Daisy Jones and The Six

DAISY JONES AND THE SIX Written by Taylor Jenkins Reid Published by Doubleday Canada, March 5th, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: Daisy Jones is a beautiful, broken girl growing up in L.A. with rich parents who barely know she exists. . . . But when she sings in a crowded, smoky…

With The Fire On High

WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH Written by Elizabeth Acevedo Published by Harper Teen, May 7, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place…

Crazy Rich Asians

CRAZY RICH ASIANS Written by Kevin Kwan Published by Anchor, May 20, 2014 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS: When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But…

On The Come Up

ON THE COME UP Written by Angie Thomas Published by Balzer + Bray, February 5, 2019 My star rating – 5 stars THE SYNOPSIS: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap…

Let’s Go Swimming on Doomsday

LET’S GO SWIMMING ON DOOMSDAY Written by Natalie C Anderson Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers, January 15, 2019 My star rating: 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS:           When Abdi’s family is kidnapped, he’s forced to do the unthinkable: become a child soldier with the ruthless jihadi group Al…

TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2018!

It’s here, it’s here! The list is here! And let me tell you – this list was NOT easy to narrow down to just 10! I read so many amazing books this year and ended up with a list 20 books long that I needed to weed through. I ended up with a top 10…

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY Written by Gabrielle Zevin Published by Penguin Canada, April 1, 2014 My star rating: 3 stars THE SYNOPSIS:           A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. His wife has died, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its…

My True Love Gave To Me

MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME A collection of short stories by various authors Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, October 14, 2014 My star rating: 3 stars (see each story for their own rating) THE SYNOPSIS:           If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite…

The Female of the Species

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES Written by Mindy McGinnis Published by Katherine Teagan Books, September 20, 2016 My star rating – 5 stars! THE SYNOPSIS:           A contemporary YA novel that examines rape culture through alternating perspectives. Alex Craft knows how to kill someone. And she doesn’t feel bad about it….