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Gmorning, Gnight! – Lin-Manuel Miranda

Title: Gmornig, Gnight! – Little Pep Talks from Me to You Author: Lin-Manuel Miranda Illustrator: Jonny Sun Genre: Nonfiction Plot: Lin-Manuel Miranda has posted many encouraging tweets encouraging people in the morning and evening, hence the title. Now he’s expanded to a different audience. Lin-Manuel has combined all of his favorite good morning and goodContinue reading “Gmorning, Gnight! – Lin-Manuel Miranda”

Legendborn Cycle 2 – Tracy Deonn

Book 1 is Legendborn Title: Book 2 – Bloodmarked Author: Tracy Deonn Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult Plot: Bri is struggling to control her new powers. But not everyone is so accepting that she’s the Scion of Arthur. Some of the Merlins want Bri out of the picture, so they capture her. They want to knowContinue reading “Legendborn Cycle 2 – Tracy Deonn”

Veins of Gold – Charlie N. Holmberg

Title: Veins of Gold Author: Charlie N. Holmberg Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy Plot: Gentry’s father has just left to mine gold in California. Now Gentry has to take care of her siblings, Rooster and Pearl, in the Utah territory. They have little money and few resources. Gentry doesn’t want to rely on their neighbor’s generosityContinue reading “Veins of Gold – Charlie N. Holmberg”

Comfort and Joy – Kristin Hannah

Title: Comfort and Joy Author: Kristin Hannah Genre: Realistic Fiction, Fantasy Plot: This is Joy Candellario’s first Christmas alone. She’s recently divorced and having trouble with her sister. Desperate for change, Joy buys a last minute plane ticket to go anywhere but home. But the plane crashes and Joys finds a way to walk toContinue reading “Comfort and Joy – Kristin Hannah”

The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes

Title: The Spanish Daughter Author: Lorena Hughes Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: María Purificación is the oldest of four children, and the only truly legitimate child in the early 1900’s.He left her in Spain when she was a child to run a cacao plantation in Ecuador. Her father recently died and María Purificación has been askedContinue reading “The Spanish Daughter – Lorena Hughes”

The Attic Child – Lola Jaye

A warning: this book talks a lot about child abuse and neglect. Title: The Attic Child Author: Lola Jaye Genre Historical Fiction Plot: Dikimbe is the youngest child of a family of five kids. He lives outside of a village in Africa, in what is today called Zaire. A rich Englishman named Sir Richard BabbingtonContinue reading “The Attic Child – Lola Jaye”

Piranesi – Susanna Clarke

Title: Piranesi Author: Susanna Clarke Genre: Fantasy Plot: The Other calls me Piranesi, but I know that’s not my name. My job is to explore the halls of the house and write down what I’ve seen. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in this house by myself unless The Other comes toContinue reading “Piranesi – Susanna Clarke”

Adorned – Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Title: Adorned: Living Out the Beauty of the Gospel Together Author: Nancy DeMoss Wulgemuth Genre: Christian Living Plot: This is a way we, as women, can live alongside each other. Nancy uses Titus 2 to encourage older and younger women to come together and mentor each other. Nancy talks about different ways we can shareContinue reading “Adorned – Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth”