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Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

This is the ninth book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post to vote for my next book in the coming weeks!   Title: Where the Crawdads Sing Author: Delia Owens Pages: 370 Genre: Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Coming-of-Age Story Perspective: Third-Person Omniscient Themes: Family, Love, Isolation, Education, Trust, Abandonment,…… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

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ARC Review: Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

  Title: Love Like Sky Author: Leslie C. Youngblood Pages: 304 Genre: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Middle Grade, Children’s Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Family, Love, Divorce, Step-siblings, Friendship, Protesting Publication Date: November 6, 2018 Publisher: Disney-Hyperion     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Georgie’s parents are…… Continue reading ARC Review: Love Like Sky by Leslie C. Youngblood

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ARC Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

  Title: The Dream Daughter Author: Diane Chamberlain Pages: 384 Genre: Fiction, Science Fiction/Time Travel, Historical Fiction Story Perspective: Alternating First-Person Themes: Mother’s Love, Loss, Grief, Family Publication Date: October 2nd 2018 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press     This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley and  St. Martin’s Press. It is 1970 and…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Dream Daughter by Diane Chamberlain

Book of My Choosing - 2020 · Book Review · Contemporary · Free Copy in Exchange for an Honest Review · NetGalley

Book Review: Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg

  Title: Night of Miracles Series: Mason, #2 Author: Elizabeth Berg Pages: 266 Genre: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Love, Community, Miracles Publication Date: November 13, 2018 Publisher: Random House     At the center of this story is Lucille, who bakes, loves, takes care of others, and who is always dependable…… Continue reading Book Review: Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg

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ARC Review: Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

Pages: 240 Genre: Children/Middle Grade/Realistic Fiction Publication Date: October 2, 2018 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Identity, Loss, Adoption, Orphan, Family, Friendship, Growing Up This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Candlewick Press. Young Louisiana is dragged out of bed by her eccentric grandmother. Though it is common for Granny to make rash decisions, there doesn’t seem to…… Continue reading ARC Review: Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

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Book Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Pages: 240 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: November 21, 2017 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Family, Grief, Loss, Love, Multi-generational Relationships While in a cemetery, widow Arthur and lonely teen Maddy meet, and they quickly become friends. Now, with Arthur’s neighbor, Lucille, the three form a different type of family and are there for each other, even through the…… Continue reading Book Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

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ARC Review: The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

Pages: 330 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Grief, Loss, Family, Friendship, Confusion, Love, Healing, Forgiveness This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Lake Union Publishing. Rachel and James Croft have a great life – they are in love, have a beautiful boy, and live in a place some consider paradise.…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Crime/Thriller/Mystery/Horror · LGBT

Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

Pages: 415 Genre: Contemporary/Mystery/Romance/Suspense Publication Date: April 2, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating third-person Themes: Romance, Family, Consequences, Abuse, Rape, Courage, Forgiveness In the 1980’s, Amalia Graeme is ready to leave her emotionally and physically abusive mother. She is ready to start a new life at college. However, what she once thought of as a fresh new start turns into something…… Continue reading Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

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My Book Bucket List Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

This is the fifth 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: 342 Genre: Contemporary/Fiction Publication Date: September 13, 2010 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Resilience, Freedom, Hope, Parent-Child Relationship, Abduction, Sexually Abuse, Isolation, Family, Fear, Love Five-year-old Jack has only ever known Room…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

Book for Review - 2018 · Book Review · Dystopian · OnlineBookClub

Book Review: The Fatness by Mark A. Rayner

Genre: Dystopian/Satire Number of Pages: 354 Publication Date: November 3, 2017 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Weight Loss, Self-Esteem, Bullying, Imprisonment, Health, Restrictions, Socialism, Acceptance To Learn More About the Book, Click: The Fatness on OBC Bookshelves *This was part of the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day Program and is reviewed for the Blogger Review Program* Here comes a story where the government places those…… Continue reading Book Review: The Fatness by Mark A. Rayner