Far Beyond the Sun ~Book Review~

Far Beyond the Sun By: Dolev Zaharony 2.5 stars This book is a fun story of a little kid who wants to be the highest kid in the world - specifically taller than the sun. It teaches kids that absolutely anything is possible if you are inventive and use your imagination! The illustrations are fairly … Continue reading Far Beyond the Sun ~Book Review~

I Am a Feminist ~Book Review~

I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times By: Monique Polak Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: rape, sex, and abortion.) 5 Stars One out of every four North American women will be sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. 17 percent of girls under the age of … Continue reading I Am a Feminist ~Book Review~

A Secret to Die for ~Book Review~

A Secret to Die forBy: Lisa Harris Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Clean (Topics to consider: murder, cancer, divorce, religion, and death.) 4.5 Stars A Secret to Die for is a fast-paced, intriguing novel about murder, hacking, detectives, and healing after loss. I felt like I could barely put it down! The storyline is constantly changing … Continue reading A Secret to Die for ~Book Review~

A Dream Within a Dream ~Book Review~

A Dream Within a Dream By: Mike Nappa and Melissa Kosci Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly tainted (Topics to consider: murder, kidnapping, PTSD, torture, and death.) 4 stars A Dream Within a Dream is an intense suspense novel about a man with PTSD, the CIA, FBI, (and as the main character would say, "the … Continue reading A Dream Within a Dream ~Book Review~

Tiny Infinities ~Book Review~

Tiny Infinities By: J.H. Diehl Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: divorce, family troubles, mental illness, drugs, and brain disorders.) 4 Stars Tiny Infinities is a heart-wrenching book that tells the story of a young girl trying to put a broken life together. At first, the book seemed fairly average to … Continue reading Tiny Infinities ~Book Review~

Claws, Paws, Feathers, and Jaws ~Book Review~

Claws, Paws, Feathers, and Jaws: Impeccable Petunia Part 1 By: Katie Christine Cleanliness (See “About” for scale): Slightly Tainted (Content to consider: Violence) 4.5 Stars What an interesting, interesting book this is! To be honest, the main reason I picked up this book is because it is based around a chicken. I absolutely adore chickens … Continue reading Claws, Paws, Feathers, and Jaws ~Book Review~

I Am Malala ~Book Review~

I Am Malala By: Malala Yousafzai Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly tainted (Topics to consider: terrorism, shootings, bombings, mention of stillbirth, blood, sexism, religion, surgery, and murder.) 5 Stars Wow. Just wow. I Am Malala is the autobiography of a young girl from Pakistan who stood up for women's rights and education and was … Continue reading I Am Malala ~Book Review~

Things Fall Apart ~Book Review~

I have finished my 5th book on my classical to-be-read list!!! If you haven’t seen my list, check it out here: Classics TBR to see what’s coming! Also, feel free to take a look at my other reviews from the list: The Alchemist, Animal Farm, Candide, and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. Things Fall ApartBy: Chinua Achebe Cleanliness (See "About" … Continue reading Things Fall Apart ~Book Review~

The Lady Raven ~Book Review~

The Lady Raven By: Rebecca Henry Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Trash (4+ Curse Words. Other content: kissing, adultery, multiple graphic murders, graphic injuries, multiple scenes of implied sex, witchcraft, abuse, and death.) 3.5 stars The Lady Raven is a dark, twisted, bloody book filled with witchcraft, royals, and murder that follows the story of … Continue reading The Lady Raven ~Book Review~

God’s Answers for the Graduate ~Book Review~

God's Answers for the Graduate: Class of 2019 Compiled by: Jack Countryman 4.5 stars What an awesome present for a Christian graduate! This cute little book is not exactly what I was expecting. There is absolutely no commentary except for the foreword and "Dear Graduate" pages. The rest of the book is simply a collection … Continue reading God’s Answers for the Graduate ~Book Review~

The Giving House ~Book Review~

The Giving House By: Madelyn March Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (25+ curse words. Other content to consider: cancer, abuse, religion, stillbirth, implied sex, two descriptive rape scenes, adultery, and death.) 3.5 stars This is a very intriguing book. The whole story is a flashback told by a guilty narrator who is dying of … Continue reading The Giving House ~Book Review~

