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~

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~

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~Book Review~

I have finished my fourth book on my classical to-be-read list!!! I'm so proud of myself. Haha. 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, and Candide. The Strange … Continue reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ~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~

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~

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~

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~

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~

One Stone Left Unturned ~Book Review~

One Stone Left Unturned By: Marianna Heusler Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Slightly Tainted (4+ Curse Words and/or Euphemisms. Other content: bullying, car accident, dementia, hemophilia, family trouble, mention of dead body, magic, lying, murder, and death.) 4.5 stars One Stone Left Unturned was a story of mystery, history, sadness, and magic. The chapters alternated … Continue reading One Stone Left Unturned ~Book Review~

The Orphan Band of Springdale ~Book Review~

The Orphan Band of Springdale (ARC) By: Anne Nesbet Expected Publication: April 10, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Middle-grade fiction. Topics to consider: orphans, fugitives, bullying, war, injury, and lying.) 5 stars Who knew a book about World War II could be so extremely sweet and beautiful?! I loved this book so … Continue reading The Orphan Band of Springdale ~Book Review~

Orope — The White Snake ~Book Review~

Orope -- The White Snake (ARC) By: Guenevere Lee Expected Publication: June 5, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Trash (10+ curse words, multiple descriptions of body parts, multiple descriptive and non-descriptive sex, ritual cutting, descriptive human sacrifices, animal sacrifices, nudity, blood, drinking, gods, sexualizing women, kissing, and death.) 3 stars I have never read … Continue reading Orope — The White Snake ~Book Review~

The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz ~Book Review~

The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz By: Patrick Milne Ages 2+ Topics to consider: abandonment and house fire. 5 stars The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz is the first book of two in Lucy's adventures. I love the name of the protagonist pup Lucy Snigglefritz. I think it's a fun name to sound out with kids. Lucy … Continue reading The Adventures of Lucy Snigglefritz ~Book Review~

Something About Ann ~Book Review~

Something About Ann By: J. Everett Prewitt Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Trash (40+ curse words. Other content: war, guns, descriptive deaths, blood, PTSD, adultery, abuse, descriptive sex, and drinking.) 2 stars This book had so, so much potential. It is a collection of short, interconnected stories revolving around soldiers that survived a war together. … Continue reading Something About Ann ~Book Review~

Aftan Whispers ~Book Review~

Aftan Whispers By: Phil Williams Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (20+ curse words [Esp. F-Bombs]. Other questionable topics: slavery, semi-descriptive murder, drinking, kissing, and death.) 3 stars The beginning of this book was great. It was interesting, fast-paced, and sort of reminded me of Aladdin for some reason. The characters had pretty good depth. … Continue reading Aftan Whispers ~Book Review~

8 Ways to Organize Your Books

Bookshelf organization varies from person to person. I've tried many different ways of organizing and finally found one that fits me. First, let's explore the pros and cons (in my opinion) of some of the most popular ways to organize. 1. Color Pros: Absolutely stunning, conversation starter. Cons: Extremely hard to accomplish. None of your series … Continue reading 8 Ways to Organize Your Books

The Christmas Gate ~Book Review~

The Christmas Gate By: T.A. Cline Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Very Clean (Topics to consider: religion, spirits, drinking, and brief kissing.) 4.5 stars This book was so extremely sweet and heart-warming! I really loved it! It's a story of heartbreak and forgiveness and is very well-written. I'd consider it a fiction book presented in … Continue reading The Christmas Gate ~Book Review~

The Beloveds ~Book Review~

The Beloveds (ARC) By: Maureen Lindley Expected Publication: April 3, 2018 Cleanliness (See "About" for scale): Disgusting (15+ curse words. Other topics to consider: extreme hate, rage, disrespect to family, jealousy, cancer, mental health, mention of sex, divorce, drugs, drinking, smoking, stealing, and murder.) 3 stars [Side note:] This book I received is an ARC (advanced … Continue reading The Beloveds ~Book Review~