Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Leaving Everything Most Loved

Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs #10)Leaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A little long-winded, but a solid installment. I love Maisie and find this series to be both interesting and relaxing. This was my first time listening to these on audiobook, and I thought the narrator was great.

Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Good story, but the writing is clunky and awkward and the book is too long. Based on the reviews of others, I do think I will try the next book though.

Love's Reckoning

Love's Reckoning (The Ballantyne Legacy, #1)Love's Reckoning by Laura Frantz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Really good Christian romance/historical fiction. It wasn't completely predictable, and I felt really invested in the characters.

All Our Yesterdays

All Our YesterdaysAll Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really liked this and almost gave it 5 stars just because it ISN'T a series.

Angelfall

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)Angelfall by Susan Ee
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Hmmmm, I'm on the fence with this one. Fast-paced with lots of action, but the plot feels familiar and it's kind of dark and disturbing.

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15)The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

15 installments in and I still love this series.

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour

Amy and Roger's Epic DetourAmy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute, light summer read.

The Night Circus

The Night CircusThe Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is a lovely work of art. Unique and enchanting.

A Door in the Wall

The Door in the WallThe Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was a book I studied with my two younger kids this year. It wasn't my favorite, but they liked the medieval stuff and we're rooting for Robin. I do think it helped my kids understand the use of symbols much better.

A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True StoryA Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The audiobook was fantastic. I loved that we got to hear the voice of the real Salva at the end. This book is a tough read at times, but so important. I was very ignorant about the history of Sudan before, and this has really opened my eyes.