My Favorite Books of 2020

My goal was to read 120 books this year and I managed to read 166. Actually, I'm hoping to make that 167 by finishing D-Day Girls today. I had two reading slumps where I laid in bed for hours at a time watching Netflix instead of sleeping but, honestly, thanks to my fellow bloggers I... Continue Reading →

Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi

Quite simply the most gorgeously written middle grade book I have enjoyed in....forever. I felt drenched in description and fell deeply in love with Alice and Oliver. SYNOPSIS Inspired by her childhood love of books like A Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi crafts a spellbinding new world where color is currency, adventure... Continue Reading →

Blogmas: December 6, 2020

MIDDLE GRADE BOOKS FOR CHRISTMAS READING I do not normally have the chance to read Christmas books. With a (very) few exceptions, I put Christmas books onto my list and then fail to sit down and actually read during December. Prior to this year, this month was all about running around. I cannot control the... Continue Reading →

Believathon 3 Wrap Up

This was my first time participating in Believathon and I had a wonderful time, even though I didn't finish everything! Having Middle Grades reads was a great way to balance out my nonfiction reading for the month since middle grade books are usually quicker. Here is what I read this month! The Key: Read a... Continue Reading →

Go With the Flow by Lily Williams

This graphic novel highlights gender inequality in health and the four girls who want to make a change. I couldn't stop reading as I watched their friendships change and grow while they try to find their voices. SYNOPSIS Good friends help you go with the flow.Best friends help you start a revolution. Sophomores Abby, Brit,... Continue Reading →

Show Me a Sign by Ann Clare LeZotte

This slow burn of a historical fiction middle grade book kept me up reading well past my bedtime. The characters, the culture, and the history all came alive! SYNOPSIS Deaf author and librarian Ann Clare LeZotte weaves an Own Voices story inspired by the true history of a thriving deaf community on Martha's Vineyard in... Continue Reading →

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