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Sunday, September 17, 2017

See What I Have Done

Book #73 Read in 2017
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

This was a good read.  While not exactly action packed, the writing made this a gripping psychological read, focusing on the case of Lizzie Borden.  Lizzie took an axe to both her father and her stepmother.  This book delves into the dysfunction of the Borden family and that makes this book an interesting read.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Isadora Moon Goes Camping

Book #72 Read in 2017
Isadora Moon Goes Camping by Harriet Muncaster

This is a cute series for upper elementary readers.  Isadora is half-vampire/half-fairy.  Her family goes on a camping trip.  Isadora loses her father's prized possession and is afraid to tell him so she tries to find it on her own.  A cute, quick read which I borrowed from the public library.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Romeow and Juliet

Book #71 Read in 2017
Romeow and Juliet by Kathi Daley

This is the first in a cozy mystery series, set on a nice island locale.  Caitlin runs a cat sanctuary with her aunt and is the process of opening up a cat cafĂ©/bookstore with her friend.  A murder occurs in town and Caitlin begins investigating.  Will she find the killer or become the next victim?  A good read, I borrowed this book from the public library.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Gizelle's Bucket List

Book #70 Read in 2017
Gizelle's Bucket List:  My Life with a Very Large Dog by Lauren Fern Watt

Watt buys an English Mastiff puppy and names her Gizelle.  Gizelle is Lauren's best friend and confidante.  The pair move to New York City and Gizelle is there for Lauren through job hunting, relationships, friendships, her mother's addiction.  Too soon, Gizelle is diagnosed with terminal bone cancer.  Watt decides to make a bucket list for Gizelle and the two spend quality time together before the inevitable end.  A must read for animal lovers, this book will bring a tear to the eye.  I received this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Kids of Appetite

Book #69 Read in 2017
Kids of Appetite by David Arnold

Vic is trying to deal with his father's death and his mother's new boyfriend but is not really doing a good job.  He takes off after a fight, taking the urn of his father's ashes with him.  He meets up with a  group of street kids who offer him a place to crash.  In the urn, he finds a list of things to do with his father's ashes and the group begins to do them.  This book is a good realistic fiction read, with characters that may be flawed but are interesting and engaging.  High school and adult readers would enjoy this book.  I received this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a honest review.

Friday, September 1, 2017

August 2017 Reads

August 2017 Reads:

1.  The Marriage Lie (4/5)  library book
2.  Lilac Girls (5/5)
3.  The Complete Chi Sweet Home Part 1 (YA)  (4/5)  library book
4.  Reading with Patrick (4/5)  library book
5.  Caraval (YA)  4/5
6.  Allegedly (YA)  5/5  library book
7.  Final Girls (5/5)  library book
8.  Bang (YA)  5/5
9.  Morningstar (4/5)  library book
10.  To Stay Alive (YA)  3/5  library book
11.  Diana:  Her True Story (4/5)  library book

68 Books Read in 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Diana: Her True Story

Book #68 Read in 2017
Diana:  Her True Story

Twenty years after her death, Diana, Princess of Wales, still captivates readers with her tales of being an outside in the royal family and definitely in her marriage.  This book has an insider's perspective of how Diana really felt as she went through her royal life.  A good read, I borrowed this book from the public library.