Thoughts on “A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness

I very much enjoyed the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness when I read it earlier this year, so when I heard Ness had a new book out, I immediately put in my request at the library. About the Book: Conor O’Malley’s mother is sick. Nothing the doctors try seems to help, though neither Conor […]

Thoughts on “Going Bovine” by Libba Bray

I’ve had Going Bovine by Libba Bray on my shelf since it came out. I read it recently along with my informal book group. About the Book: Cameron is a high school student and social outcast whose life is about to get very strange. Beyond that, Going Bovine rather defies summary. Instead, here are some […]

Thoughts on “The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making” by Catherynne Valente

After reading many glowing reviews of The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente, I knew I wanted to read it. A member of my book group was kind enough to lend me her copy. About the Book: At 12 years old, September is a precocious child. She […]

Thoughts on “The Replacement” by Brenna Yovanoff (Audiobook)

When The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff first came out, it looked far too weird for me. Just take a look at the cover, know that I run from all things horror-esque, and you’ll see what I mean! But I kept reading reviews that started something like, “At first I thought this book would be creepier […]

Thoughts on “Savvy” by Ingrid Law (Audiobook)

A coworker from my old bookstore job loved Savvy by Ingrid Law enough that I heard it recommended many times over. When I needed an engaging audiobook for a recent bus trip, I decided to give Savvy a go. About the Book: Mississippi “Mibs” Beaumont is about to turn thirteen. This birthday may not be […]