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Best Books I Read in 2019

29 December 2019

One of the things I like to do at the end of the year is to reflect on all the books I read. I challenged myself on Goodreads to read 40 books this past year. I ended up reading 52 (see my full list here)—one for each week of the year—so it was a really… Read more.

Book Review: I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier

29 March 2015

A haunting, suspenseful, and fast-paced book. The edition I had had a creepy boy on the cover which added to the effect. Quite different and striking than many other YA books I have read. I enjoyed this book quite a bit. 4 out of 5 stars  

Book Review: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

29 March 2015

This is a wonderful book–one of the best books at describing everyday life that I have ever read. I got a thorough picture of life growing up in poverty in Brooklyn in the early 20th century. While in some ways not much in the way of a traditional plot happens (with rising action and climax,… Read more.