The Art of Racing in the Rain

Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain Author: Garth Stein Genre: fiction Rating: 5 stars Synopsis:  Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, … Continue reading The Art of Racing in the Rain

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Unfiltered

Title: Unfiltered Author: Lily Collins Genre: Nonfiction, Autobiography Rating: 5 stars Goodreads summary:  In this groundbreaking debut essay collection, featuring never-before-seen photos, actress Lily Collins―star of Mortal Instruments and Rules Don’t Apply―is opening a poignant, honest conversation about the things young women struggle with: body image, self-confidence, relationships, family, dating and so much more. For the first time ever, … Continue reading Unfiltered

Paranormal Painless

Title: Paranormal Painless Author: Shannon Rieger Genre: Paranormal, Thriller Rating: 4 stars Synopsis: Bewildered by an unexpected, peculiar package and disturbed by its accompanying antagonistic spirits, English teacher Christian Moore is shaken from his carefully crafted, cocooned existence and catapulted into the shocking reality of an unpredictable, haunted and sometimes evil world. With his own safety and sanity at … Continue reading Paranormal Painless

I Am Malala

Title: I Am Malala Author: Malala Yousafzai with Patricia McCormick Genre: Non-fiction, autobiography Rating: 5 stars Synopsis:  When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the … Continue reading I Am Malala

The Raven God

Title: The Raven God (Legends of Orkney #3) Author: Alane Adams Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventure, Mythology Rating: 4 stars Synopsis: After defeating the Volgrim witches, life in Orkney is quiet. Too quiet. Before Sam Baron can catch his breath, an army of fire giants led by Surt gather in the Eighth Realm of Musspell, determined to destroy Orkney--and it's … Continue reading The Raven God