Monday, March 24, 2014

Letters to a Young Mormon by Adam Miller

I did a sort of joint review of this book at Times & Seasons.

Review copy provided by publisher.

The Mapmaker's Daughter by Laurel Corona

It really irks me when historical fiction forgets or ignores the fact that people in times past did not have the same mind-set (supporting feminism, individualism, self-determination, etc.) that we have today. But I can almost forgive this book for committing that most common of sins because the setting was so interesting. But the plotting and writing were pretty mediocre, and the setting wasn't enough to overcome all of those weaknesses.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sycamore Row by John Grisham

I actually kind of liked this.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler

I can't figure out why this book has won so many awards and why everyone seems to love it. There were a few bright spots here, but it really did nothing for me.

Review copy provided by publisher.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Growing Up Duggar by Jill, Jinger, Jessa, and Jana Duggar

So I'm not exactly the target audience for this book--that would be teen evangelical girls who don't find it odd to get advice from people barely older than they are. Instead, I read this with my anthropologist hat on; I am somewhat embarrassed to admit to my fascination with the Duggars, but I find their approach to Christianity/parenting/homeschooling/lifestyle to be lovely, compelling, and horrifying. 

Review copy provided by publisher.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Three Wishes by Liane Moriarty

I'm normally a huge Liane Moriarty fangirl, but there were way too many subplots here and this just didn't work.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson

I read this to the boys. Maybe my expectations were too high because Ben and Me was so good, but I didn't love this.

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