Kingdom Single ~Book Review~

Kingdom Single By: Tony Evans 4 stars Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion, sex, divorce, and homosexuality.) First of all, what is a "Kingdom Single"? According to the author, it is "an unmarried Christian who is committed to fully and freely maximizing his or her completeness under the rule of … Continue reading Kingdom Single ~Book Review~

Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall ~Book Review~

Loblolly, Loblolly, You're So Tall By: Mommy Moo Moo Ages 4 and under 3 stars This is a very different story. It is full of fairly random descriptive words that tell you about Loblollies. What are Loblollies? I had to look them up because this book never technically tells you (although you will probably figure … Continue reading Loblolly, Loblolly, You’re So Tall ~Book Review~

The Sky Above Us ~Book Review~

The Sky Above UsBy: Sarah Sundin Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (Content to consider: smoking, drinking, groping, sexual discussions, implied sex, kissing, war, and death.) 4 stars This historical romance will make you not want to set it down! The Sky Above Us is the story of pain, mistakes, estranged families, love, war, hate, … Continue reading The Sky Above Us ~Book Review~

Haibu: Lost in New York ~Book Review~

Haibu: Lost in New York By: Blake Freeman Topics to consider: disobeying parents, mention of blood, orphans, and animal abuse. 4.5 stars This book is so adorable and teaches very, very obvious lessons. Haibu is a little girl who disobeys her parents, gets lost, and changes New York for good. The story teaches that animals … Continue reading Haibu: Lost in New York ~Book Review~

Freedom’s Light ~Book Review~

Freedom's Light By: Colleen Coble Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (Topics to consider: war, murder, religion, kissing, mention of abuse, drinking, multiple scenes of implied sex, and death.) 4.5 stars This story will totally suck you in. The Revolutionary War setting makes this book so much more than just a romance. It has mystery, … Continue reading Freedom’s Light ~Book Review~

24: What Can Happen in a Day ~Book Review~

24: What Can Happen in a Day By: Michael Ford Jr. Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (10+ Curse Words. Topics to consider: suicides, nakedness, descriptions of body parts, mentions of sex, mention of rape, blood, descriptive injuries, and death.) 4 stars Ever wonder what it feels like to be a firefighter? Well, this book … Continue reading 24: What Can Happen in a Day ~Book Review~

Story of Redemption Bible ~Review~

ESV Story of Redemption Bible Published by: Crossway 4 stars Crossway describes this study bible as, "The ESV Story of Redemption Bible: A Journey through the Unfolding Promises of God leads readers on a journey through this storyline from start to finish, with conversational commentary written by pastor Greg Gilbert interspersed throughout the full ESV text. With the … Continue reading Story of Redemption Bible ~Review~

Second-Chance Dogs ~Book Review~

Second-Chance Dogs Edited By: Callie Smith Grant Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: abuse, still-birth, disease, religion, and death.) 4.5 stars This book really hurt. It really, really hurt, but that's mostly on me for bad timing. I guess hurting is not a bad thing because it can ultimately lead to … Continue reading Second-Chance Dogs ~Book Review~

Maribel’s Rainy Day ~Book Review~

Maribel's Rainy Day By: Shauna Havlina,  Leanne Richter, and Ceth Ashen Ages 10 and under 5 Stars The authors of Jameon's Closet are back at it, again, with another inspirational, self-help children's book! Maribel's Closet is "a story about coping with worry. It is meant to help kids weather the storms of bad memories and daily … Continue reading Maribel’s Rainy Day ~Book Review~

A Brush With Death ~Book Review~

A Brush With Death By: Ali Carter Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (10+ curse words. Other content: smoking, drinking, mention of sex, descriptions of privates, religion, murder, and death.) 3.5 stars This book was simply odd. I think I expected too much of it. There was mystery, a tiny bit of romance, and humor; … Continue reading A Brush With Death ~Book Review~

