This is the first wrap-up for the year 2023. This is for the week of January 1st-8th. I read 11 books which totaled 2,931 pages.
Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour By: William C. Davis
This has been on my audio shelf for a while. I did learn somethings about his life I didn’t know before like how he ranked his Generals, and he was not a popular man among some of his Generals. I gave this book 4 stars.
Highly Suspicious and unfairly cute By: Talia Hibbert
I gave this book 4 stars. I have a review for this book up on my blog. Here is the link. https://debbiesreadingcorner.com/2023/01/05/highly-suspicious-and-unfairly-cute-book-review/
Pollyanna Grows Up By: Eleanor H. Porter
I gave this book 3 stars. This is the second book in the series. This is when Pollyanna goes to Europe and is gone for six years. A lot has changed when she comes back home. It was a nice addition to the story, and it gave us more, but really wasn’t needed.
American Christmas Stories Edited By: Connie Willis
This was on my December TBR and finally finished it this last week. I gave this book 3 stars. This was also a gift from daughters. I am glad I read this, but the stories didn’t impress me much.
Antiracist Baby By: Ibram X. Kendi
I gave this cute little picture book 4 stars. this was a good reads choice award winner. I loved the pictures. The book is telling us how to be better people and not to be racist. It gives great ideas. Also, ways to come out and acknowledge racism.
Strange Planet By: Nathan W. Pyle
I gave this book 3 stars. this is another good reads choice award winner. It was okay but a little too hard get the meaning in some areas. Loved the pictures though.
I am quiet: A story for the introvert in all of us By: Andie Powers
This was another good read choice award winner. I gave it 4 stars. I loved the pictures and the message it gave. You get to understand the introvert and they truly feel.
Oddball By: Sarah Andersen
This series doesn’t make sense to me, but I guess that is the point. I gave this book 3 stars. The other 3 books in this series were good reads choice award winners. I am surprised this one didn’t win.
Catherine’s War By: Julia Billet
I gave this graphic novel 4 stars. This is set in France during the second world war. A young lady who is Jewish takes pictures to document her time in hiding. Great book and another happy ending to a terrible war.
That Summer By: Lauren Willig
I gave this book 3 stars. I just thought this book was just ok. A dual timeline. A niece inherits a home from an unknown Great Aunt who lives in London. She goes to clean out the house and discovers a way to go back to the past. This is where she learns about her family and the secrets they hid.
Almost American Girl By: Robin Ha
I gave this graphic novel 4 stars. This is actually a memoir. A young Korean girl comes to America with her mom. She has to learn a lot of new things. She has a hard time until she is able to connect with some manga/comic lovers.
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think about them? Let’s chat in the comments down below. Until next time, keep reading.