BOOK REVIEW: The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa

TITLE: The German Girl Image result for the german girl
AUTHOR: Armando Lucas Correa
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: When Anna Rosen gets a mysterious package from an estranged Cuban relative, she is met with a long family history that begins in Nazi Germany.
GENRE: Historical Fiction | Holocaust | World War II
RATING: 3.5/5
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Reading Wrap Up: July 2018

July was not a great month for reading, in fact I barely read anything. It was a busy month between quitting job, applying for new jobs, and getting old jobs again. Not to mention I graduated at the end of the month, there’s a wedding coming soon (not mine), hopefully a new and better job, and not to mention the general stress all of these new life changes create.

All of which caused a major reading slump for the majority of the month. It wasn’t until the last week of July that I actually started reading again and finished four books. Sounds like a lot but it isn’t, not when half of them have pictures in them and one of them was an audiobook.

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BOOK REVIEW: Kindred by Octavia Butler

TITLE: Kindred Image result for kindred octavia butler
AUTHOR: Octavia Butler
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Dana is a black woman living in the 1970s happily married to Kevin (who’s white), when she’s suddenly transported to the antebellum south in Maryland.
GENRE: Science Fiction | Historical Fiction | Neo-Slave Narrative
RATING: 4.5/5
NOTE: Not for younger readers because it had several scenes depicting violence, mention of rape, and frequent use of the N word.
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BOOK REVIEW: The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

TITLE: The Last Neanderthal Image result for the last neanderthal book
AUTHOR: Claire Cameron
SUMMARY: Girl is a Neanderthal living one of her worst seasons yet, meanwhile in the present Rose is coping with her impending motherhood and stressful job as an paleo-archeologist
GENRE: Fiction | Historical Fiction
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BOOK REVIEW: The Dandelion Years by Erica James

TITLE: The Dandelion Years
AUTHOR: Erica James
RATING: 2/5
TWO SENTENCE SUMMARY: Saskia is still grieving the loss of her mother and grandmothers when she meets Matthew, who is grieving the loss of his mentor Jacob. Together they discover a hidden journal in one of Jacob’s numerous books, where they both discover his romantic past amidst World War II. Continue reading

BOOK REVIEW: June by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

TITLE: June
AUTHOR: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore
RATING: 3.5/5 (Very unsure about giving it this)
TWO SENTENCE SUMMARY: Cassie’s life is turned upside down when she finds out she might be the heir to a Hollywood actor’s fortune. In alternating time periods, Cassie tries to discover more about her grandmother’s past. Continue reading