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Swing by Kwame Alexander

This was one of the first week’s offerings from the 2019 Sync Audiobooks for teens. (There are two new free audiobooks offered each week.) I love Kwame Alexander and wanted to listen to his latest, especially since he was reading it himself.

Published: 2018

Genre: YA book in verse fiction

Length: 448 pages of text, 4:12 hours of audio

Setting: an American city, present day

Summary: Short version: The life of two teenage black boys in the city Continue reading

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STET by Sarah Gailey

A nimble spray crab seen on San Salvador

This is my next review of a nominee for the 2019 Short Story Locus Award.

Published: October, 2018 in Fireside Magazine (you can read it for free at that link)

Genre: science fiction short story

Setting: near future

Summary: An abstract on autonomous vehicles reveals the death of the author’s child in the footnotes Continue reading

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Oxygen by Carol Cassella

Mr. Curiosity came across this book as he was looking for something for himself and thought it sounded like a book I would enjoy. I was thrilled to put one of his recommendations on my TBR. I was looking for something non-fantasy to read, and thought this would fit the bill.

Published: 2008

Genre: medical thriller

Length: 288 pages

Setting: Seattle, Washington and Houston, Texas, present day

Summary: Short version: A child dies under Marie’s care and she is devastated Continue reading

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Winterhouse by Ben Guterson

I had heard good things about this book and decided to read it to the kids. It’s set in the winter, so it made it appropriate to read this late in the year.

Published: 2018

Genre: middle grade fiction with a touch of magic

Length: 370 pages

Setting: mostly the Winterhouse hotel, in a northern climate, present day

Summary: Short version: Who can find The Book and decode the secret message first? Continue reading

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Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

I needed an N author for my Reading the Alphabet Challenge. When I saw this book on the shelf, I remembered hearing good things about it and picked it up.

Published: 2014

Genre: fiction

Length: 297 pages

Setting: a small town in Ohio, 1960s-70s

Summary: Short version: The Lee family doesn’t talk to each other Continue reading

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