(16) My Life Next Door // Bookish Blurb

12294652My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

I don’t remember how I came across this book and thought I would get it. I kinda wish I hadn’t. Pretty much, this is a YA love story about rich Samantha who has a busy controlling mother and Jase the next door neighbor who is from a big crazy (poor) family and how they fall in love one summer. Continue reading “(16) My Life Next Door // Bookish Blurb”


(12)Pope Joan // Bookish Blurb

51xb0lb0mml-_sx322_bo1204203200_Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross

When my mom first recommended this book to me and told me it was a fictional account of a female pope, I was hardly sold. Even when I started it, it was very much an ‘I’ll just read this because why not’. Needless to say, I was hardly thrilled to start but once I started, I didn’t want to stop.

This book takes the little we know about Pope Joan, assumes it is true, and then strings together a work of fiction about her life. I think I got caught up in the idea that it was a history book. It’s not. It is a work of fiction, a wonderful story, that just happens to be set in the past and centered around a character that some believe existed (and some do not). Continue reading “(12)Pope Joan // Bookish Blurb”

(11)The Guest Cat // Bookish Blurb

51astvxne4l-_sy344_bo1204203200_The Guest Cat by Takashi Hiraide (translated by Eric Selland)

At some point I ran out of books to read so I went online and found this list of happy books because I am always on the hunt for good books that aren’t also depressing. This book was the first book from that list that I started reading

It’s a Japanese novella that has been translated into English. Typical (I think) of a lot of Japanese stuff, this novella is very much about the details and is overall very like calm and descriptive and contemplative. The story (as much as there is one) is about a man and his wife and the neighbor’s cat who visits them. Continue reading “(11)The Guest Cat // Bookish Blurb”

(10)The Battle for WondLa // Bookish Blurb


The Battle for Wondla by Tony DiTerlizzi

So this was book 3 in the WondLa trilogy (see here for my review of book one). I was a little confused at first because I hadn’t read book two and a lot of important things happened in book two but I ultimately still enjoyed this book (although not as much as I think I would have if I had actually understood everything that was going on).

In this book Eva Nine has to try and stop a war between the aliens and the humans. It was very much an adventure story with lots of battles. I thought there might be an inkling of a romance but we stayed away from there. Continue reading “(10)The Battle for WondLa // Bookish Blurb”

(9)The Search for WondLa // Bookish Blurb

51x2bqz46xhl-_sx331_bo1204203200_The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi

This is  YA sci-fi book. We have our main character (12 year old Eva Nine) who has been raised underground by Muthr (a very life-like robot) without contact with anyone else. She is forced to leave her home and ventures into the world in search of other humans. Continue reading “(9)The Search for WondLa // Bookish Blurb”

(8)Between Shades of Gray // Bookish Blurb

51rmnofyfsl-_sx332_bo1204203200_Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

I’m trying to remember how I heard about this book but I think I might have found it on some NYT bestseller list. This is a YA novel about Lina and her family in Lithuania during WW2.  Continue reading “(8)Between Shades of Gray // Bookish Blurb”

(7)Jane Eyre // Bookish Blurb

jane-eyreJane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Way back during Thanksgiving break, I had to stay up late (late for me at least) waiting for my friend to arrive. In order to entertain ourselves, my other friend and I ended up watching movies on Netflix. The first film we watched was the 2011 version of Jane Eyre (the second was Paddigton if you were interested). While watching the film I was inspired to reread the book. Continue reading “(7)Jane Eyre // Bookish Blurb”