A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw

Naturally, when I saw that his novel promised some fantastical elements, suspense, and mystery, I was drawn to read it. It certainly did not disappoint! While doing some research on putting my review together, a critic compared it to “falling down a wonderful rabbit hole!” Gosh! I could not agree more! Wild Places begins withContinue reading “A History of Wild Places by Shea Ernshaw”

Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin

Boy or Girl? Yes. When I first saw these words written on the book’s cover, I immediately wanted to know what this book was about. I pride myself on being a pretty open minded person. Working in a high school in the year 2022, you have to be. I have encountered so many different studentsContinue reading “Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin”

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (2 of 2)

During my first post, I talked about how I was less than halfway through the book and I was already in love with this book. As I read through more and more pages, my opinion has not changed: Cerulean Sea has officially become one of my favorite books! I believe that this is a book,Continue reading “The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (2 of 2)”

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (1 of 2)

When I create a post, I usually have already finished the book and I talk about it as a whole. With The House in the Cerulean Sea, I have to start talking about it NOW! I am less than halfway through and it is so great so far! One reason why this book stands outContinue reading “The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (1 of 2)”

A Blizzard of Polar Bears by Alice Henderson

This books takes place in the Canadian Arctic. With the weather being cold, this is a perfect read! Alex Carter, a wildlife biologist, is all done with her study of wolverines and is hired to do a job to study polar bears. Dr. Carter spends her days with a small research team where she followsContinue reading “A Blizzard of Polar Bears by Alice Henderson”

The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

Besides reading, teaching, and spoiling my cat, another thing in life I enjoy is true crime. Some may say I am slightly obsessed (it makes Michael a little nervous!), but Oxygen is one of my favorite channels and I am subscribed to a few true crime podcasts. After typing all this, yeah, I guess IContinue reading “The Girls Are All So Nice Here by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn”

The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Based in both present day London as well as 1800s London, the lives of two women somehow intersect despite hundreds of years. Caroline, the “present-day” London character, is going through a complicated time in her current relationship. She worries about her husband’s fidelity to the point it is adversely effecting her life. Nella, the “1800s”Continue reading “The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner”

Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin

During my undergrad studies at Kean University, one of my favorite classes was YA literature. Not only does the genre appeal to me because of its readability (and it was a required course to get my degree), but my professor Bonnie Pipkin was such an amazing lecturer and had so much passion for the genreContinue reading “Aftercare Instructions by Bonnie Pipkin”