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Monday, March 18, 2019

The Girls at 17 Swann Street


Book #18 Read in 2019
The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

Anna is a woman in her mid-twenties, suffering from anoxeria.  Her husband finally convinces her to go into residential treatment to get help.  This book was powerful; I read it in a day.  It honestly details the struggle of someone with an eating disorder and its effect of the person and their family.  I would recommend this book to high school and adult readers.  I borrowed this book from the public library.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Stitch in Time


Book #17 Read in 2019
A Stitch in Time by Daphne Kalmar

Donut's father has died and her aunts come from Boston to stay with her. But they really want to bring her back to Boston with them and Donut does not want that.  She likes her small town, her odd friends, being near the memory of her father.  So she runs away.  Will everything work out in the end.  This would be a good read for upper elementary and middle school readers.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Educated



Book #16 Read in 2019
Educated by Tara Westover

This is a memoir that kept me hooked throughout; Westover's family are sort of doomsday preppers who want to stay over governmental radar.  Half of the students went to school and half did not.  Westover strives to overcome the family's dysfunction over the years and ends up receiving a doctoral degree from an elite institution of higher learning.  This book was hard to read in parts but so powerful.  I heartily recommend to high school and adult readers alike!

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Warcross


Book #15 Read in 2019
Warcross by Marie Lu

This is the first in a new young adult fantasy series.  Emika is a gamer, bounty hunter and hacker.  She is hired to find out information during a huge virtual reality tournament....but will her life be in danger?  High school readers will enjoy these hip characters, VR setting and action packed read.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

February Reads

February Reads:

1.  Pride (YA)  4/5
2.  The Gilded Wolves (YA)  5/5  1st in series
3.  Cat Stories (5/5)
4.  Those Who Save Us (5/5)  Kindle
5.  The Red Address Book (4/5)  library book
6.  The Wild Robot Escapes (YA)  4/5  2nd in series
7.  My Life Among the Underdogs 5/5  Kindle

14 books read in 2019

Saturday, February 23, 2019

My Life Among the Underdogs


Book #14 Read in 2019
My Life Among the Underdogs by Tia Torries

I love the show Pit Bulls and Parolees.  Tia is the founder of that organization and this book focuses on a special dog of hers in each chapter.  Details of her life are disclosed through the dog stories but I would have liked to know more background.  Overall, a must read of pit bull lovers.

The Wild Robot Escapes


Book #13 Read in 2019
The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown

This is the second book in a children's series that focuses on Roz, a robot.  In this book, Roz is now owned by a widower farmer and cares for the farm while growing closer to his young children.  But she longs to be back on her wild island, with her gosling son and her other animal friends.  Will the children help her escape?  This is a great series for upper elementary and middle school readers.