Another fun installment in the Bibliophile Mystery series by Carlisle. I listened to this on audio while working on crafts during spring break. Easy to keep along with while working on other things. I'm enjoying starting back at the beginning with the series after reading some of the later ones first.
I'll be adding this historical novel to the high school collection. Our staff book club read for May, I listened to the audio version of Chilbury and it was a performance! A war story told by the ladies left behind in letters, I highly recommend this novel that covers so many topics and the evolution of characters. Several stories surround the ladies in the Chilbury choir and through them we see a war torn world that must continue in their daily lives under the constant threat of invasion.
Futuristic and fantastic. Illuminae reads like a transcript of an event in our far future. Worlds collide and people must cope with loss, love, and survival. Unlike anything else I've read before, Illuminae unfolds in reports, texts, emails, therapy notes, and about anything else you could think of.
I'll add this to the high school library on our next order. Hollis does a good job of just putting into words what girls/women need to hear today. Half pep rally, half therapy- Hollis has a lot to say in this book.
Very popular in our high school library, I'm glad I finally settled into reading Shadow and Bone. I read Six of Crows this past summer and really enjoyed it. Although it is a series the first book does wrap up in the end while setting up the next adventure. It takes awhile to learn the language and world rules but it is worth it especially if you like fantasy. Bardugo is gifted at creating other worlds.
I read this last year but forgot to post a review so I reread it. Highly recommended for those who like verse novels, Crossover has some sports talk, some teen talk, some family talk, and a whole lot of heart. Alexander now has 2 more verse novels for YAs.
Highly recommended YA for 10th and up I'd say, mature readers. For those who thing YA is too boring or not well planned, this suspenseful girl power novel is a page turner. It has spread by word of mouth quickly this year. Not for those who like a Hollywood ending, the main character doesn't conform to society and she's known for her veracity.
Grin and Bear it, STella Bain, Longevity Diet, Latte Trouble, Feather Thief, murder under cover, hope never dies
I got a little behind on my book reviews! I've read several lately that I won't be adding to the high school library but I always like to add reviews anyway.
Grin and Bear-
Just a fun cozy read. Recently separated but prior to her divorce the main character finds out her husband was up to something more than an affair. To claim her insurance money she'll have to be cleared of wrongdoing.
I've like Anita Shreve's other works but this on was just ok. The Pilot's Wife was the first of hers I read probably with Oprah's book club in the 90's. Sea Glass is another favorite. This one was a bit fractured and just not flowing for me but the story was solid. Maybe wrong timing for me.
Recommended on a health podcast this book explains many studies related to longevity and then makes recommendations for eating choices, lifestyles, and the Fast Mimicking Diet.
Following On What Grounds and Through the Grinder, Latte Trouble was fun to listen on audio. The Coffeehouse Mystery series spins enough coffee love into the stories to make you thirsty and the series details are coming along quite nicely with relationships and community togetherness. Another murder by coffee was entertaining and I look forward to the next!
A staff book club read, The Feather Thief covers so much! From the opening story of theft to the underworld of feather use this novelized adventure is an adventure in itself. Enjoyable, entertaining, and educational a must read.
Murder Under Cover-
I read all of Carlisle's cozies and this is #4 in the Bibliophile series. I listened to some of it and I read the paper back some of the time. I'm not a big fan of the audio version. I enjoyed reading it more. I love that this series talks about book binding and murder and mayhem. The series is very fluid but not distracting. Another fun read by Carlisle.
Hope Never Dies-
The book for those who enjoyed the bromance between Obama and Biden, Hope Never Dies is witty, fun, suspenseful, and just flat entertaining. I'll read every book this guy writes. Clever.
I started teaching English and Spanish at Blancester in 1996. After getting my masters in Library Science, I moved into the library and I've enjoyed connecting people to books ever since!