Date Completed: 6/5/2016 Rating: 5/10 Typical chick lit book. The protagonist, Rocky, has a dark mysterious past that she wants hidden, so she ventures into the unknown to live a new life for a time. Once there, Rocky meets some friends, including a dog. However, the dog also has a dark and mysterious past that … Continue reading Lost and Found ~ Jacqueline Sheehan
Date Completed: 5/30/2016 Rating: 8/10 This book approached stereotypes from a new perspective. With an advanced degree in psychology, Steele takes readers on a narrative tour of his research into identity threatens stereotype bias that provides insights into underperformance and general difference in outcomes based on identity. Steele challenges the American interest in treating each … Continue reading Whistling Vivaldi ~ Claude M. Steele
Date Completed: 6/1/2016 Rating: 8/10 I went into this book with mixed reviews. I knew that lots of people loved it, but I was also concerned that it would read too much like a knock off of Harry Potter. The premise is this: Simon Snow discovers his magic at the age of 11 and goes … Continue reading Carry On ~ Rainbow Rowell
Date Completed: 5/18/2016 Rating: 7/10 The beginning of this book made my skin crawl. I remember reading Running with Scissors a while ago, but this is not how I remembered it. However, that doesn't mean it was bad. Something about the way Burroughs writes sucks me in and captivates me for all the gross imagery … Continue reading Lust and Wonder ~ Augusten Burroughs
Date Completed: 5/29/2016 Rating: 10/10 First off I want to apologize for the late delivery on this review. I received a copy of this book when it was still an ARC back in February and it's been sitting in my shelf for quite some time, partially because I wasn't sure I wanted to get into … Continue reading Locally Laid ~ Lucie B. Amundsen
Late late late wrap up for May, but that's okay, it's summer! All the books I read and wrote about were excellent, and even most of the other books were good too! Locally Laid was fantastic. A memoir about starting and maintaining a middle ag egg farm, Lucie B. Amundsen took me on a trip … Continue reading May was crazy, here are some reviews and why I’m excited about June and books!
Hey! Shameless plug for one of my favorite authors! L.C. Mawson, who has now written three books in the Freya Snow series in addition to a short story collection and a prequel, is now selling the trilogy as a boxed set, available through Amazon kindle! Freya Snow has quickly become one of my favorite series … Continue reading The Freya Snow Pup Trilogy ~ L.C. Mawson