Book Snap #12:

Title: The Lines We Cross

Author: Randa Abdel-Fattah

Date Read: June 23, 2018
Two Snaps.
Another amazing YA read. An excellent look at how hate and fear destroy lives mixed with a more hopeful message of tolerance and love.

Book Snap #11:

Title: Everything Beautiful is Not Ruined

Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman

Date Read: May 20, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Another lovely book, thoroughly enjoyed. Can’t wait to bring it to school to loan to a reader!

Book Snap #10:

Title: Difficult Women Author: Roxane Gay

Date Read: May 14, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Deep, powerful writing about complex, riveting female characters. Roxane Gay’s non fiction writing is powerful and academic– her fiction is compelling and rich.

Book Snap #9:

Title: Britt-Marie Was Here Author: Fredrik Backman

Date Read: April 2, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Third I’ve read by this author. He does not disappoint. Great story about second chances.

If you are reading his books in order: readers will remember Britt-Marie as the “nag-bag” from My Grandmother Sends Her Regrets and Apologies. I did not read them in order.

Book Snap #8:

Title: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows Author: Balli Kaur Jaswal

Date Read: April 2, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Couldn’t wait for my book club to discuss this one! An irreverent look at: age, sexuality, feminism and religion. A great read.

Book Snap #7:

Title: The Woman in the Window Author: A.J. Finn

Date Read: March 14, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Great thriller with a twist I did not see coming. Great for plane rides and snow days.

Book Snap #6:

Title: Far From the Tree Author: Robin Benway

Date Read: March 9, 2018.
Two Snaps.
A thoughtful and touching YA novel about what family really means, and that’s not necessarily blood.

Book Snap #5:

Title: Long Way Down Author: Jason Reynolds

Date Read: February 15, 2018.
Two Snaps.
I inhaled this. Written in short, fierce, narrative verse it spans all of sixty seconds of time and the intensity is palatable. Amazing Young Adult novel– read everything Jason Reynolds writes, you will not be disappointed.

Book Snap #3:

Title: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine Author: Gail Honeyman

Date Read: February 4, 2018.
Two Snaps.
Couldn’t sleep. Put on a fire and finished this one. Loved it! An engaging story with the most aberrant of narrators whose own professed idiosyncrasies hold a mirror up to societal conventions, human connection and mental health.