Nemesis

Nemesis

My Thoughts: Nemesis by Brendan Reichs is an action-packed thriller. This is not my normal read! However, the summary captured my attention and I was excited to give it a try. When I had the chance to listen to the audiobook, I took it. I’m glad I decided to mix… Read more »

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The Time Museum

The Time Museum

My Thoughts: As soon as I finished The Time Museum by Matthew Loux I added it to my next order for my middle school library. I had so much fun reading it and I think my students will really enjoy it! First, I loved all the history! As you can see… Read more »

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California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’

My Thoughts: I really love graphic novels but don’t read nearly enough of them. When I saw that First Second had one about Cass Elliot I knew I had to read it! I’ve always loved the music of The Mamas & the Papas, but didn’t know much about them. Learning more… Read more »

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Daughter of the Pirate King

Daughter of the Pirate King

My Thoughts: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller  is a fun read with a fierce, independent lady main character. Yup. I am here for that! Here are a few of my favorite bits: Historical Fiction: I love me some historical fiction. I especially loved that this one was… Read more »

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Goodbye Days

Goodbye Days

My Thoughts: I quickly fell for Zentner’s debut The Serpent King. When I heard about Goodbye Days I knew it was a book I wanted to read. My delay in reviewing it (I read it earlier this year) wasn’t because I didn’t like it. Quite the contrary. I’m just not always very good… Read more »

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Hunted

Hunted

My Thoughts: I so enjoyed Hunted by Meagan Spooner! Beauty and the Beast is one of my very favorite fairy tales. This fierce and feminist retelling had me hooked. It was my “gym book” and it kept me on the elliptical longer than I had planned. I just didn’t want to stop reading!… Read more »

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You’re Welcome, Universe

You’re Welcome, Universe

My Thoughts: I’m so glad that I got an email about You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner. I don’t know that I would have picked it up otherwise. That would have been a shame. There is so much to love in this book. Here is a brief list: Julia: I just really loved… Read more »

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The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

My Thoughts: I finally read Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe last month. It’s one of the most beautiful and thought-provoking books I’ve ever read. I actually listened to it on audio and it was perfection. (Can Lin-Manuel Miranda narrate ALL the YA audiobooks?!?) When I got the opportunity to… Read more »

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The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

My Thoughts: There has been A LOT of buzz around this book. From bookish people I follow on twitter to blurbs by some of my favorite authors (Jason Reynolds, Becky Albertailli, John Green, Adam Silvera, and more) to starred reviews from at least seven professional publications, it seems everyone is… Read more »

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