Book Snap #27:

Title: The 57 Bus

Author: Dashka Slater

Date read: September 21, 2018.

Two Snaps.

Wow! What a book. Such an amazing true story, thoughtfully and insightfully told.

This riveting nonfiction book for teens about race, class, gender, crime, and punishment tells the true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California.

Book Snap #26:

Title: Before I Let you Go

Author: Kelly Rimmer

Date read: September 11, 2018.

One Snap.

The love of two sisters is stretched to its ultimate breaking point. I have a brother, perhaps I didn’t connect, or the author didn’t quite take me there. I liked, but didn’t love.

Book Snap #25:

Title: This Is Not A Love Letter

Author: Kim Purcell

Date read: September 5, 2018.

Two Snaps.

A long, beautiful, heart-breaking love letter… an amazing YA novel. One I book-talked with my young readers.

Book Snap #24:

Title: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

Author: Stephanie Oakes

Date read: August 29, 2018.

Two Snaps.

Amazing YA novel! Two very loud snaps! I was riveted to this story. My students also loved it. A painful and harrowing story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in yourself.

Book Snap #23:

Title: Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures

Author: Vincent Lam

Date read: August 19, 2018.

Two Snaps.

Another compelling story. Written by a physician– an interesting slant on the medical profession.

Book Snap #20:

Title: Educated              

Author: Tara Westover

Date read: July 24, 2018.

Two Snaps.

I was held captive by this memoir. It arrived from Amazon in the mail, I literally read it all day. Utterly fascinating. Unbelievable!

Book Snap #19:

Title: Sh*t Show! Author: Charlie LeDuff

Date Read: July 18, 2018

Two Snaps.

Tough-talking, in-the-trenches reporter, Charlie LeDuff, writes an irreverent but compelling analysis of Trump’s improbable success. Great read! Thanks, Matt Savage, for the loan!


Book Snap #17:

Title: Amsterdam Author: Ian McEwan

Date Read: July 9, 2018.
One Snap.
I wanted to like it. Maybe, but not really. I sort of cared about the characters, but I found them hard to relate to.