Happy Friday, guys–and happy September! Suddenly it’s felt like Boston realized fall is coming, and I feel like everything should be baking and books and coziness. (Okay, that’s how everything should be all the time.) Let’s get the long weekend started with a few fifteen-word-max book reviews!
We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
Absolutely loved this quiet look at grief and love and family and mistakes and hope.
Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson
I adore Woodson’s writing, and this novel for adults is both heartbreaking and hopeful.
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman
Should definitely be a movie, ala True Grit. I love a girl out for revenge.
Happy Friday, guys! It’s been a week of travel, good friends, good food, eclipses, and books. Looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home, and of course more books. Let’s get the weekend rolling with a few fifteen-word (or fewer) book reviews.
Flying Lessons and Other Stories, edited by Ellen Oh
Lovely and heartbreaking and genuine collection of middle grade stories featuring diverse voices and authors.
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
A powerful and disquieting story about one girl’s struggled to survive Stalin’s Gulag.
P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
I’m fully Team John Ambrose McClaren. Sorry, Peter, you’re not good enough for Lara Jean!