Middle Grade Review, Reviews

MMGM: RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins

Get ready, friends, because I think I might be on a bit of a middle grade spree coming up. Two writer friends just had middle grade books come out, so I definitely plan to feature their books in the near future, but I also happened to pick up RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins, and… Continue reading MMGM: RUBY & OLIVIA by Rachel Hawkins

Reviews, Young Adult Review

YA Review: ROYALS by Rachel Hawkins

When I finish a book with a huge grin on my face, it obviously deserves a review. But it’s more than that–I raced through Rachel Hawkins’s ROYALS in two nights, laughing out loud much of the time. I’m not surprised. I loved her Hex Hall and Rebel Belle series (and she’s also written a middle… Continue reading YA Review: ROYALS by Rachel Hawkins

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YA Review: MISS MAYHEM by Rachel Hawkins 

I binge-read all of Rachel Hawkins’ books last spring and absolutely loved the Hex Hall series. As a result, I perhaps didn’t give REBEL BELLE as much credit, although I did include it in a round-up of books you should check out. After a year without any new Rachel Hawkins books to read, MISS MAYHEM… Continue reading YA Review: MISS MAYHEM by Rachel Hawkins¬†

Reviews, Young Adult Review

YA Series Recommendation: HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

You know how sometimes you start reading a book and you can tell from the first page that you’re going to not just like it but love it? That’s how I felt when I started reading HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins. I was cracking up on page two and devoured the first book in an… Continue reading YA Series Recommendation: HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

2019

I read 102 books in 2019. Books I reviewed are linked. My favorite reads of 2019 are starred. Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm The Search by Nora Roberts American Panda by Gloria Chao Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender White Rose by Kip Wilson* The Other… Continue reading 2019

2018

I read 83 books in 2018. Books I reviewed are linked. My favorite reads of 2018 are starred. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus Nothing But Sky by Amy… Continue reading 2018

Reading

My Favorite Reads of 2018

I considered waiting until next week to post the list of my favorite reads of 2018, but my kids will be home, so I really don’t think I’ll get much more reading done. I’m only at 79 books completed, down from 100 last year, but I read quite a few adult books this year (still… Continue reading My Favorite Reads of 2018

Young Adult

Young adult reviews are organized alphabetically by author. If there’s a star, I’ve featured the book and/or series in one of my year-end favorite reads round-ups. Crewel World series by Gennifer Albin Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender The Opposite of Here by Tara Altebrando The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Lovely War by… Continue reading Young Adult

Middle Grade

Middle grade reviews are organized alphabetically by author, within three categories: my son’s reviews, my daughter’s reviews, and my reviews. Middle Schooler Reviews (my son) The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann Epoca the Tree of Ecrof by Kobe Bryant and Ivy Claire My Life As A Potato by Arianne Costner Balance Keepers series by Lindsay Cummings… Continue reading Middle Grade

2016

I read 114 books in 2016. Books I reviewed are linked. My favorite reads of 2016 are starred. The One by Kiera Cass (plus The Favorite novella)* Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas A Love Worth Giving by Max Lucado Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins The Queen &… Continue reading 2016