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 […]

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 […]

11 Books I Read and Loved in 2019!

2019 was a great reading year for me and I can’t overlook the opportunity to introduce you to all the great books I read. Books I Read and Loved in 2019 They span the gamut from sweet Middle Grade novels to gritty, Southern adult fiction but every book I mention here was fantastic and memorable! […]

The Books I Can’t Wait to Read in August/September 2020!

So many great books come out with ‘Back to School’ and there are a ton that I’ve been waiting to read. Today, I thought I’d share that list with you so that you can order them or reserve them at your local library! August and September 2020 Books That I’m Excited About I’ve started 3 […]

My Favorite Books of 2020 So Far!

Here’s my list of the best books I’ve read in 2020 to date. There are some really great reads here and I can’t wait to hear what you thought of them. What else have you read this year that I should take on to round out my year? Literary fiction, memoir, essays, middle grade, and […]

What to Read with Your Middle Grade Reader!

I’ve created my first list on Bookshop.org and I’m so excited to share it with you today! Head over to What to Read With Your Middle Grade Reader to check out a list of books that I read with my 12-year-old son that we really enjoyed! You know I’m famous for loving Middle Grade fiction […]

Two Book Reviews! The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley – 4.5 stars!

Let me start off by saying that my experience has been that it’s fairly rare to find a book and its sequel that are equally well written and compelling. However, I’m happy to say that The War That Saved My Life and The War I Finally Won by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley are solid exceptions to […]

Don’t Forget! Mama Panda Bear Virtual Book Club 2nd Meeting – July 15th at 8:00 pm EDT.

You still have time to read All of Us with Wings for our July 15th virtual book club meeting! I’ll be setting up a Google Hangout for the meeting and will get that info published closer to the date. Listen to this though: a little birdie told me that the author of our book selection, […]

Book Review: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen – 5 stars

I’m not sure how I’ve gotten so far in my life without reading this book, but I was definitely missing out. My son read this one for school and really enjoyed it so I decided to give it a spin! I was really glad I did. Written as a Middle Grade read, I found this […]

Book Review: York: The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby – 4 stars

I had heard such wonderful things about Laura Ruby’s York: The Shadow Cipher! And, knowing that the 2nd book in the series, York: The Clockwork Ghost was releasing on May 14th, I just had to dig into it and find out what all the fuss was about! I really was not disappointed! This book was […]