Adult Fiction book review

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Originally published in Library Journal, August 2018. Originally intended as a screenplay, this compelling debut historical fiction novel is based upon the life of Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew imprisoned for almost three years at Auschwitz-Birkenau, where he served as the tattooist. Soon after Lale, 25, arrives at Birkenau, he contracts typhus and is left… Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Adult Fiction book review

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

The Library Book is a fabulous in-depth look at the unsolved mystery surrounding the single largest library fire in United States history,  that of the Los Angeles Public Library in 1986. Though the book is nonfiction, it is packed full of interesting information, including the history of the very first libraries as well as both… Continue reading The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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Books Read in 2019

Happy New Year, reading friends! I started keeping a book log (in a notebook) back in 2006. I highly recommend doing this!! Now I do it electronically on my blog, as well. It's a way for me to keep track of what I read (in case I forget and try to reread something) and also… Continue reading Books Read in 2019

Children's Book Review

Definitely Daphne by Tami Charles

Multicultural Children’s Book Day (#ReadYourWorld) Librarian Laura's Review of Definitely Daphne by Tami Charles Definitely Daphne is a delightful new middle grade novel by Tami Charles. It is a perfect choice for Multicultural Children's Book Day, as it is filled with characters of all colors, backgrounds, and histories. Seventh-grader Annabelle Daphne Louis, known  as "Belle"… Continue reading Definitely Daphne by Tami Charles

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2018: A Year In Review

Books Read in 2018: 109 My Favorite Books Read in 2018 Listed in no particular order, here are some of my favorite books read in 2018. I've included a bit of information after each title as to the intended audience and genre. Many are linked to my review of the title. Please let me know… Continue reading 2018: A Year In Review