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 Never Caught by Erica Armstrong Dunbar {living outside the stacks}

Book Review: Never Caught By Erica Armstrong Dunbar {An Audiobook Review}

Author: Erica Armstrong Dunbar Genre: History Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audible.com Release Date: 7 February 2017 Format: Kindle Listening Length: 6 hours and 45 minutes ABOUT THE BOOK A startling and eye-opening look into America’s first family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked it […]