★★ ½ Disappointing and yet marginally charming. How far I've come! I'm the same girl and yet not the same. I wonder if it's always like that? Caddie Woodlawn, a fiery redhead growing up in Wisconsin in the 1800s, has always been a tom boy. Her mother is at her wits end but her father enjoys his daughter's plucky… Continue reading Caddie Woodlawn – Carol Ryrie Brink
★★★ Even among the Amish, other Amish seem odd. Canadian Ira Wagler, is the ninth of eleven Amish children. Amish, for the unfamiliar, are a group of traditionalist Christians who are well-known for their simple, plain living style. Depending on their individual communities - some swear off all technology while others have strict rules for how and when it… Continue reading Growing Up Amish – Ira Wagler
Shani Chen, author of If Nuns Were Wives, began her writing career later in life. Why? because at first, she wanted to be a nun. Ever since becoming a teenager, Shani felt a calling towards religion and eventually to become a nun. However, sometimes, no matter how much we plan and want something, life takes… Continue reading Seven Questions on a Saturday – Shani Chen
★★★★ Every day, Carlo had to walk up the mountain. He had to take food and drink to his father and the other men who worked there. Carlo lives in a small, rustic town at the base of a mountain. He has a very important job to do but he dreads it every day. His load was heavy and it… Continue reading The Magic Leaf – Mary Feliciani
★★★ ½ Holding the book in both hands, he positioned it high enough to hide most of his face. Salvatore, a fourth grader at Roseto Elementary School, spends much of his time feeling absolutely alone. Oh how he wished he could play! But no one ever asked him. Meanwhile, Carlo, Marco and the rest of the… Continue reading The Invisible Boy – Mary Feliciani
I absolutely love Tucker’s reviews – we so often feel like book twins that it’s scary! Definitely check out his website and some of these other wonderful bloggers!
Original Post by amazing blogger, May Everly. For rules and categories please read the original post! And now: My nominations!
Best of their Age
Best Preteen/Teen Book Blogger (13-19): Vicky @ Vicky Who Reads (Vicky writes amazing reviews. Sure. But her graphics are that of another world. Her blog is so aesthetically pleasing and beautiful. Go check it out!)
Best Adult Book Blogger: Melanie @ meltotheany (Melanie is funny and outspoken and quirky all in her own, charming way. She is super talented and known for her long and well written reviews.)
Best Genre Bloggers:
Young Adult: emma @ Emma Reads (She writes scathing reviews that you would think gets her enemies but nope. Everyone loves her.)
Mystery/Thriller: Chelsea @ The Suspense is Thrilling Me (If you know Chelsea, then you know that she loves thrillers (because who doesn’t?). She is known for her perfect, concise and compelling reviews.)
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★★★★★ "I mean, I get that the universe whirls in mysterious yada yada, but wouldn't you rather travel the world?" "No, I'd rather stay home and read." Nina Hill's life is perfect as it is, thank you very much. She has an adorable little apartment, a fabulous job at a local bookstore (Knight's), and a grumpy cat (Phil). Nina… Continue reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill – Abbi Waxman