Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

When your puppy chews up a book jacket, you really do have to be creative...... Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo (Knopf - August 22, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars A striking debut and a fascinating commentary on marriage, polygamy and fertility, set in Nigeria between the 1980s and 2008. Thanks to Knopf … Continue reading Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat (Harper Teen - August 15, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of my top 5 YA books of 2017 and a mandatory read for parents, teachers and administrators, this story of social anxiety, depression and the lure of social media to replace real life is frighteningly … Continue reading How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

Karma Khullar’s Mustache by Kristi Wientge

Karma Khullar's Mustache by Kristi Wientge (Simon Schuster - August 15, 2017) Thank you so much to the author for providing #KidLitExchange with a finished copy of this book for review purposes! All opinions are my own (as always). "What goes around, comes around"......Karma Khullar's namesake has her on a quest to fit in and … Continue reading Karma Khullar’s Mustache by Kristi Wientge

Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray

Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray My rating: 4 of 5 stars Heartwarming and feisty, Vilonia is a breath of fresh air in the middle grade genre! Thanks to the author for providing @kidlitexchange with a finished copy of this book for review purposes - all opinions are my own. You can almost … Continue reading Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray

How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas (Crown Publishing - August 15, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Quirky, French, intellectual and like no other story I have read in recent memory. Thanks to Crown Publishing for providing me with a free finished copy of this book for review purposes - all … Continue reading How to Behave in a Crowd by Camille Bordas

Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini (Doubleday - August 15, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars A raw, honest and exquisitely foreign look at early 1990's Los Angeles through the eyes of a not-so-innocent teen girl. (NOT a YA book) Thanks to Doubleday books for providing me with a finished copy … Continue reading Things That Happened Before the Earthquake by Chiara Barzini

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry (Pamela Dorman Books - August 15, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sweet, happy, innocent romance, BOOKS, a quiet English village ~ it all adds up to my perfect feel-good story Book Description (from Goodreads) Nightingale Books, nestled on the main street in an … Continue reading How to Find Love in a Bookshop by Veronica Henry

Blog Tour: The Queen of New Beginnings

I'm so happy to be a part of this blog tour - I loved this book and was excited to find a new author to follow!  Book Description The Queen of New Beginnings by Therese Loreskar (Bombshell Books - July 31, 2017) Available from Amazon as a Kindle book and paperback and included in the … Continue reading Blog Tour: The Queen of New Beginnings

Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

Exposed by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin's Press - August 15, 2017) My rating: 4 of 5 stars Just as good as the entire rest of the Rosato series! I absolutely love these legal thrillers featuring a team of female lawyers in Philadelphia. Thanks to St. Martin's Press for the Goodreads giveaway! I have read every … Continue reading Exposed by Lisa Scottoline

Miguel and the Grand Harmony by Matt de la Pena

This picture book isn't out until October, but it's one for librarians, parents, teachers and music lovers to have on their radar......or pre-order now! Miguel and the Grand Harmony by Matt de la Pena Illustrated by Ana Ramirez (Disney Press - October 10, 2017) Book Description (from flap) La Musica exists in many places - … Continue reading Miguel and the Grand Harmony by Matt de la Pena