Book Review: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Title: Gathering Blue Author: Lois Lowry Series: The Giver, #2 Published: September 25, 2000 Genres: Children's, Science Fiction My Rating: ★★★★☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon In her strongest work to date, Lois Lowry once again creates a mysterious but plausible future world. It is a society ruled by savagery and deceit that shuns and discards the weak. Left orphaned and [...]

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Title: The Selection Author: Kiera Cass Series: The Selection #1 Published: April 24, 2012 Genres: Young Adult, Romance My Rating: ★★☆☆☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns [...]

Book Review: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Title: Inkheart Author: Cornelia Funke Series: Inkworld #1 Published: September 23, 2003 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult My Rating: ★★★★★ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon 12-year-old Meggie lives with her father, Mortimer, a bookbinder. Mo never reads stories aloud to Meggie because he has a special gift: when he reads a book aloud, the characters come out of the book [...]

Book Tag: New Year

How many books are you planning to read in 2018? I have my Goodreads goal set at 40 books. I read 37 last year, so I think 40 is an attainable number. I was going to attempt to read 50, but I just think that will cause me stress, and reading is supposed to be fun, [...]

Book Review: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Title: Animal Farm Author: George Orwell Series: None Published: August 17, 1945 Genres: Fiction, Classics My Rating: ★★★★★ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon As ferociously fresh as it was more than a half-century ago, this remarkable allegory of a downtrodden society of overworked, mistreated animals, and their quest to create a paradise of [...]

Book Review: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Title: The Lightning Thief Author: Rick Riordan Series: Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1 Publication Date: March 1, 2006 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult My Rating: ★★★☆☆ Add to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only [...]