Book Wrap Up…November 2018

I read six books in November: a Mystery/Thriller, a Horror/Mystery/Thriller, a YA Sci-Fi, a YA Fantasy, a Contemporary Historical Fiction, and a Middle Grade Realistic Fiction/Romance. One 3-star, two 4-star, and two 5-star (TWO in one month!)

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Title: Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

Author: Matthew Sullivan

Published June 2017 by Scribner

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Page Count: 328

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Click here for my review

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Title: The Grownup

Author: Gillian Flynn

Published November 2015 by Penguin Random House Audio

Genre: Horror Mystery Thriller Short Story

audiobook ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Click here for my review

 

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Title: Dare Mighty Things (Dare Mighty Things #1)

Author: Heather Kaczynski

Published October 2017 by HarperTeen

Genre: YA Sci-Fi

Page Count: 377

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Click here for my review

 

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Title: The Raven King (The Raven Cycle #4)

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Published April 2016 by Scholastic Press

Genre: YA Fantasy

Page Count: 439

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Click here for my review

 

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Title: The Rain Watcher

Author: Tatiana De Rosnay

Published October 2018 by St. Martin’s Press

Genre: Historical Fiction

Page Count: 272

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Click here for my review

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Title: Stargirl

Author: Jerry Spinelli

Published May 2002 by Listening Library

Genre: Middle Grade Realistic Fiction/Romance

Audiobook ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Click here for my review

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Wrap Up…July 2018

I read 6 books in July:
4 Adult (contemporary romance, mystery, historical fiction retelling)
2 Middle Grade (fantasy, sci-fi)

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Title: Slipper

Author: Hester Velmans

Publisher: Van Horton Books

Date Published: April 2018

Genre: Adult Historical Fiction/Retelling

Page Count: 378

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  Click here to read my review

 

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Title: Call Me By Your Name

Author: Andrรฉ Aciman

Publisher: Picador

Date Published: January 2008 (originally published January 2007)

Genre: LGBT Contemporary Romance

Page Count: 248

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  Call Me By Your Nameโ€ฆBook Review

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Title: Her Pretty Face

Author: Robyn Harding

Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press

Date Published: July 2018

Genre: Adult Thriller/Mystery

Page Count: 352

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Click here to read my review

 

 

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Title: All Your Perfects

Author: Colleen Hoover

Publisher: Atria Books

Date Published: July 2018

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Page Count: 306

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  Click here to read my review

 

 

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Title: A Wrinkle In Time

Author: Madeleine L’Engle

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Date Published: January 2018 (first published 1962)

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy/Science Fiction

Page Count: 224

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Click here for my review

 

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Title: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Author: J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Raincoast Books

Date Published: June 2003

Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy

Page Count: 768

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ My review

 

 

I follow the Goodreads rating suggestions:
๐ŸŒŸ= did not like it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was ok
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= really liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was amazing

Wrap Up…June 2018

I read 5 books in June:
2 Young Adult
2 Adult
1 Middle Grade

pages 368 + 288 + 244 + 272 + 416= 1588

I follow the Goodreads rating suggestions:
๐ŸŒŸ= did not like it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was ok
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= really liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was amazing

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Title: The Death of Mrs. Westaway

Author: Ruth Ware

Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press

Date Published: May 29th, 2018

Genre: Adult Mystery/Thriller

Page Count: 368

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย ย The Death Of Mrs. Westaway By Ruth Ware #NewBook #Thriller #Mystery #Netgalley

 

 

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Title: Look At Me

Author: Mareike Krรผgel

Publisher: Text Publishing

Date Published: February 2018

Genre: Adult (European/German)

Page Count: 288

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Look At Me By Mareike Krรผgel

 

 

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Title: Escape From Lucien

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Publisher: Graphix

Date Published: August 2014

Genre: Middle Grade Graphic Novel

Page Count: 224

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

 

 

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Title: Fina Draft

Author: Riley Redgate

Publisher: Harry Abrams

Date Published: June 2018

Genre: YA Contemporary (LGBTQ+)

Page Count: 272

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  Final Draft #Bookreview #Netgalley #FinalDraftBook

 

 

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Title: Thief of Happy Endings

Author: Kristen Chandler

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Date Published: June 19th, 2018

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Page Count: 416

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Book Review ~ Thief of Happy Endings

 

 