Animal Farm ~Book Review~

Welcome to the second review on my classical to-be-read list!! If you haven't seen my list, check it out here: Classics TBR. And check out my first review here: The Alchemist. Animal Farm By: George Orwell Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No curse words. Topics to consider: drinking, blood, suicide, murder, and death.) … Continue reading Animal Farm ~Book Review~

This Is the Day ~Book Review~

This Is the Day By: Tim Tebow Release Date: September 25th 4 Stars Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion, semi-graphic injury, and death.) This book is what I would consider an inspirational self-help religious autobiography. It's a fairly quick read packed with tons of motivational quotes, encouragement, stories of success, … Continue reading This Is the Day ~Book Review~

The Crescent Stone ~Book Review~

The Crescent Stone By: Matt Mikalatos Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (No cursing. Topics to consider: terminal illness, blood, war, and death.) 4.5 stars With mystery, magic, humor, and even history, The Crescent Stone is a very fun book to read! In a land where everyone keeps their word (except when they don't...), … Continue reading The Crescent Stone ~Book Review~

What Blooms from Dust ~Book Review~

What Blooms from Dust By: James Markert Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No curse words. Topics to consider: murder, smoking, drinking, still-birth, cutting, and death.) 4 Stars The thing that attracted me first to this book was the beautiful cover! The cover and the title are very meaningful once you've read the story. … Continue reading What Blooms from Dust ~Book Review~

Crack Yourself Up ~Book Review~

Crack Yourself Up - Jokes for Kids By: Sandy Silverthorne Expected Publication: August 21, 2018 5 Stars Q: What steals your stuff while you're in the bathtub?  A: A robber ducky! What an adorable, little book! This book is filled with hilarious knock-knock jokes, funny stories, and tons of play-on words! Yes, of course there … Continue reading Crack Yourself Up ~Book Review~

Blue Sky ~Book Review~

Blue SkyBy: Brian Kindall Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (8+ Euphemisms. Other content to consider: name-calling, nakedness, and multiple deaths.) 3 Stars You've heard all the tales of an abandoned child being raised by wolves, now get ready for the little girl raised by ibex! This middle-grade fiction is about as weird as … Continue reading Blue Sky ~Book Review~

Thief of Corinth ~Book Review~

Thief of CorinthBy: Tessa Afshar Release Date: August 7, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Content to consider: drinking, slavery, blood, implied sex, mention of rape, divorce, sexism, abuse, stealing, religion, kissing, and death.) 4 stars Thief of Corinth is an interesting mixture of biblical fiction, historical fiction, real history, romance, … Continue reading Thief of Corinth ~Book Review~

Shattered Loyalties ~Book Review~

Shattered LoyaltiesBy: Karen Chalfant Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Topics to consider: smoking, drinking, slavery, abuse, religion, murder, brief kissing, and death.) 4.5 Stars Shattered Loyalties talked about two very tough subjects: sexism in the 1800s and slavery in the 1800s. The author did it rather well! This was a very … Continue reading Shattered Loyalties ~Book Review~

A Defense of Honor ~Book Review~

A Defense of HonorBy: Kristi Ann Hunter Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (No curse words. Topics to consider: premarital pregnancy, blackmail, religion, and brief kissing.) 4.5 stars This story was so touching. A Defense of Honor is a tale about rejection, abandonment, 1800s etiquette, forgiveness, and beautiful love. I can't exactly place the … Continue reading A Defense of Honor ~Book Review~

Chicken Hero ~Book Review~

Chicken HeroBy: Uyi Osifo Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Content to consider: mention of blood, mention of poop, drinking, bullying, and religion.) 2.5 Stars Uyi Osifo has a pretty amazing memory. Chicken Hero is a unorganized, random collection of he author's memories from when he lived in Nigeria. I enjoyed some of the … Continue reading Chicken Hero ~Book Review~

The House at Saltwater Point ~Book Review~

The House at Saltwater Point By: Colleen Coble Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly tainted (No cursing. Content to consider: drugs, blood, multiple murders, mention of suicide, brief kissing, ISIS, and death.) 5 stars This is a book of hate and love, betrayal and trust. I had so many emotions flying. The House of Saltwater … Continue reading The House at Saltwater Point ~Book Review~

Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation ~Book Review~

Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation By: Elyse Fitzpatrick Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion and sexism.) 3 Stars One thing I almost always skip over in a book is the dedication page, but this one caught my eye. "To every woman who has ever wondered whether … Continue reading Finding the Love of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation ~Book Review~

Just Let Go ~Book Review~

Just Let Go By: Courtney Walsh Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (No cursing. Topics to consider: fighting, religion, family troubles, single parents, and drinking.) 4 stars Just Let Go is a dramatic story of fame, hurt, failure, forgiveness, and love. The base plot-line reminded me a lot of Pride and Prejudice -- prideful, arrogant … Continue reading Just Let Go ~Book Review~

First Impressions ~Book Review~

First Impressions By: Debra White Smith Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (No cursing. Topics to consider: sexism, drinking, drugs, religion, implied sex, out-of-wedlock pregnancy, mention of abortion, brief kissing, and death.) 4 Stars I've never seen a modern Pride and Prejudice retelling that was about the production of a Pride and Prejudice play! This … Continue reading First Impressions ~Book Review~

The Mystery Blogger Award #2

I've been nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award a second time by the lovely María from Bookgraphy! Thank you! 😀 If you haven't seen my first award, check it out here: The Mystery Blogger Award. According to the creator, "the Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; … Continue reading The Mystery Blogger Award #2

Happier Thinking ~Book Review~

Happier Thinking By: Lana Grace Riva Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topic to consider: depression.) 4 stars "Happier thinking involves acting productively rather than thinking destructively." Happier Thinking is a really nice novella. It's super simplistic, yet something everyone needs to read. There is nothing revolutionary, but it is a wonderful reminder that … Continue reading Happier Thinking ~Book Review~

Blood Ties ~Book Review~

Blood Ties By: A.L. Wright Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (2+ curse words. Other content to consider: multiple descriptive kissing scenes, implied sex, blood, dead animals, descriptive battle scene, magic, and death.) 3.5 Stars This book is definitely for hard-core fantasy lovers. It's a fairly stereotypical fantasy novella, but not in a bad way. … Continue reading Blood Ties ~Book Review~

Hansel and Gretel ~Book Review~

Hansel and Gretel By: Mike Klaassen Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Other content to consider: abandonment, abuse, witches, mention of cannibalism, descriptive vomiting, mention of flesh ripping, flesh cooking, and death.) 3 Stars This book was a little disappointing to me. First, I'd like to point out the title Hansel and … Continue reading Hansel and Gretel ~Book Review~

Room ~Book Review~

Room By: Emma Donoghue Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Yuck (2+ curse words. Other content to consider: birth, stillbirth, abortion, breastfeeding, multiple mentions of private parts, mention of rape, implication of sex, kidnapping, and implied attempted suicide.) 4 Stars "To five-year-old Jack, Room is the world...." This is such a powerful story. It's pure fiction, … Continue reading Room ~Book Review~

A Most Noble Heir ~Book Review~

A Most Noble Heir By: Susan Anne Mason Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (No cursing. Content to consider: religion, kissing, servitude, mention of characters cursing [not specific], drinking, birth, multiple implications of sex, kidnapping, and death.) 4.5 Stars First of all, I absolutely love this cover! It is very nicely done, and gave … Continue reading A Most Noble Heir ~Book Review~

New Boy ~Book Review~

New Boy By: Tracy Chevalier Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (20+ curse words. Other content: racism, multiple mentions and descriptions of private parts, bullying, brief mention of cannibalism, and descriptive kissing.) 2 stars New Boy is an Othello retelling set in a 1970s elementary school. When I heard about the setting, I thought it would be … Continue reading New Boy ~Book Review~

Good Life, Good Death ~Book Review~

Good Life, Good Death By: Derek Humphry Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (1+ curse words. Other content to consider: assisted suicide, divorce, war, drugs, drinking, murder, cancer, non-descriptive sex, religion, and death.) 4 stars I went into Good Life, Good Death expecting a book about the right to die movement. It is not … Continue reading Good Life, Good Death ~Book Review~