Flying Witch by Chihiro Ishizuka (Volume #1-3)

Flying Witch is a manga series by Chihiro Ishizuka. I read the first volume last year and am finally finishing it up since since my library has every copy. I'll be positing reviews of three volumes at a time starting with the first three in the series. Volume 1 Cover image from StoryGraphy Synopsis "Makoto … Continue reading Flying Witch by Chihiro Ishizuka (Volume #1-3)

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

Synopsis "Rachel Rubenstein-Goldblatt is a nice Jewish girl with a shameful secret: she loves Christmas. For a decade she's hidden her career as a Christmas romance novelist from her family. Her talent has made her a bestselling author even as her chronic illness has always kept the kind of love she writes about out of … Continue reading The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir, Illustrated by Steenz

Synopsis "The Logan Museum is a mysterious old building practically covered in skulls, and also the new workplace of Celeste "Cel" Walden, a librarian who was let go from her previous job after a mental breakdown. But Cel is desperate to feel useful, and Abayomi Abiola, the Logan Museum's chief curator, is desperate to hire … Continue reading Archival Quality by Ivy Noelle Weir, Illustrated by Steenz

The Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2) by Molly Ostertag

Synopsis "Aster's parents have finally agreed that he can learn witchery with the girls, but he has a lot of catching up to do. So when Grandmother offers her tutoring in exchange for a favor, Aster jumps at the chance - until she asks him to help his great-uncle, Mikasi. Family or no, Aster isn't … Continue reading The Hidden Witch (The Witch Boy #2) by Molly Ostertag

Love is a Revolution by Renée Watson

Synopsis "When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani's birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch … Continue reading Love is a Revolution by Renée Watson

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Synopsis "Chloe Wang is nervous to introduce her parents to her boyfriend, because the truth is, she hasn’t met him yet either. She hired him from Rent for Your ’Rents, a company specializing in providing fake boyfriends trained to impress even the most traditional Asian parents. Drew Chan’s passion is art, but after his parents … Continue reading Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao

Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

Synopsis "Nine-year-old Betita knows she is a crane. Papi has told her the story, even before her family fled to Los Angeles to seek refuge from cartel wars in Mexico. The Aztecs came from a place called Aztlan, what is now the Southwest US, called the land of the cranes. They left Aztlan to establish … Continue reading Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Synopsis "Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor … Continue reading Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Synopsis "Camino Rios lives for the summers, when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this year, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people... In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal's office, where her mother … Continue reading Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

2020 Favorites ~ Children’s, Middle Grade, and Teen

Photo by Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com Hello bookworms! This week I thought it would be fun to do a few roundup posts of some of my favorite reads from this year. Today I'll be starting with Children's, Middle Grade, and Teen books. These were some of my favorites, in no particular order... Children's Books Sulwe … Continue reading 2020 Favorites ~ Children’s, Middle Grade, and Teen