American Street by Ibi Zoboi

Review: First of all, I just want to mention how much I adore this cover. It’s one of my favorites. The book itself is pretty amazing too. I’m a bit of a sucker for immigration stories and this one is quite unique. The story revolves around Fabiola, a Haitian girl who has moved to America. … Continue reading American Street by Ibi Zoboi

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Review: This was a surprisingly powerful book. I knew it would be amazing based on how much everyone I knew loved it, but I still didn't quite know what was coming. I had never heard the saying that the title comes from. In a way, I guess that tells you something about me and where … Continue reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Review: Dorothy Must Die was just what I needed. My reviews don't come out in exactly the same order as my reading and I had just gone through some pretty heavy material and needed the break. This was everything I hoped it would be. I'm a sucker for revisiting a world I know and I … Continue reading Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck

Review:  This is my first Pearl Buck novel, but certainly won't be my last. She is one of the Nobel laureates in literature and this title was irresistible. I had originally planned to read The Good Earth because it would also fit into this year's Read Harder challenge since it was a part Oprah's Book Club … Continue reading Pavilion of Women by Pearl Buck

My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki

Review:  I was looking for a book for the 2018 Read Harder Challenge task #10 when I came across My Year of Meats. I had read A Tale for the Time Being last year and love Ozeki's style. This one was listed by my library as a romance, which was just what I needed for … Continue reading My Year of Meats by Ruth Ozeki

The Breaking Light by Heather Hanson

Review: This is a fun little Romeo and Juliet story. I know, fun and Romeo and Juliet story don't really belong in the same sentence, but trust me here. It's pretty obvious from the description that I had read on Amazon that it was going to go this way too, but it's not entirely predictable … Continue reading The Breaking Light by Heather Hanson

The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere

Review: The Floating Garden was a last minute find to replace my original Read Harder 2017 Task 21, book published by a micropress. I just wasn't into the book I had originally chosen and life is too short to read books you're not excited about, right? Looking for a late replacement, I just went over … Continue reading The Floating Garden by Emma Ashmere

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Review: I remember all the praise this book was getting a few years ago but still didn't expect to like it quite as much as I did. Usually, I need likable characters to like a book but I'm willing to call this a special exception. I didn't really like anyone or anyone they were pretending … Continue reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

Review: I'll go ahead and admit up front that I am not all that familiar with Malcolm X. I know who he is and that he was a Civil Rights activist and he was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 1992 movie named after him but that's about it. I didn't even know that his … Continue reading X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz

Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement

Review: I would love to see Prayers for the Stolen  turned into a movie. It's not typically Hollywood, but I'd love to see the landscapes and contrasts on the big screen and I love the story, especially the end. The story revolves around several issues in Mexico that are usually backdrops to the problem of the … Continue reading Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement