REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler

Ooh do we get a story full of teenage drama in this one. Reminiscent of John Green, we got a quirky story about the “It” girl in school who goes “missing.” She leaves a series of notes to her classmates, boyfriend and friends to help them both find her and understand her. Along the wayContinue reading “REVIEW: I Kissed Shara Wheeler”

REVIEW: Sankofa

A Sankofa is an African symbol of a bird that is looking backward towards its feet, it symbolizes the idea that you must look backwards to move forwards. That is Anna’s journey as she is in the midst of a divorce when her mother dies. She never knew her father but she finds a diaryContinue reading “REVIEW: Sankofa”

REVIEW: Vladimir

Wow, was this book not at all what I expected. This story is of a woman facing the inevitabilities of her age and its impact on how the world perceives her and how she perceives herself. She is not the easiest character to like, she’s self-centered and vain. She places such a high reverence onContinue reading “REVIEW: Vladimir”

REVIEW: The Candy House

Full disclosure: I didn’t read the first book of this series. I’m not sure you need to, we get good background on the characters through this one. The title tells us to expect that all is not what it seems. The Candy House is a place that looks lovely and inviting from the outside, butContinue reading “REVIEW: The Candy House”

REVIEW: Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders

I am a total true crime junkie. Dateline, podcasts, documentaries… you name it if someone was killed, raped, kidnapped or drawn into a cult… I am interested. So when I saw this one pop up on Libro.fm’s ALC choices for the month, I prioritized it. I need more true crime books in my life. Listening toContinue reading “REVIEW: Trailed: One Woman’s Quest to Solve the Shenandoah Murders”

REVIEW: All my Rage

This story will absolutely break you into a million pieces and build you back up again into a new person. Noor and Salahudin are teenagers who have grown up together pulled together by their shared Pakistani history. Both immigrated as children; Noor under the care of her uncle after her parents were killed and SalaContinue reading “REVIEW: All my Rage”

REVIEW: Peach Blossom Spring

Meilin, Renshu and Lily are three generations of a family. Meilin is a mother who is practical and strong and does everything to protect Renshu and give him a chance for survival and success despite a childhood lived through the Japanese occupation of China. The first part of the book follows their lives as refugeesContinue reading “REVIEW: Peach Blossom Spring”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”

REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming

“Even people who were once your sails can become your anchors.” ——————— Olga Dies Dreaming gives a glimpse of life in Brooklyn from the eyes of Puerto Rican sister and brother, Olga and Pedro. We see the drastically different viewpoints of each other their family generations from Catholic, grateful, hardworking abuelita to socialist, anti-religion, Puerto RicanContinue reading “REVIEW: Olga Dies Dreaming”