I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez

I didn’t know much going into this book except for what the title suggests, and it is the perfect title for this novel. Julia is a high school student living in Chicago after her parents immigrated from Mexico. This book took me deeper into the understanding of the Mexican-American culture, but a bigger part ofContinue reading “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Erika L. Sanchez”

Adventure by Chicken Bus: An Unschooling Odyssey Through Central America by Janet LoSole

Four stars! I don’t usually read non-fiction/memoir type books, but when I do, they usually leave me wanting more. Adventure by Chicken Bus was no exception. I LOVE learning about new experiences, information, and cultures. In this book, we follow the author and her family as they leave Canada to travel and live in CentralContinue reading “Adventure by Chicken Bus: An Unschooling Odyssey Through Central America by Janet LoSole”

Dilemma by Fionn Murphy & Simon Bramhall

3.5 stars (rounded up on Goodreads and Amazon) Dilemma is full of drama and kept me entertained from page one! The book has a little bit of everything from a lady’s man to the revengeful co-worker to drama between doctors and patients. I couldn’t pick my favorite conflict because they all brought me into theContinue reading “Dilemma by Fionn Murphy & Simon Bramhall”

Lethal Red Riding Hood by Leonard and Ann Marie Wilson

A big thank you to Leonard and Ann Marie Wilson for gifting me a review copy of their book in exchange for an honest review! First of all, I just want to say that Keely is my girl! If I could turn into any animal, it would be a cat, so it just makes senseContinue reading “Lethal Red Riding Hood by Leonard and Ann Marie Wilson”

Just a Small Town by Paul Linggood

Just a Small Town follows the lives of four characters—Alex, Jim, Chelsi, and Danny. They each struggle with their own problems with drugs, guilt, and gangs. The book deals with heavy subjects like murder, suicide, and prostitution, but it is written in a way that makes it hard to stop reading. The characters, plots, settingsContinue reading “Just a Small Town by Paul Linggood”

The Aufterra Chronicles by B. T. Harris

This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. The characters and adventures in The Aufterra Chronicles come before the main series. I feel like it would be okay to read this one before or after the main series, so I read it before, and it acts like a tease for theContinue reading “The Aufterra Chronicles by B. T. Harris”

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Solid four stars! I truly enjoyed the rollercoaster of emotions that Anthony Doerr created. The two protagonists were also my favorite characters, Marie-Laure and Werner. First of all, I don’t read too many books where a character is blind. That was a unique characteristic that really made this book stick out. From the beginning, IContinue reading “All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr”

Allow the Light by Jack McCarthy

This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Allow the Light is full of the poems that Jack McCarthy wrote but hadn’t been published before his passing. His poems are raw and, I would say, confessional. Most of them were a few pages long and all were about his life, marriages,Continue reading “Allow the Light by Jack McCarthy”