Memoirs, NetGalley Reviews, 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. This book is not your typical Christian book, but it offers insight in ways other books can’t.

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Animals, Memoirs, NetGalley Reviews

Bubbles’ Tale: One Cat’s Story of a Forever Home by Colleen Sheehan

Ages 16+

bubblesAfter 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.

Adult Fiction, NetGalley 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.

Adult Fiction, NetGalley Reviews

Sunbaked by Junie Coffey

Ages 18+

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Nina Spark has just moved to Pineapple Cay, and things are going really well for her as she settles into her cottage on the beach. However, Barry Bassett, a local man, has his eye on her cottage and plans to tear it down so he can put up condos. Then Barry’s wife Tiffany goes missing, and Nina is the prime suspect. Nina has to figure out who is really behind the disappearance of Tiffany Bassett before she ultimately takes the blame!

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

NetGalley Reviews, Series, YA Fiction

Justice Delayed by Marti Green

Grades 9-12

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This book is the fifth in the Innocent Prisoners Project series. Sixteen-year-old Kelly Braden is babysitting for her younger cousin Lisa when she gets abducted and killed. The suspect? An intellectually challenged man named Jack Osgood, who is ultimately convicted and sent to jail. Two years later, Jack Osgood is on death row and facing execution very soon. Defense Attorney Dani Trumball isn’t too sure that Osgood is actually guilty, and is terrified that an innocent man will die for someone else’s crime. Will she find out the truth before it’s too late?

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

NetGalley Reviews, YA Fiction

Dead to Me by Cristy Watson

Grades 9-12

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Logan has been full of resentment toward his uncle ever since he found out that he was involved in the killing of his own brother, Logan’s dad. He disowns his uncle and becomes very reckless, feeling that this is the only way to feel anything. Logan and his friends break into a house that they think is abandoned, but what they find there gets them in trouble with the law. Will Logan be able to turn his life around?

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

NetGalley Reviews, Romance, YA Fiction

Let’s Try This Again by Jordyn Woodke

Grades 9-12

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Josie’s ex-boyfriend Isaac is suddenly back in the picture, and she’s not sure if she should make the move to the West Coast like she planned. However, she bites the bullet and moves to California, where she meets Carter, a heartthrob who used to be in a boy band. Josie becomes Carter’s assistant as he starts to re-launch his career, and her life starts to fall into place. Josie fears that she will cross the line with Carter, since he is her boss and she has a huge crush on him. She is faced with choosing between two boys: Carter and Isaac, and she’s not sure she can make the decision. Read Let’s Try This Again to find out!

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