May Wrap Up [2018] #reading

I read 6 books in March:
2 Young Adult (Fantasy, Contemporary Romance)
2 Adult (Anthology/Fantasy, Mystery Crime Thriller)
2 Middle Grade (Fantasy Graphic Novels)

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I follow the Goodreads rating suggestions:
๐ŸŒŸ= did not like it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was ok
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= really liked it
๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ= it was amazing

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Title: Our Dark Duet

Author: Victoria Schwab

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Date Published: June 2017

Page Count: 510

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Our Dark Duet By Victoria Schwab #BookReview

 

 

 

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Title: Some Of The Best From Tor.com

Author: Various

Publisher: Tor.com

Date Published: January 2017

Page Count: 667

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  Some Of The Best From Tor.com 2016 #BookReview #Free #KOBO

 

 

 

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Title: Find You In The Dark

Author: Nathan Ripley

Publisher: Text Publishing

Date Published: April 2018

Page Count: 352

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  New Thriller by Canadian Author #Findyouinthedark #Netgalley

 

 

 

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Title: The Last Council (Amulet #4)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Publisher: Graphix

Date Published: September 2011

Page Count: 219

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸย  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10537195-the-last-council

 

 

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Title: From Twinkle With Love

Author: Sandhya Menon

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Date Published: May 2018

Page Count: 336

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ New Teen Contemporary Romance #BookReview #Netgalley #FromTwinkleWithLove

 

 

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Title: Prince of the Elves (Amulet #5)

Author: Kazu Kibuishi

Publisher: Graphix

Date Published: September 2012

Page Count: 203

My Review: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2400981523?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1

March Wrap Up [2018]

I read 6 books in March:
1 Middle Grade
1 Young Adult/Sci-Fi/Dystopian
1 Young Adult/Fantasy
3 Contemporary

2123 pages

1 – ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

4 – ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

1 – ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Tournament Trouble

 

Tournament Trouble by Sylv Chiang

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Here’s my review: New Middle Grade Book: Tournament Trouble (Cross Ups Book 1) #BookReview #SpoilerFree #CrossUps #Netgalley

 

 

 

 

 

Children of Daedala

 

Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith

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Here’s my review: Book Review: Children of Daedala by Caighlan Smith

 

 

 

 

Stray City

 

Stray City by Chelsey Johnson

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Here’s my review: Stray City #bookreview #MarchBookRelease #LGBTQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

Every Note Played

 

 

Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

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Here’s my review: Every Note Played #newbook #bookreview

 

 

 

 

 

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Whichwood by Tahereh Mafi

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Here’s my review: Whichwood (Furthermore #2) By Tahereh Mafi #BookReview #SpoilerFree

 

 

 

 

the astonishing color of after

 

The Astonishing Color of After

by Emily X.R. Pan

๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Here’s my review: One of the best books Iโ€™ve read this year โ€“ The Astonishing Color of After #BookReview

September 2017 Wrap Up

I started working full-time this month, which is taking away from reading time of course. But that’s okay! I read two books (halfway through The Waste Lands by Stephen King).

The first book I read was an ARC (advanced reader copy).

A bold and dangerous familyA Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism

Non Fiction, Biography
432 pages
Expected Publication in TWO DAYS! October 3, 2017
Then I read…
Young Adult, Fantasy
396 pages
Published September 2015

August 2017 Reading Wrap Up

Books I read this month ๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“™๐Ÿ“˜๐Ÿ˜Š

Dress Codes for Small Towns

Dress Codes for Small Towns

By Courtney Stevens

Here’s my review: Best Book Iโ€™ve read this year! Dress Codes For Small Towns by Courtney Stevens ] Spoiler-Free #BookReview

 

 

 

 

 

Remnant Population Sept 2003

September 2003, Paperback Edition

 

Remnant Population

By Elizabeth Moon

Remnant Population #FirstParagraph #BookTubeAThon #BTAT17

Here’s my review: Remnant Population By Elizabeth Moon #SpoilerFree #BookReview

 

 

 

 

 

The Raven Boys

Published 2012 by Scholastic Press (Goodreads Photo)

The Raven Boys

By Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

Here’s my review: The Raven Boys By Maggie Stiefvater โ€“ Book Review #SpoilerFree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing of the Three

The Drawing of the Three

By Stephen King

The Drawing of the Three By Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

Here’s my review: The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower Book #2) By Stephen King #SpoilerFree #BookReview

 

 

 

Glow

 

Glow

By Megan E. Bryant

On Sale September 1st, 2017!

