2019 Book Binge

I didn’t want to endeavor to curate a Top Ten or a Best of the year post. That leaves too many great books out. So, this isn’t that. I do believe there is value in sharing the books that I especially enjoyed this year. As of today I read 318 books in 2019. That number…

Book Review: Such a Fun Age

Shop your local indie bookstore This fantastic debut novel blew me away. If, as an adult reader, you wished for a book akin to something like what Jason Reynolds or Angie Thomas writes for teens- this is it. This is the book you suggest for your book club in 2020 or hand to your neighbor….

Book Review: Disney’s Land

Shop your local indie bookstore Disney’s Land tells the complete story of Disneyland from concept to the present day. This novel is one of the best histories of Disneyland that I’ve read (and there are quite a few out there.) The tone of the book is so friendly and readable that you feel as if…

ARC Review: When We Were Vikings

Shop your local indie bookstore  “there are people around the poker table of life whose hands aren’t perfect and they see what they have and fold right away. They don’t even bother playing.” This is a story about Gert and Zelda, brother and sister orphaned at a young age, shifted to a not so great…

Book Review: We Hunt the Flame

Shop your local indie bookstore “Maybe the tiny lions were merely ornaments, a display of pride for the victory over a man who defied men, only to be slain by women.”― Hafsah Faizal, We Hunt the Flame Ah, where to begin? This novel is on the nominee list for the YA Speculative Fiction Cybils Awards, and that…

Book Review: Deep State

Shop your local indie bookstore Hayley Chill is the female action hero I didn’t know I needed. What a fast read. I mean the political intrigue kept me up way past my bedtime and then just when things were wrapping up at the end there is another big unforeseen twist. So fun to read a…