Date Completed: 12/31/15 Rating: 9/10 If you're anything like me, prepare to have this book hit you in the feels. I'm not overly drawn to country music or country stars, but I knew Jimmy Wayne's tale would be something special to me. Although I am not a former foster kid, I have a connection to … Continue reading Walk to Beautiful ~ Jimmy Wayne
Interesting and brief summary of this year - I like all the graphics! What were your favorite books this year? What were some unique books you read this year?
Date Completed: 12/27/15 Rating: 7/10 I was initially put off by this cover, but I found this book remarkably well-written and the storyline ran parallel to what I believe, which is a tactic I find usually works well. I like reading fiction that is believable because it is uncanny. Our two heroines, Stella and Colette, … Continue reading Crescent ~ Mary Jane Capps
Date completed: 12/26/2015 Rating: 9/10 I'm not much of a fan of short stories, but this reads more like a novel than short stories. Meant to bridge the gap between the first and second parts in the series, I enjoyed this more than a stand-alone collection of short stories because I knew the background from … Continue reading Freya Snow Short Story Collection ~ L.C. Mawson
Date Completed: 12/26/15 Rating: 7/10 Bubbie, Lazega's dear Jewish grandmother, has lived a very exciting life. This biography is a retelling of her life that includes extensive research, conversations with Bubbie, and anecdotes about Russel Lazega's family. The overarching theme was what a badass Bubbie has had to be her whole life and her escape … Continue reading Managing Bubbie ~ Russel Lazega
Not all have reviews, and I have a terrible memory so I can't actually remember every single book I read, but here are my top ten: Memoir Half Broke Horses ~ Jeanette Walls I am Malala ~ Malala Yousfazi Blood, Bones, and Butter ~ Gabrielle Hamilton Into the Magic Shop ~ James R. Doty M.D. … Continue reading Best of 2015
Date Completed: 12/23/2015 Rating: 6.5/10 I've had this book sitting on my book shelf and was in no rush to get around to it, but when I came home for break I was drawn to it. Maybe I thought it would be an easy read, maybe I wanted to laugh at how poorly written it … Continue reading Myst: The Book of Atrus ~ Rand and Robyn Miller with David Wingrove
Looking forward to reading and writing a review of this dark comedic memoir by Doug Piotter! January 3rd ~ Check back in just less than two weeks.
Date Completed: 12/20/2015 Rating: 7/10 Christie's book started off as something I'd never read before. If I Fall, If I Die is the story of a boy ,who has never been outside to his memory, and his mother, an eccentric agoraphobe. Through this story, Will goes outside for the first time in his memory, makes friends, … Continue reading If I Fall, If I Die ~ Michael Christie
The TBR pile grows ever larger. I'm not sure I will ever run out of books to read. Although, if I end up in Morocco for two and a half years, I may have to change from primarily print to primarily e-books.