In the Library

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Book Reviews and Ratings

I’ve been thinking about the way that I review books and I’ve come to the conclusion that my method isn’t really fair. I’m specifically talking about the star ratings. I’ve notice that I tend to give a minimum of 4 stars to every book that I review, even the ones […]

Book Review Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams {living outside the stacks}

Book Review: Cocoa Beach by Beatriz Williams

Author: Beatriz William Genre: Fiction Publisher: HarperLuxe Release Date: 27 June 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 376 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the inside flap of the book} France, 1917. Virginia Fortescue journeys overseas with the Red Cross in order to escape the claustrophobia of a childhood spent hiding her father’s criminal past. While driving an […]

Book Review The Hate U Give {living outside the stacks}

Book Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Author: Angie Thomas Genre: Fiction Publisher: Balzer + Bray Release Date: 28 February 2017 Format: Hardcover Pages: 444 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the inside flap of the book} Sixteen~year~old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between […]

Book Review Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst 2 {living outside the stacks}

Book Review: Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst

I received this book free as part of a prize pack from Penguin Random House Library. Title: Harmony Author: Carolyn Parkhurst Genre: Fiction Publisher: Viking Release Date: 2016 Format: Advanced Uncorrected Proofs Pages: 275 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the flap} Alexandra and her husband have tried everything to help their off~the~charts genius but impossible daughter, who […]

My 2016 Books from GoodReads {living outside the stacks}

My Year in Books

I absolutely adore this graphic by Goodreads that shows my year in books. Isn’t it fun? It’s also a nice big shiny way to see that I didn’t meet my modest goal of reading 10 books in 2016. Yes, I know, it’s a weak goal, but I taught two classes […]

Book Review The Couple Next Door {living outside the stacks} #livingoutsidethestacks #bookreview #bookstagram

Book Review: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

THIS POST CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS, IF YOU PURCHASE SOMETHING USING THE LINK I WILL RECEIVE A COMMISSION. THAT COMMISSION GOES TOWARDS MAINTAINING MY BLOG. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT. Title: The Couple Next Door Author: Shari Lapena Genre: Fiction Publisher: Viking Release Date: 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 308 ABOUT THE BOOK {from the flap} Anne and […]

One of the Few #bookreview {livingoutsidethestacks}

Book Review: One of the Few by Jason B. Ladd

I was provided with an electronic copy of One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview by Jason B. Ladd in exchange for a review; this did not influence my opinion. Title: One of the Few: A Marine Fighter Pilot’s Reconnaissance of the Christian Worldview Author: Jason […]