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Book Review: Flowers in the Gutter by K. R. Gaddy

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Flowers in the GutterAuthor: K. R. GaddyPublisher: Dutton Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: January 7, 2020ISBN: 9780525555414 Synopsis for Goodreads:Flowers in the Gutter is told from the points of view Gertrude, Fritz, and Jean, three young people from working-class neighborhoods in Cologne,Continue reading “Book Review: Flowers in the Gutter by K. R. Gaddy”

Book Review: You Are New by Lucy Knisley

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: You Are NewAuthor: Lucy KnisleyPublisher: Chronicle BooksPublication Date: March 12, 2019ISBN: 9781452161563 Synopsis from Goodreads:A world of being new is waiting for little ones and the grown-ups who love them in this warm and funny book perfect for baby showers. From nappingContinue reading “Book Review: You Are New by Lucy Knisley”

Book Review: In Veritas by C.J. Lavigne

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: In VeritasAuthor: C.J. LavignePublisher: NeWest PressPublication Date: May 1, 2020ISBN: 9781988732831 Synopsis from Goodreads:Led by her synesthesia, Verity Richards discovers a hidden world inside an old Ottawa theatre. Within the timeworn walls live people who should not exist–people whose very survival isContinue reading “Book Review: In Veritas by C.J. Lavigne”

Book Review: Go to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Go to Sleep (I Miss You)Author: Lucy KnisleyPublisher: First Second Publication Date: February 25, 2020 ISBN: 9781250211491 Synopsis from Goodreads:Following the completion of her pregnancy memoir KID GLOVES (and the birth of her baby), Lucy embarked on a new project: documenting newContinue reading “Book Review: Go to Sleep (I Miss You) by Lucy Knisley”

Book Review: There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: There’s a Word for ThatAuthor: Sloane TanenPublisher: Little, Brown and CompanyPublication Date: April 2, 2019ISBN: 9780316437165 Synopsis from Goodreads:Introducing the Kesslers: Marty, a retired LA film producer whose self-worth has been eroded by age and a late-in-life passion for opioids; his daughterContinue reading “Book Review: There’s a Word for That by Sloane Tanen”

Book Review: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*Title: Breasts and EggsAuthor: Meiko KawakamiPublisher: Europa EditionsPublication Date: April 7, 2020 (First published in 2008)ISBN: 9781609455873 Synopsis:Breasts and Eggs tells the story of three women: thirty-year-old Natsuko, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko’s daughter, Midoriko. Makiko has traveled to Tokyo in searchContinue reading “Book Review: Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami”

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Title: BecomingAuthor: Michelle ObamaPublisher: CrownPublication Date: November 2018ISBN: 9780241334140 Synopsis from Goodreads:In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhoodContinue reading “Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama”

Little Worn Pages

Hi there readers, You’re used to seeing my weekly reviews each Tuesday, but I wanted to change things up this week to give you a heads up about some changes in my life. Full disclosure, I’m writing this in advance and scheduling it, because I can’t predict how things are going to unfold over theContinue reading “Little Worn Pages”

Book Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: Fireborne (The Aurelian Cycle #1)Author: Rosaria MundaPublisher: G. P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young ReadersPublication Date: October 15, 2019ISBN: 9780525518211 Synopsis from Goodreads:Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to testContinue reading “Book Review: Fireborne by Rosaria Munda”

Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman

Title: Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French ParentingAuthor: Pamela DruckermanPublisher: Penguin PressPublication Date: February 2012ISBN: 9781594203336 Synopsis from Goodreads:When American journalist Pamela Druckerman has a baby in Paris, she doesn’t aspire to become a “French parent.” French parenting isn’t a known thing, like French fashion or French cheese. Even FrenchContinue reading “Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman”

Book Review: Rebelwing by Andrea Tang

Title: RebelwingAuthor: Andrea TangPublisher: Razorbill / Penguin Random HousePublication Date: February 20, 2020ISBN: 9781984835093 Synopsis from Goodreads:A black-market-media smuggler and scholarship student at the prestigious New Columbia Preparatory Academy, Pru is lucky to live in the Barricade Coalition where she is free to study, read, watch, and listen to whatever she wants. When a drop-offContinue reading “Book Review: Rebelwing by Andrea Tang”

Book Review: The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell

*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Title: The Grizzly ItchAuthor: Victoria CassanellPublisher: MacMillan Children’s BooksPublication Date: March 2020ISBN: 9781529013573 Synopsis from Goodreads:The first picture book from outstanding talent, Victoria Cassanell, The Grizzly Itch is a hilarious tale about how helping people often yields unexpected and wonderful surprises. Perfect forContinue reading “Book Review: The Grizzly Itch by Victoria Cassanell”


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