Genre: Contemporary

Thirteen Reasons Why

Thirteen Reasons Why
Posted 2 May 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I don’t know what I can say about this book that hasn’t already been said.  I read it after watching the Netflix series, and while there are definitely differences between the two, the combination left me reeling.  It is deeply moving, poignant, and yet one of the most hopeful books I’ve ever read. The […]

Someone Else’s Summer

Someone Else’s Summer
Posted 2 May 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book… I had a bit of a book hangover after finishing it.  It is a beautifully written story with amazing characters and all the feels. Anna’s older sister Storm is killed on the night of her high school graduation.  Their parents fall apart, turning to each other in their grief.  Anna is […]

Everyone We’ve Been

Everyone We’ve Been
Posted 18 April 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Everything We’ve Been is the debut novel from author Sarah Everett.  It is one of those books that gives all the feelings, but sorting them out is next to impossible.  Sadness, laughter, anger, disbelief, even horror of the emotional variety. The story is told in two timelines, one from before Addison’s accident and the […]

Don’t Kiss the Messenger

Don’t Kiss the Messenger
Posted 10 April 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I loved everything about Don’t Kiss the Messenger!  For me, this story was very much driven by the varied cast of characters.  I loved that they weren’t cast as ideals, but with the flaws and hangups that we all can relate to. CeCe Edmonds was in a devasting crash that left her scarred in […]

Jaybird

Jaybird
Posted 29 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review To say that Jaybird was an emotional read would be an understatement!  There were parts of it that just made me want to jump into my Kindle and slap the sense into some of the characters.  Other parts reduced me to ugly tears.  And there were some parts that had me laughing out loud […]

Snowbirds

Snowbirds
Posted 29 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I grew up in Amish country in Northern New York, an area of both strict ordnungs more liberal Mennonites, so the topic of this book intrigued me the moment I read the back.  The story is mainly set in Pinecraft, a community in Florida that consists of both Amish and Mennonite residents.  “Snowbirds” are […]

Defensive Zone

Defensive Zone
Posted 22 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Defensive Zone is the 10th full-length novel in the Portland Storm series, a series that has created an immense fan base of romance lovers and hockey fans! This book focuses on Cody “Harry” Williams, a defenseman for the Portland Storm, and Dani Weber, the impetuous daughter of one of the coaches.  Dani has harbored a […]

Seriously Shifted

Seriously Shifted
Posted 21 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I really love the premise of this series!  In the world of Seriously Shifted, witches are not good.  Not all of them are evil, but there is a defined since of superiority that allows them to live by rules of their own.  But Camellia is determined to change that.  Her mother is on the […]

The Sun Is Also a Star

The Sun Is Also a Star
Posted 10 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Sun is Also a Star is the second novel by Nicola Yoon and I loved it every bit as much as the first.  There was just something about this book that got to me.  And, in retrospect, this is surprising, because a big part of it centers around something I usually hate. […]

Seriously Wicked

Seriously Wicked
Posted 2 February 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I ran across Seriously Wicked on the e-library site for my local Army library and fell in love with the cover.  But they didn’t own the book.  I recommended it, and the next in the series,  for purchase and, much to my delight, the library purchased both of them. It is a quirky, quirky novel, […]