Book 35: The Art of Lainey

Books: The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
Source: Borrowed ebook
Goal Progress: 35/50 books, 7/12
Rating: 3.5/5

It took me a while to warm up to the book (I hate first person present tense narrative) but I’m glad I stuck with it. It ended up being really cute, Micah was a sweetheart and his sister was awesome (I wish there was more of her in it). Fun to read about Lainey’s journey.

Book 31: The Spark

Book: The Spark by Kristine Barnett
Source:  Borrowed from Library
Goal Progress: 31/50 books, 6/12
Rating: 4/5

I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did. It was a really easy to read book with an interesting narrator and interesting subject matter. I like the point she made about encouraging kids to do what they are interested in and it was interesting to see all the progress she made with other (non genius) children as well as her own. On the other hand, it was difficult to read about their financial situation since I feel like they were being really dumb about it. Also, she could have done a better job of talking about her other children. For a while I thought that maybe her second child had actually died since she stopped mentioning him but nope, he was still there and apparently still very sick but it didn’t seem worthy enough to be mentioned more than a few times.

Book 29: Home Front

Book: Home Front by Hannah Kristin
Source:  Owned
Goal Progress: 29/50 books, 5/12 from my shelf
Rating: 3.5/5

I quite liked it. While I didn’t love the characters at first (both Jolene and Michael were too stuck in their own way of doing things), they really grew on me throughout the book. I especially loved that the dad finally stepped up and became move involved with the girls.

Book 27: Run

Book: Run by Ann Patchett
Source:  Owned
Goal Progress: 27/50 books, 4/12 from my shelf
Rating: 3.5/5

I always enjoy Ann Patchett, she’s a very easy to read author. It’s almost like chick-lit with more substance.