The DNF List – February 2017

The DNF List – February 2017

#Famous by Jilly Gagnon – Not feeling the voice or the lame jokes. Lost me at “You, shirtless, on a stallion?” DNF at like 5% The Alarming Career of Sir […]

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

American Street by Ibi Zoboi

American Street by Ibi Zobi is destined to be a classic. The prose is rich in its simplicity and rife with magical realism. I got lost in Fabiola’s story, drinking in […]

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones

Wintersong. Guys, this. book. It’s polarizing, to say the least. Kirkus panned it. Publisher’s Weekly wasn’t much nicer. But I adored it. Liesl is the most human character I’ve encountered in […]

The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli

The Warden’s Daughter by Jerry Spinelli

I want to love The Warden’s Daughter like I’ve loved Jerry Spinelli’s others. He’s a master storyteller. Maniac Magee  remains one of my most beloved children’s books. I have no doubt that […]

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos is a black-humor satire that tells a dying man’s story through ten different perspectives. Jared Stone has a brain tumor, a malignant glioblastoma […]

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

Amanda Hocking delivers an engrossing story about sideshow “freaks” in this novel set in the 1980s. Note: There are severely problematic elements with cultural elements in the book that influence […]