What’s Next on Audio? September 28, 2020

Oooh…do I have a list of audiobooks for you?!? Everything from compelling nonfiction to a Middle Grade classic (with some mythology and YA thrown in for good measure,) I promise you’re going to love this list! I always have an audiobook going in my car and occasionally also listen while I am knitting or crocheting […]

Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins – 3 stars

My son and I were so excited when we heard that Suzanne Collins had written a prequel to the Hunger Games series. We preordered The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes and began reading it as soon as it was released. Having loved The Hunger Games and Catching Fire (we enjoyed Mockingjay a little less) and […]

10 Great Books Waiting on My E-Reader – September 28, 2020

Oooh…I have some GREAT new titles to tell you about that I’m really looking forward to! I can’t wait to wrap up my current list so I can take these books on! I’ve started Untamed and Hamnet and am loving both of those…click over to my list on bookshop.org to grab your copy or read […]

Middle Grade and YA: What’s On My Nightstand? September 28, 2020

I really do love Middle Grade and YA novels and, right now, my nightstand is chock full of titles that I can’t wait to get to! Today’s list contains ten titles that are as varied as they are exciting: everything from a more serious YA look at gender identity and teen love to a fun-filled […]

YA Book Review: It Came From the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti – 4 stars

As many of you who follow my blog regularly already know, I read a lot with my 12-year-old son. He’s a very advanced reader and we’ve been reading together since he was a baby. These days, he’s usually reading something on his own, something for school and something out loud with me. It Came From […]

Oldies but Goodies: Twenty Big Hits from 2017

It’s easy to forget, amongst all the new and shiny titles, that there are a TON of backlist titles that you may not have gotten to yet. To remedy that situation, I’m providing this lists of 20 titles that I read in 2017 and would wholeheartedly recommend! In true Mama Panda form, this list contains […]

What’s on My Nightstand? September 21, 2020

Oooh…this list is exciting. It’s full of Middle Grade, YA, adult and non-fiction titles and there are some REALLY intriguing ones in there! What’s On My Nightstand? September 21, 2020 I have only begun one or two of these but there are specific reasons why I’m excited about each of them! I call those out […]

What I’m Really Reading Now – September 14th edition

I like to share every week what I’m actually reading and enjoying now! This week’s installment contains 5 books – 3 YA and 2 Adult titles. What I’m Reading This Week – September 14, 2020 The YA titles span several different timeframes…the 50s and 60s as well as modern day and are really fun and […]

2018 Was a Very Good Year…for Books!

It’s easy to find new, hot releases that are being touted non-stop! But what if you want to find some solid backlist titles that you haven’t checked out yet? 15 Fabulous Backlist Titles from 2018 I know there were some great books that I read in 2018 that you haven’t explored…so today’s list is all […]

Time to Preorder: 22 Books to Look Forward to in October 2020

Do I have a big list for you today!?! I love to know what’s coming down the pike to read for next month so I’ve created a HUGE list of choices just for you. 22 Books to Love in October 2020 Including Middle Grade, YA, fiction, non-fiction, novellas and essays and a wide variety of […]