ARC Reviews, Independent Reading, Series

Polly Diamond and the Magic Book by Alice Kuipers

Grades 2-4
polly diamond

Polly Diamond loves writing stories. When a magic book appears out of nowhere, she is so excited to learn that it can make the things she writes happen in real life. Filled with fun images and easy to read text, this book is sure to be a winner with the young-reader crowd!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

ARC Reviews, Memoirs, Religion/Spiritual

Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship by Gregory Boyle

Ages 18+

barkingJesuit priest Gregory Boyle writes about Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. He preaches the Word of God as well as tells heartbreaking stories of people, and in particular, young people, that he has helped through the program.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

Ages 18+

surprise meAfter ten years of marriage, a trip to the doctor has sent Sylvie and Dan into a panic when they find out they could potentially be married for another 68 years. Upon hearing this, the couple devise a plan to keep their relationship fresh, and call it Project Surprise Me. They decide to surprise each other in little ways. Soon, the project is in full swing, and they start to realize they might not know each other as well as they originally thought. It was refreshing to read a romance novel about a couple who has already established their relationship.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.