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

Book Bucket List · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Classic · Coming-of-Age · Historical Fiction · Young Adult

My Book Bucket List Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This is the seventh book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post to vote for my next book! Pages: 376 Genre: Historical Fiction/Young Adult/Coming-of-Age/Classic Publication Date: July 11, 1960 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Family, Race, Persecution, Prejudice Young Jean Louise (Scout) lives in the small Southern town of Maycomb. Both her and her brother, Jem, find…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Children · Children Readathon · Historical Fiction · Readathon

Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Pages: 137 Genre: Children/Historical Fiction Publication Date: 1989 Themes: Courage, Bravery, Secrets, Protection, Friendship, Fear, Determination This book is part a Children’s Readathon held by James @This is My Truth Now. The theme this week is Award Winners. Annemarie Johansen learns the true meaning of bravery as her and her family assist a Jewish family, the Rosens, during the Nazis occupation…… Continue reading Book Review: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Book Bucket List · Classic · Historical Fiction · Poll Winner!

My Book Bucket List: August 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

The August 2018 poll is closed and the results are in! My August 2018 read will be To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee! To Kill a Mockingbird, I don’t think, was ever part of my required reading in high school, so I never actually read it. I did start it a while back and gave up. However,…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List: August 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

Book Bucket List · Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Historical Fiction

My Book Bucket List Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This is the sixth book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post after this one to vote for my next book! Pages: 324 Genre: Historical Fiction/Contemporary Publication Date: May 29, 2003 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Friendship, Family, Grief, Loss, War, Social Class, Discrimination, Violence, Betrayal, Guilt, Honor, Redemption Amir is just an ordinary Afghan boy wanting…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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My Book Bucket List: July 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

The July 2018 poll is closed and the results are in! My July 2018 read will be The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini! Here’s another book that I’ve been wanting to read for quite some time. This one in particular I have a physical copy with me. A while back, I did read the graphic…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List: July 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Historical Fiction

Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy

Pages: 320 Genre: Historical Fiction Publication Date: July 29, 2003 Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: War, Survival, Trust, Hope, Despair, Child Abuse During the last few months of the Nazi occupation in Poland, everyone is on edge waiting for all the devastation to end. Right in the beginning of this book, two Jewish children are left by their father…… Continue reading Book Review: The True Story of Hansel and Gretel by Louise Murphy