- Ember Falls, SD Smith, children’s fantasy ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is the second book in the Green Ember trilogy. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had not just finished The Wingfeather Saga. They’re fairly similar, and I think The Wingfeather Saga is much better. I do enjoy the characters in these books, although I started to lose track of some of them.
- Chocolate Cream Pie Murder, Joanne Fluke, mystery ⭐️⭐️⭐️
These books are so bad but for some reason I keep reading them. This is the latest Hannah Swensen book. It was mildly entertaining and I would like to try some of the recipes that were included.
- Ember Rising, SD Smith, children’s fantasy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is the last book in the series, and in my opinion, by far the best. I read it in about 24 hours because I was enjoying it so much. Then I got to the ending that is not really an ending, which is even more frustrating after just experiencing that with The Wingfeather Saga. I need to go find a book to read with an acceptable amount of closure now.
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond, nonfiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This book follows several different families living in Milwaukee and the effects eviction has on them. The stories are true and heartbreaking. It opened my eyes to a reality that I don’t know much about, and reveals yet another broken system. It jumps around from story to story and there is quite a large cast of characters, so that made it difficult for me to be invested in any particular story.