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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.