Weekly Wrap-Up: July 18-24, 2021

Wrap-Up Numbers: This week I read a total of 10 books, which brings my 2021 reading total to 218. The total number of pages read this week was 1,845. It was a good week of reading with nothing rated below 3 stars.

The Rocky Road To Ruin By: Meri Allen

If you read my last post, you already know that I gave this book 4 stars. I received an e-arc from NetGalley for an honest review, and I’ve attached a link for that review.

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Mooseltoe By: Margie Palatini

I gave this picture book 3 stars. I bought this book in a surprise box from Half Price Books. This is a cute story about a father Moose who prepares for Christmas. The story goes day by day, until the night before Christmas when he discovers he forgot the main thing he needs: a Christmas Tree! He has a unique of solving this problem.

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The Night Before New Year’s By: Natasha Wing

This book was also in the surprise box from Half Price Books. I also gave this book 3 stars. This book is based off the classic poem Twas The Night Before Christmas. It was cute and different from what I had expected. The words didn’t rhyme like the story that inspired it, but it was still fun to read.

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Shoes From Grandpa By: Mem Fox

Also from the surprise box, this is another cute story that I gave 3 stars. This is about a little girl who receives shoes from her Grandpa, then gets a single gift a day from a different member of her family. All of the items she receives are girly, but all she really wants is a pair of jeans to be able to run and play in.

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Blueberry Girl By: Neil Gaiman

Another 3-star book from the surprise box, this book had the most damage from stickers stuck all over it. Luckily, the stickers weren’t on the writing so I was able to read it. This is the first picture I have read from this Author because he usually writes for an older audience, the story was cute and definetly his style.

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Darling By: K. Ancrum

This is Ancrum’s newest release, and I read this because I like her other books. I was a little disappointed in this book and only gave it 3 stars. It is a Peter Pan retelling, which I wasn’t expecting, it’s not the same style as her other books. It was okay.

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Concrete Rose By: Angie Thomas

This is the Prequel to The Hate U Give. I gave this book 3 stars. This story is about the father from The Hate U give. I wasn’t a fan of this book, and thought it was just okay. I didn’t really need to know about his life before The Hate U Give. He was a good man, as shown by the way he steps up to take care of his baby that resulted from a one night stand. I understand he had a rough life and overcame a lot of things. He tried to do the right thing. His involvement in a gang and his feelings that he couldn’t leave them to be safe, was sad.

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A Princess In Theory By: Alyssa Cole

I read this book because I had heard about it on several Book Tube Channels. For me, this was just a 3 star book. My main issue is that it felt like an instant love story, which I don’t like. I also didn’t like that the main character lied to her even though I understand why he did it.

Russell’s Civil War Photographs By: Andrew J. Russell

I read this book at the library I work at during some down time. The author was actually a captain in the union army and tells the story in photographs from the Civil War. The pictures were wonderful to look at, and had great detail for that time period. I gave this book 5 stars.

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War Stories By: Gordon Korman

This is a middle grade book about the second world war. It is told in story form, from a great-grandfather to his great-grandson. The great-grandson loves everything about wars, and his grandfather wanted to help him understand that war it isn’t all fun and games.

Let’s Talk:

Have you read any of these books? If you have, do you agree with my ratings? Let me know what you think. What have you read lately, and what should I read next?

Until next time, keep reading.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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