Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Graphic Novel · In-Person Book Club

Book Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

  Title: Seconds Author: Bryan Lee O’Malley Pages: 323 Genre: Graphic Novel, Fantasy Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Second chances, Mistakes, Regret, Life Lesson Publication Date:  July 15, 2014 Publisher: Ballantine Books   Katie’s life has been great, until the day it isn’t. All she wants is to have a second chance to reverse some of…… Continue reading Book Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · In-Person Book Club

Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

  Title: Dark Places Author: Gillian Flynn Pages: 370 Genre: Psychological Thriller, Crime, Mystery Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person and Third-Person Themes: Relationships, Family, Grief, Loss, Identity, Suicide, Truth, Secrets Publication Date: May 5, 2009 Publisher: Broadway Books   Libby Day had a traumatic childhood that has truly affected her day-to-day life. Her brother, Ben, was accused…… Continue reading Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

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2019 Books I’ve Read, but did not Review

Hi everyone, Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve had the chance of writing a blog post. I hope to be better this year. We’ll see. There have been quite a bit of changes and life adjustments since my last post in August 2019…wow, that’s a while! I’ve decided to list the books that I…… Continue reading 2019 Books I’ve Read, but did not Review

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · LGBT · Young Adult

Book Review: Birthday by Meredith Russo

  Title: Birthday Author: Meredith Russo Pages: 288 Genre: Young Adult, LGBTQ Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Relationships, Family, Friendship, Love, Grief, Loss, Identity, Suicide, Truth, Secrets, Self-Acceptance Publication Date: May 21, 2019 Publisher: Flatiron Books   Morgan and Eric are best friends and have spent almost every birthday together since birth as they were born on the same day. As the years…… Continue reading Book Review: Birthday by Meredith Russo

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Middle Grade · Nonfiction · Young Adult

Book Review: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson

  Title: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Dead Zone Author: Rebecca L. Johnson Pages: 88 Genre: Non-Fiction, Wildlife, Animals, Science, History, Middle Grade, Young Adult Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Consequences, Animal Care, Research Publication Date: August 1, 2014  Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books   In this photographic account, readers can look into the effects that Chernobyl, the 1986 nuclear explosion, had and continues…… Continue reading Book Review: Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom by Rebecca L. Johnson

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Fantasy/Paranormal/SciFi · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst

  Title: The Deepest Blue Author: Sarah Beth Durst Pages: 368 Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Story Perspective: Third-Person Themes: Relationships, Family, Courage, Trust, Risk, Love, Team Work Publication Date: March 19th, 2019 Publisher: Harper Voyager     Mayara has a secret that she must not reveal otherwise her life could be on the line. However, that all changes when, on her wedding…… Continue reading Book Review: The Deepest Blue by Sarah Beth Durst

Book of My Choosing - 2019 · Book Review · Historical Fiction

Book Review: The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner

  Title: The Last Year of the War Author: Susan Meissner Pages: 389 Genre: Historical Fiction Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Identity, Friendship, Relationships, Family, Trust, Memory, Acceptance Publication Date: March 19th, 2019 Publisher: Berkley     Young Elise only wanted to get through school and her teenage-hood, but when her father is accused of sympathizing with the Nazis during World War II, her world…… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner