Category Archives: 2015 Books Read

#Review: ‘Red is an Attitude’ by Kathy Lynn Hall #COYER

Red is on a five-day cruise that her boyfriend, Joe, gave her as a surprise. It’s certainly a start on her quest to travel around the world. But strange things are happening aboard the ship, from having a warning from her dead husband to seeing... Read More | Share it now!

Shirley Temple’s got nothing on ~ ‘Bright Side’ by Kim Holden #Review #COYER

It’s never a good sign when I have multiple pages of notes about a book I am reading. Let’s just say I heard about this book from a friend and decided to check it out for myself. Other than fulfilling a scavenger hunt item in a summer book... Read More | Share it now!

Lucky? ~ ‘The Number 7’ by Jessica Lidh #Review #COYER

Louisa’s family isn’t very close. She never met her Dad’s parents, and now they are both gone. Her family is the tight-lipped sort, so she, her father and her sister, Greta, don’t even talk much about their mother or the hole... Read More | Share it now!

The Gardner did it ~ ‘Heist’ by Laura Pauling #Review #COYER

In the early hours of March 18, 1990, two men entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner museum dressed as policemen. They tied up the two guards and proceeded to steal over $500,000,000 worth of paintings and other artwork. The perpetrators were never... Read More | Share it now!

#Review: ‘Bullied Kids Speak Out’ by Jodee Blanco #COYER

A follow-up title to Jodee Blanco’s previous book, Please Stop Laughing at Me…, this book contains personal stories by high school and college students who were bullied and what they did about it. It’s a very hopeful book, even... Read More | Share it now!

Stay gold ~ ‘The Outsiders’ by S. E. Hinton #Review #COYER

Raise your hand if you were required to read this book for English class. Keep your hand up if you found the names and slang made you giggle/chuckle. Leave it there if you found that, if you updated the clothing, names and the lingo, the tale is as... Read More | Share it now!

Yes, please ~ ‘Ready Player One’ by Ernest Cline #Review #COYER

I was never into Dungeons and Dragons and don’t care for shoot-em-up games. I was briefly into Myst, but I never liked the claustrophobic feeling I got while playing computer games. I worked at FAO Schwarz (pour one for my homies) a million... Read More | Share it now!

A pirate’s life for me (not) ~ ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson #Review #COYER

I have had a copy of Treasure Island for a long time, though I can’t remember exactly why I bought it. It’s one of those cheap paperbacks that now has yellowed pages, doesn’t open fully, and smells funny. But, since I needed to read... Read More | Share it now!

It’s easy to know your enemies ~ ‘Dangerous Deceptions’ by Sarah Zettel #Review #COYER

**This is book 2 of the Palace of Spies series, so there may be some spoilers re previous volumes.** In this second volume, our heroine (and spy), Peggy, is still doing some work for Mr. Tinderflint. She’s still at the court of the Prince and... Read More | Share it now!

Beware the man with power ~ ‘Petronella and the Janjilons’ by Cheryl Bentley #Review #COYER

Petronella and Edmundus Chewnik live in their Manor House in Fort Willow. Their friend, the Duke of Westshire, a fair and heirless man, has just died. Before going, he left explicit instructions as to how the next Duke will be chosen. The problem is,... Read More | Share it now!