Lincoln in the Bardo ~ George Saunders

Rating: 2/5 I listened to this book on audio, and I have to say, it was weird. I felt like I had no idea what was going on the entire time despite reading the synopsis and hearing someone describe it. That being said, the premise was definitely intriguing. February 1862, and President Lincoln's son Willie … Continue reading Lincoln in the Bardo ~ George Saunders

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Inside Out and Back Again ~ Thanha Lai

Rating: 5/5 I'm so excited about this book in verse. I'm not typically a fan of poetry, but for some reason the book in verse is more accessible to me, I think because the storyline is more arching and I don't have to maintain constant focus. I'm planning to read this to the kids, as … Continue reading Inside Out and Back Again ~ Thanha Lai

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr

Rating: 5/5 Sadako is a character I fell in love with. Her enthusiasm for life despite all odds filled me with hope. Sadako is a young girl living in Hiroshima. She is lively and athletic, a runner on her school's racing team. However, she is diagnosed with leukemia, and goes to the hospital for medicine. … Continue reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes ~ Eleanor Coerr