I’ve quite a few books these past couple weeks, but I don’t really feel like writing lengthy reviews for them all. Instead, I’m going to start doing a batch of mini reviews every other month or so, depending on the amount of books I have read.
Book: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
My rating: 4/5 stars
Review: I recently got a membership on Scribd, and went through and saved all of the books I was interested in reading. To test the app and see if I liked it or didn’t, I decided to pick up TIWIE, a book that follows four students over a span of fifty-four minutes of a school shooting. I pretty much read it in one sitting; I couldn’t seem to be able to put it down. With everything going on in America, especially the Pittsburgh shooting, this books really hit home. I read it Saturday night and I was on edge the whole time. I was terrified to close my eyes, because these kinds of things happen constantly.
Book: A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel
My rating: 4/5 stars
Review: I received an ARC of A Danger to Herself and Others from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love a book with an unreliable narrator, and A Danger to Herself and Others gave me that. From the very beginning of the book, you don’t really know what happened, because Hannah doesn’t really know what happened. As soon as you think you figured out what the heck is going on, you’re thrown down another rabbit hole that leaves you with more questions that answers. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was the ending. I’m glad that Hannah is coming to terms with her diagnosis, but I really wished she would have stayed in the institute, where she was actually getting the care she needed, rather than going with her parents who didn’t actually want anything to do with her. A Danger to Herself and Others is set to be released February 5, 2019, so I urge you to pick up a copy.
Book: That Oxford Girl by Tilly Rose
My rating: 3/5 stars
Review: I have no real desire to go to Oxford, but I really enjoyed reading this. Tilly Rose went into great detail about the campuses, admissions process, and the academics of the university. I loved that she included images of the campus and various areas throughout the college. It really brought the book to life.
Book: Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery
My Rating: 4/5 stars
Review: For those of you who don’t know, I’m a bit of a history buff. I can’t tell you about full historical events, but I can throw out some weird yet interesting history facts. I decided to pick up the audiobook while at work so that I had something short to listen to while I cleaned and washed the dishes. The audiobook is only an hour long, so it was perfect. This is an autobiography that follows Lynda Blackmon Lowery, the youngest person on the march from Selma to Montgomery. This book was really emotional and really gave readers a glimpse into what it was like to be black during the fight against segregation. I mean, the government literally used tear gas on children and other peaceful protesters!!