Adult Fiction, Blogging For Books, Romance

I Take You by Eliza Kennedy

Ages 18+

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Lily Wilder is about to get married to Will, the┬álove of her life. Or is she? Lily is a New Yorker and a lawyer, and Will is an archaeologist. Everything seems perfect, but Lily has one big flaw – she likes to party a little too hard, and this in turn makes her do many questionable things. She wonders if she really loves Will, and he wonders if he knows her at all.

Thanks to BloggingForBooks.com for a review copy of this book.

 

Historical Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Grades 4-6

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It’s the 1970s and everything depends on Raymie Clarke and what she does about it. Her father has run away with the dental hygienist, and she decides that now is the time to enter the Little Miss Central Florida Tire competition. She thinks that if she wins, she will get her picture in the paper and her father will come home. Will her plan work?

Romance, YA Fiction

Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson

Grades 9-12

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Scarlett’s family owns the Hopewell, a small hotel in New York City. When she and her siblings each turn 15, they are expected to care for a suite. Mrs. Amberson is the permanent guest that Scarlett inherits along with her suite, the Empire Suite. On top of that, Scarlett meets a gorgeous actor who is new to the city whom she falls hard for. Will she be able to handle it all?

Memoirs

Lost Without My Daughter by Sayed Mahmoody

Ages 18+

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Following the publication of Not Without My Daughter by Betty Mahmoody, and the movie adaptation of the book, Sayed Mahmoody, also known as Moody, gives his side of the story.

Betty’s book told the horrific story of when she and their daughter Mahtob were forced by Moody against their will to stay in Iran, once they agreed to go there for a two-week vacation to see his family.

In Lost Without My Daughter, Moody counters that story by claiming that Betty lied and told tales about what really happened. He also claims that he loved his wife and daughter very much and would never hurt them.

Memoirs

I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alfirenka and Martin Ganda

Ages 12+

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In 1997, when Caitlin Alfirenka, then Caitlin Stoicksitz, was in middle school, her class picked countries in which to have pen pals. She chose Zimbabwe, and thus met Martin Ganda, a boy her age. They began exchanging letters, and Caitlin quickly realized how different their lives were.

She began sending Martin money with the letters, which he then used to buy a chicken for his family’s dinner, and eventually to pay his way through school. In Zimbabwe, school is not required, and you can only go if you can afford it.

Then Caitlin’s parents got involved and were able to send Martin and his family more money after his father lost his job.

Caitlin and Martin grew close through their letters, and thought of each other like brother and sister. In the end, both the Stoicksitz and Ganda families’ lives were changed forever with that first letter.

Science Fiction, Series, YA Fiction

Oceanborn by Amalie Howard

Grades 9-12

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In this sequel to Amalie Howard’s Waterfell, Nerissa Marin has her crown, and she is now struggling to keep it. She is torn between her ties to the human realm and that of her people. Nerissa’s part-human prince consort, Lo has been poisoned, so she goes back to land to save him. However, when she gets there, she finds out that he has no memory of who she is. Will Lo ever remember Nerissa and help her be the queen she was meant to be?