2022 Book Review: Meddling Kids

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero A Horror, 2017 by Doubleday Books, 322 Pages What I Didn’t Like: The random screenplay sections did not work for me. They didn’t work on audiobook and they didn’t work in print when I grabbed a copy to see if that would be better. I don’t understand what they were... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: On the Come Up

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas YA Contemporary, 2019 by Balzer + Bray, 464 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: I didn’t connect with Bri like I wanted to. She struck me as spoiled and selfish and it irked me when she continued to hide stuff from the people in her life who obviously love... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: If It Bleeds

If It Bleeds by Stephen King A Horror, 2020 by Scribner, 447 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Genre issues. These are described as horror but they’re really not as scary as we’ve come to expect from King. They’re paranormal or creepy, sure, but they were calmer than I was wanting. Not all equal. In fact, I’m... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Us Against You

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman A Contemporary, 2017 by Washington Square Press, 448 Pages What I Didn’t Like: There are a lot of characters in this one (again, as there were in the first book in this duology, Beartown) so it can feel muddled in a few spots. I will say that I felt... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Body

The Body by Stephen King A Contemporary, 1982 by Scribner, 192 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: As always with King there are scenes that aren’t really necessary. They’re inserted to give the character realism and life but they always make you wonder if you really needed that information. They’re details about personal lives that fall... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Overcome Social Anxiety

Overcome Social Anxiety Overcome Social Anxiety by Noah Hill A Nonfiction, Independently Published in 2021, 208 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Dry. No anecdotes or stories to liven it up. Very few examples. Lots of repeat information. Why are we listening to this person? It isn’t established if this author is an expert in their field.... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Wishtree

Wishtree Wishtree by Katherine Applegate MG Fantasy, 2017 by Feiwel & Friends, 224 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: Naming of the characters, while interesting, was also a bit distracting. I cannot be the only person who lost at least 10 minutes of the day trying to think what other names Squirrels might give themselves if... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: The Weird Sisters

The Weird Sisters The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown A Contemporary, 2012 by GP Putnam’s Sons, 320 Pages What I Didn’t Like: Who is this narrator? All three sisters are mentioned by name and are not the narrator YET the book continues to use WE or US pronouns. I’m assuming the idea was to pull... Continue Reading →

2022 Book Review: Five Feet Apart

Five Feet Apart Five Feet Apart by Rachel Lippincott YA Romance, 2018 by Simon and Schuster, 288 Pages  What I Didn’t Like: We’ve heard this story before. Ill fated teenagers battling disease make a connection to each other. There’s an attempt here to tell a different story, but I’m not sure it’s different enough. Instalove. This... Continue Reading →

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