perspective of somebody either with Asperger‘s or on the spectrum of something.
I loved book number one and enjoyed book series number 2. I just love the story about a girl who finds out she is a princess and the pressure that is put on her now that she is in the line light of everyday news. Truly enjoyed this read.
This book takes place between 2 different timelines the during college and after college. When Jessica was attending college one of their group friends was brutally murdered. 10 years later and one of their friends is not done trying to figure out who did it. I felt like this was an easy read. I enjoyed the story line. I felt like some of the characters didn‘t really act like they were an adult and more like an annoying young teenager.
Wow…what I thought was going on in this book was totally different then what really was going on. I loved this book I really liked the different characters and their relationship to one another. I can‘t really explain to you what this book is about except for its a story about a bunch of teens stuck inside the school with no way out. Inside their school there is a killer among them and Cat is going to figure out who it could be.
When Millie gets her precollege acceptance to her school of her choice everything is good in her life until her dad says no. No because it would mean she would have to leave to the west coast when it‘s always just been them two. This is when Millie decides she is going to find her mother I loved the characters and the relationships to one another. I loved seeing the relationship slowly grow between Millie and Oliver This was such a fun read.
Full Flight is a young rom-com that pulls at the heart strings. It‘s about Anna and Weston who secretly need each other but who try not to make it to obvious.
I knew when reading this book that it would be about two different people who fall in love. Yes it is a little insta love but was cute anyways. I love the two different perspective.
Thank you Wednesday books and Netgalley for providing and early read for an honest review.
Sena just 17 lives in a frozen Tundra which is her planet. She is a thief, liar and a cheat. She does all this to survive. When she escapes with the prized wolf she makes the decision to take a team of scientist to end of “The Race” the one she said she would never do because it killed her mother. Sena knows she must do this because she wants to get off this planet and make a better life for
Crystal Donovan receives an alert on her phone. Tell anyone and she dies! What comes across her screen Crystal can‘t believe her eyes it‘s her little sister being held hostage tied to a chair crying for her life. Soon Crystal realizes this is not a game she must complete these certain tasks or her sister will die.
I found this book fun and engaging. I kind of guessed how it was going to end
This book was everything I have wanted in a book and more. It kept me entertained. I love stories that are set in the past and through the eyes of a child. Sooo good.
I highly enjoyed this read! I grew up loving Fresh Prince of Bel Aire and was sad the day it ended. I remember watching the last episode and feeling like it was a huge lost. I love the movies he made and excited to watch the recent release of King Richard. This book made me laugh but also made me see that even the biggest celebrities go through troubles in their life. Highly recommend this book A+
This book was fantastic. I loved the uncle children relationship. When the children mother passes away and dad is sent away for pill addiction. Guncle is put in charge of his niece and nephew. He never realized how much he needed them as much as they needed him. This book was so funny I loved the way he talked to them but I also loved the Guncle Rules! I am glad I finally read a great book for I was getting into a ready slump. A+
I decided to read this after watching Anne with an E on Netflix. I was really sad that it wasn't renewed for another season so decided to read the book. It was a little hard to read because it was written so long ago but listening to the audi0book made it a little easier. Of course some of the things were the same but a lot of it was different.
To read something that was based on a true story is wonderful. I love historical fiction I love learning about something I never knew about and I love incredible stories of risk and success. This story is about Bella da Costa Green. J.P. Morgan's personal librarian who is passing off as a pure white woman but who is actually a woman of color. She is smart a risk taker and very powerful in society of New York. I loved this story
You'd Be Home Now By Kathleen Glasglow is a beautiful story about the struggles and addiction to drugs. When Emorys brother is released from rehab after a fatal accident that put him there Emory does everything she can to make Joey feel normal. But everything is not normal. Her family, school even her friends are a struggle. Then thinks go bad to worse. Kathleen Glasglow writes to make you feel every struggle and hard ache. I loved this book.
A wonderful love story of having patience and understanding. I must have watched this movie years ago but I picked this book up because of a prompt I wanted to fulfill. The story came back to me. Now I want to watch the movie again since it's on Netflix. I found the story to be wonderful and sad at the same time. B+)
I knew what I was getting myself into when I decided to read this. What I didn't know was that it was going to be the same story as the original Great Gatsby as this is a "retelling." The Chosen and the Beautiful was slow going book. At times I didn't really know what was going on. I love the representation and the cover is gorgeous. So with that said D+ or 2 ⭐⭐ stars from me.
Danny is in Jail for killing his girlfriend. And Matt is in college When his family decides to go to Mexico for a vacation Matt receives an unexpected call that his family has died and he needs to go there to identify their bodies. This book is filled with lots of characters and twist and turns.
Finally a book that was so good I didn't want to put down. I loved the family dynamic in this story. It's a story about Sunday who gets in an car accident and her emergency contact is her brother who she has not seen in 5 years. Sunday comes back home and the family tries to figure out what made her leave her family all those years ago. A+
This story is about 2 girls who go on a backpacking trip every year. This last trip things didn't go ask expected and Emily starts questioning how well she really knows her friend Kristen.
Ace of Spades is definitely different than anything I have read. I can't really talk about this book without giving it away but it had me speechless and at the same time feeling bad for the characters and what they were going through. I felt like this book was all to real but with a little spin to it with the whole Get Out Vibes. It also did remind me of Gossip Girl and trying to figure out who is ACE...
This book is about a family who is on the run from the mothers father who threatened to take the children away. So as they hop from country to country and city to city it is up to the children to make sure they have their story straight of who they are. I found this fascinating and intriguing through out the whole book.