Historical fiction

What I’ve Been Reading

What I’ve Been Reading

Last week I got caught up on some books so I can get closer to my goal of 365 books this year. Also, October ended and I have read 19 books! I will try and get a post featuring those reads soon. Books I Finished As you can see, I…
Mini Review

Mini Review

In a racially polarized classroom in 1970 Alabama, Lu’s talent for running track makes her a new best friend — and tests her mettle as she navigates the school’s social cliques.Miss Garrett’s classroom is like every other at our school. White kids sit on one side and black kids on…
It’s (not) Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s (not) Monday! What Are You Reading?

So…it is actually Tuesday, but better late than never, right? It was a fantastic reading week for me because I am off of school for the summer! I read some really amazing books too. Some made me laugh. Other made me cry. Several will hold a special place in my…
Skylark and Wallcreeper

Skylark and Wallcreeper

Skylark and Wallcreeper by Anne O’Brien Carelli #LitReviewCrew Why I Chose This Book This book will always hold a special place for me because it was my first book for our ARC group, the Lit Review Crew. The first night we started, Carelli reached out on Twitter and asked if…
Book Review: Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Book Review: Code of Honor by Alan Gratz

Code of Honor by Alan Gratz Started Reading: October 12, 2017 Finished Reading: October 14, 2017 Pages: 288 Summary Kamran Smith has it all. He’s the star of the football team, dates the most popular girl in school, and can’t wait to enlist in the Army like his big brother, Darius. Although Kamran’s…
2016 Wrap-Up

2016 Wrap-Up

Looking back It has been a great year for me for reading. I used to be an avid reader and then I found less and less time (and motivation) when I became a mother and a teacher-in the same year! Now, three years later, I am finally back to my…