Showing posts from June, 2022

No post this week!

I won't have a post for you all this Monday, but I look forward to reading everyone else's posts and returning next Monday with more reviews!

#IMWAYR: Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg

I hope everyone is doing well! Today, I'm reviewing another adult novel, since I've given myself the freedom to review adult novels on this kidlit roundup when the need arises when I haven't read anything else. I'm taking a look at Night of Miracles  by Elizabeth Berg! Please note, this is an adult book, and although I think it is perfectly acceptable for YA readers, it contains a bit of slightly mature content that doesn't make it a great pick for younger readers. Also, there are no spoilers  in the review below for the preceding book, The Story of Arthur Truluv . Add it on Goodreads (Before I get into this review, I have to note that my copy of this book has the weirdest printing error I've ever seen in my life—pages 117 through 132 are duplicated. As in, there are two full sets of them. It's so bizarre I had to share it!) Night of Miracles  is the first of two companion novels to The Story of Arthur Truluv , a wonderful novel with an irresistible combina

I'm participating in the 2022 Big Book Summer Challenge!

I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm nevertheless excited to be participating in the Big Book Summer Challenge for the second year in a row! This challenge, hosted by wonderful fellow blogger Sue Jackson at Book by Book , is the perfect chance to cram in the 400+ page books I haven't previously had time to get to. Before I dive into the books I'm planning to read, I'll note that you can learn more about the challenge and consider participating here —I highly recommend you check it out! This year, I'm hoping to read 3 out of 4 of the books on the graphic below—let's see where I get! Yolk  by Mary H.K. Choi 400 pages (according to Amazon) Add it on Goodreads I've been waiting to read this YA novel for months , and I'm already a smidge of the way through—the buzz seems to be warranted! Amber & Clay  by Laura Amy Schlitz 544 pages (according to Amazon) Add it on Goodreads I listed 4 books on last year's Big Book Summer Challenge , and I read 2

#IMWAYR: The Greatest Thing by Sarah Winifred Searle

Update (6/19/2022): I made a small correction to this post. Hello everyone! Today, I am so excited to be recommending a spellbinding YA graphic novel: The Greatest Thing  by Sarah Winifred Searle. Just a heads-up, this book is a young adult (YA) novel, and it contains mature content. Also, I am quoting the content warning from the beginning of the book: "This book contains depictions of self-harm and disordered eating." Add it on Goodreads  or preview the illustrations! Let's start off with the publisher's description  of this book: ********** It’s the first day of sophomore year, and now that Winifred’s two best (and only) friends have transferred to a private school, she must navigate high school on her own. But she isn’t alone for long. In art class, she meets two offbeat students, Oscar and April. The three bond through clandestine sleepovers, thrift store shopping, and zine publishing. Winifred is finally breaking out of her shell, but there’s one secret she can

#IMWAYR: Picture Book Pandemonium, Part 15!

The picture books just keep coming—today, I have three more I'm excited to share! What book is it?   Gibberish  by Young Vo Add it on Goodreads  or preview the illustrations! Who recommended it?   Beth Shaum at A Foodie Bibliophile in Wanderlust ! What does the publisher say?  " It's Dat's first day of school in a new country! Dat and his Mah made a long journey to get here, and Dat doesn't know the language. To Dat, everything everybody says – from the school bus driver to his new classmates – sounds like gibberish. How is Dat going to make new friends if they can't understand each other? Luckily there's a friendly girl in Dat's class who knows that there are other ways to communicate, besides just talking. Could she help make sense of the gibberish? " What stood out to me? Wow—I checked this book out of the library moments after it was recommended, and that was absolutely the right call, because it is like no other book, in the best possible way