Saturday, January 17, 2015

Week in Review: January 11-17

Millions of Cats. Wanda Gag. 1928. Penguin. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
The King's Stilts. Dr. Seuss. 1939/1967. Random House. 56 pages. [Source: Library]
Big Bad Detective Agency. Bruce Hale. 2015. Scholastic. 128 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Xander's Panda Party. Linda Sue Park. Illustrated by Matt Phelan. 2013. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 40 pages. [Source: Library]
Please, Mr. Panda. Steve Antony. 2015. [January 2015] Scholastic. 32 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Their Eyes Were Watching God. Zora Neale Hurston. 1937. Harper Perennial Modern Classics. 256 pages. [Source: Bought]  
This Side of Home. Renee Watson. 2015. Bloomsbury USA. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
The Paper Cowboy. Kristin Levine. 2014. Penguin. 352 pages. [Source: Library]
The Castle Behind Thorns. Merrie Haskell. 2014. HarperCollins. 336 pages. [Source: Library]
The Trumpeter of Krakow. Eric P. Kelly. 1928. Simon & Schuster. 208 pages. [Source: Library]
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette. Hampton Sides. 2014. 454 pages. [Source: Library]
Don't Give Up, Don't Give In. Lessons From An Extraordinary Life. Louis Zamperini and David Rensin. 2014. 272 pages. [Source: Library]
Lizzy & Jane. Katherine Reay. 2014. 339 pages. [Source: Bought]
Weighed and Wanting Addresses on the Ten Commandments. D.L. Moody. 1898. The Bible Institute. 128 pages. [Source: Bought]
Autopsy of a Deceased Church: 12 Ways to Keep Yours Alive. Thom S. Rainer. 2014. B&H. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]

This week's recommendation(s):

I loved the world-building of The Castle Behind Thorns. (I also loved what it had to say about forgiveness.)

I loved the depth of characterization in This Side of Home.

I loved the language and imagery of Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Even though The Paper Cowboy was an uncomfortable read, one that had me aching in places, I couldn't help loving it all the same.

© 2015 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


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