These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

How do you live again, knowing what waits for you in the end? After I finished my ARC of Aurora Rising I knew that I wasn’t yet ready to venture out of the world of sci-fi. With the loss that I was feeling though, I just wanted something familiar, something that I knew I had liked before. My mind immediately went to this series (which is also partially even wrote by Kaufman). This is my third time reading this book and I…

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The Alice Network (Quinn)

The Alice Network (Quinn)

Set just after WWII, this story of two women whose stories from different time periods (one from WWI and one from WWII), yet connected, was enjoyable.  This is not a “clean read” … but an enjoyable story none-the-less. Title: The Alice Network Author: Kate Quinn Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: William Morrow Release Date: June 7, 2017 Format: Trade paperback Pages: 532 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and…

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Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Callahan)

Becoming Mrs. Lewis (Callahan)

A fictionalized account of the life and relationship of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis. This book starts at the beginning of Joy Davidman’s marriage to her first husband and chronicles her life, her friendship with and ultimate marriage to C.S. Lewis through her death. Title: Becoming Mrs. Lewis Author: Patti Callahan Publisher: Thomas Nelson Release Date: October 2, 2018 Format: Available in hardcover, trade paperback, audio, and ebook formats. Pages: 432 The love story of C. S. Lewis and his…

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A Bound Heart (Frantz)

A Bound Heart (Frantz)

An interesting story, set in locations not overly common in Christian fiction … Scotland and Australia! I enjoyed this story, but there were times I thought to myself that the characters had things a little too easy for the situations they were in. Title: A Bound Heart Author: Laura Frantz Genre: Christian Fiction Publisher: Revell Release Date: January 2019 Format: Available in trade paperback, audio, and ebook. Pages: 418 Though Magnus MacLeish and Lark MacDougall grew up on the same…

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Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) – Susan Dennard

Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) – Susan Dennard

“It wasn’t freedom she wanted. It was belief in something—a prize big enough to run for and to fight for and to keep on reaching toward no matter what.”  Why didn’t I read this book YEARS ago?! I am obsessed right now. I went on a Tumblr stalking spree last night and kind of regret it, just like I always do because I’ve already spoiled a few things for myself. I can’t help it. It’s really a problem. So yeah,…

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To Best the Boys – Mary Weber

To Best the Boys – Mary Weber

What do you want? I want my mum to live. I want the right to earn an education. I want to be the first female scientist. I want to create my own happiness. I want . . . Okay this was a really interestingly good book. Again, I almost don’t even know how to begin this review???? This is another case of me starting an ARC, being interrupted and reading a million other books, and then finally finishing it. Luckily, I finished…

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King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) – Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars (Nikolai Duology #1) – Leigh Bardugo

“Drüsje,” Birgir hissed. Witch. “I don’t like that word,” Nina said, advancing. “Call me Grisha. Call me zowa. Call me death, if you like.” I literally have no idea how I’m going to review this. There I said it. This book was in my top five for new releases that I was DYING to get my hands on. I actually finished last night and honestly I’m a little torn on what to think. If I’m being completely honest, I’d say that I am…

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99 Percent Mine – Sally Thorne

99 Percent Mine – Sally Thorne

**All quotes came from an uncorrected ARC and are subject to have changed “So, good T-shirts can die and go to heaven.” I grin at his expression: dismay, surprise, disapproval, and flattery, all erased in one blink. I’m addicted. “You’re still a teenage dirtbag.” Prim with disapproval, he looks at his watch. “And you’re still a hot grandpa.” Is it weird that my first thought when I sat down to write this was “HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE WHAT QUOTES…

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The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) – Holly Black

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air #1) – Holly Black

“Nice things don’t happen in storybooks. Or when they do happen, something bad happens next. Because otherwise the story would be boring, and no one would read it.”  I’ve read a lot of books with a lot of twisty, turny plots at this point in my life, really I have. I usually assume that by now, it’s going to be pretty hard to pull one over on me. But this was not one that I saw coming which is CRAZY…

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Kids Reading Challenge 2019

Kids Reading Challenge 2019

This year we’ve come up with a list of challenges to help children get out of their reading bubble and get a hold of some new and challenging titles. I wanted to post our list here, along with some book recommendations for each challenge. Make sure to stop into the library to get a bookmark of this list so you can check of challenges as you read them! 1) Read a book about Michigan. The Legend of Sleeping Bear by Kathy-jo Wargin The Wanigan:…

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