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 Tag: Harry Potter

I'm doing this Harry Potter tag in honor of the fact that my husband is currently reading the series for the very first time! What house are you in? Ravenclaw. I'll be honest, I kind of wanted to get into Slytherin because it's cool, but Ravenclaw was a close second.  I've always thought Gryffindor is a [...]

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 [...]