Books of the Month: April 2019

  • 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.

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