Here’s my review: Glow by Megan E. Bryant Book Review (Spoiler-Free)Glow by Megan E. Bryant Book Review (Spoiler-Free)

 

 

 

The Dream Thieves

 

The Dream Thieves

By Maggie Stiefvater

Review coming soon! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

 

July Wrap Up

The Books of Magic

The Books of Magic

By Neil Gaiman

Illustrated By: John Bolton, Scott Hampton, Charles Vess, Paul Johnson

Published January 2013 (first published 1993)

Genre(s): Graphic Novel, Fiction, Fantasy

My Review: The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman #spoilerfree #bookreview #fantasybingo

 

Little Deaths

Little Deaths

By Emma Flint

Published January 2017

Genre(s): Fiction, Mystery, Historical, Thriller, Crime

My Review: Little Deaths: #SpoilerFree #BookReview

 

 

 

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1)

By Stephen King

Published October 2016 (First published June 1982)

Genre(s): Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Science Fiction

The Gunslinger by Stephen King #FirstChapterFirstParagraph

My Review: The Gunslinger Book One of #TheDarkTower by #StephenKing

 

 

 

 

 

The Edge of EverythingThe Edge of Everything

By Jeff Giles

Published February 2017

Genre(s): Fiction, Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance

My Review: The Edge of Everything By Jeff Giles #spoilerfree #bookreview

April Reading Wrap Up

Books I read in April ๐Ÿ™‚

library of souls

Library of Souls
by Ransom Riggs

“The adventure that began with Miss Peregrineโ€™s Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon heโ€™s diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children.”

My review for Library of Souls

 

murder by family

 

Murder By Family
By Kent Whitaker

Kent Whitaker’s story of how an unknown assailant opened fire on his entire family, killing his wife and teenaged son, and how his heart-wrenching decision to forgive begins a journey toward redemption and faith when he discovers that the one responsible for the attack is his other son.

My Review for Murder By Family

 

Turning

 

Turning

By Jessica J. Lee

At the age of 28, Jessica Lee–Canadian, Chinese, and British–finds herself in Berlin. Alone. Lonely, with lowered spirits thanks to some family history and a broken heart, she is ostensibly there to write a thesis. And although that is what she does daily, what increasingly occupies her is swimming. So she makes a decision that she believes will win her back her confidence and independence: she will swim fifty-two of the lakes around Berlin, no matter what the weather or season. She is aware that this particular landscape is not without its own ghosts and history.

My Review for Turning

The Only Child

The Only Child

By Andrew Pyper

The #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist radically reimagines the origins of gothic literatureโ€™s founding masterpiecesโ€”Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Draculaโ€”in a contemporary novel driven by relentless suspense and surprising emotion. This is the story of a man who may be the worldโ€™s one real-life monster, and the only woman who has a chance of finding him.”

My Review of The Only Child

 

Dragon Teeth

 

Dragon Teeth

By Michael Crichton

Into this treacherous territory plunges the arrogant and entitled William Johnson, a Yale student with more privilege than sense. Determined to survive a summer in the west to win a bet against his arch-rival, William has joined world-renowned paleontologist Othniel Charles Marsh on his latest expedition.ย  But when the paranoid and secretive Marsh becomes convinced that William is spying for his nemesis, Edwin Drinker Cope, he abandons him in Cheyenne, Wyoming, a locus of crime and vice. William is forced to join forces with Cope and soon stumbles upon a discovery of historic proportions.ย  With this extraordinary treasure, however, comes exceptional danger, and Williamโ€™s newfound resilience will be tested in his struggle to protect his cache, which pits him against some of the Westโ€™s most notorious characters.

My Review for Dragon Teeth

A Tapestry of Tears

 

A Tapestry of Tears

by Gita V. Reddy

Set in the early nineteenth century, A Tapestry of Tears is about female infanticide, and the unmaking of tradition. If a woman gives birth to a female child, she must feed her the noxious sap of the akk plant. That is the tradition, parampara. Veeranwali rebels, and fights to save her offspring.
The other stories span a spectrum of emotions and also bring to life the varied culture and social spectrum of India. Woven into this collection is the past and the present, despair and hope, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Click here for my review of A Tapestry of Tears