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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New Year, New Books: A Book Challenge For Adults In 2019

New Year, New Books: A Book Challenge For Adults In 2019

This past year, I have been using  bookriot’s read harder challenge, to challenge myself. It has turned out to be a great way to find new and interesting titles. With this idea in mind, a few colleges and I have come up with a list of our own to help you get out of your reading bubble and get a hold of some new titles. I wanted to post our list here, along with some book recommendations for each challenge. 1) Read a…

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I, Eliza Hamilton (Susan Holloway Scott)

I, Eliza Hamilton (Susan Holloway Scott)

A great historical fiction novel, in which Eliza Hamilton tells of her life with, and love for Alexander Hamilton from the first time they met through his death.  When all is said and done, you feel like you got a history lesson in a most enjoyable way. I listened to this audio book through Hoopla! Title: I, Eliza Hamilton Author: Susan Holloway Scott Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation Release Date: September 26, 2017 Format: Available in trade paperback,…

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Marilla of Green Gables (Sarah McCoy)

Marilla of Green Gables (Sarah McCoy)

I really enjoyed this novel telling the story of Marilla (and Matthew) as they grew up at Green Gables. I felt the author did a very nice job of telling a story that seemed to mesh nicely with the well-loved Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery.  I appreciated that the author pulled in enough details from the original series to make it believable and didn’t try to change things about the story.  Reading this makes me want to…

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A Christmas by the Sea (Melody Carlson)

A Christmas by the Sea (Melody Carlson)

**Spoiler Alert** I’ve read other books by Ms. Carlson before and enjoyed them, but this one was a bit too unbelievable to make it truly enjoyable. This was a short book (only 4 hours, 30 minutes on audio) and perhaps this is the problem. If the author had written this as a full length novel and expanded things out, it probably would have worked. As is though, it’s just not believable. Wendy, a widowed, single mother, and her 12-year-old son…

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