What I Read – April 2017

The Unwomanly Face of War - Svetlana Alexievich (Random House, 2017) (translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky Do Not Say We Have Nothing - Madeleine Thien (Knopf Canada, 2016) The Hate U Give - Angie Thomas (Balzer + Bray, 2017) A Manual for Cleaning Women - Lucia Berlin (Farrar, Strauss and… Continue reading What I Read – April 2017

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

While Angie Thomas' first novel is being marketed as a young adult novel. I would greatly encourage all readers interested in modern America, racial issues, or violence among youth to read it. The book is probably most appropriate for older teen readers (15+) due to violence and some language. It's a fairly easy read but… Continue reading Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

What I Read – April 2016

*I've added a new page on the blog that lists all the book reviews. Currently, it is alphabetical by author's last name. Let me know if you have thoughts on better/additional ways to organize that. Feel free to check out some of the older reviews, including some books I'd forgotten I'd ever reviewed! Did you… Continue reading What I Read – April 2016

Book Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (Reading with Pearl)

I was really excited about this book when I first heard about it. A modern day animal story, an adventure and a journey to reunite between a boy and his fox. I expected something like The Incredible Journey or The Trumpet of the Swan. I hadn't read Sara Pennypacker before but I love Jon Klassen's… Continue reading Book Review: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (Reading with Pearl)