Saturday, September 12, 2015

Week in Review: September 6-12

Conjured. Sarah Beth Durst. 2013. Walker. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
Case of the Phantom Cat (Maisie HItchins #3) Holly Webb. Illustrated by Marion Lindsay. 2015. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]
A Night Divided. Jennifer A. Nielsen. 2015. Scholastic. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
The Thing about Jellyfish. Ali Benjamin. 2015. Little, Brown. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
History of Women's Fashion (Design Line). Natasha Slee. Illustrated by Sanna Mander. 2015. Candlewick. 16 pages. [Source: Review copy]
A Test of Wills (Ian Rutledge #1) Charles Todd. 1994/2006. Harper Collins. 305 pages. [Source: Library]
Wacky Wednesday. Dr. Seuss (Theo LeSieg). Illustrated by George Booth. 1974. Random House. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
Momo's Kitten. Mitsu and Taro Yashima. 1961. Viking. 33 pages. [Source: Bought]
Board Book: I Love My Dinosaur. Caroline Jayne Church. 2015. Scholastic. 10 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Praying the Bible. Donald S. Whitney. 2015. Crossway. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Mistress of Tall Acre. Laura Frantz. 2015. Revell. 400 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Convenient Bride Collection. 2015. Barbour Books. 446 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Newton on the Christian Life. Tony Reinke. 2015. Crossway. 288 pages. [Source: Review copy]

This week's recommendation(s):

Praying the Bible. Donald S. Whitney. 2015. Crossway. 112 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Mistress of Tall Acre. Laura Frantz. 2015. Revell. 400 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Convenient Bride Collection. 2015. Barbour Books. 446 pages. [Source: Review copy]
Newton on the Christian Life. Tony Reinke. 2015. Crossway. 288 pages. [Source: Review copy]

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1 comments:

Becky G 11:57 AM  

I would recommend Weepers by Nick Chairkas, nickchairkas.com is his site. It's the best thriller that I've read in along time, I recommend it highly!

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