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Monday Book Review: Dear Pope Francis

I received a copy of this book from a friend this past summer. If you haven’t read it already, it’s even cuter than you might imagine! Title: Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World Author: … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The King’s Prey by Susan Peek

We don’t talk enough about mental illness. We stigmatize it and then want to sweep any discussion of it under the rug. So it’s little surprise that I didn’t even know there was a patron saint of the mentally ill … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: St. Magnus, the Last Viking by Susan Peek

Susan Peek is known for writing historical novels based on the lives of lesser-known saints–and boy, does she bring these characters to life! This is my first novel by Susan Peek, and I look forward to reading more. Title: St. … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Winter by Marissa Meyer

I started this book during winter break and didn’t finish for nearly two months. To be fair, I’m working full-time and going to school, and the book is over 800 pages long! Title: Winter Author: Marissa Meyer Genre: science-fiction Age … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Erin’s Ring by Laura H. Pearl

Another YA book I was able to read over winter break (and have finally gotten around to writing the review!) Title: Erin’s Ring Author: Laura H. Pearl Genre: Historical fiction Age group: YA Summary (from back cover): “When thirteen-year-old Molly … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Rosa, Sola by Carmela Martino

Can I resist a middle grade book with an Italian-American main character and lots of Italian vocabulary words sprinkled throughout? No. No, I cannot. 🙂 Title: Rosa, Sola Author: Carmela Martino Age group: middle grade (on the youngish side) Genre: … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Six Dates to Disaster by Cynthia Toney

One of the best parts about winter break is having time to read something other than books for my doctorate program! I’m trying to get through several books this week, so hopefully, I’ll have several more Monday book reviews for … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

In case you missed it, this summer a new Harry Potter book was released. The first thing that needs to be said about the latest Harry Potter book is that it’s not really a book. It’s a play. The second … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean by Britt Leigh

I won this book in a giveaway and was happy to do so since it’s from one of my fellow authors from the Books for Catholic Teens Facebook group. Title: Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean Author: Britt Leigh Genre: … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan Vaught

Every year I try to read the Edgar Award nominees for juvenile and young adult fiction before the winners are announced. Due to time constraints with the doctorate program, I completely failed this year. However, I did manage to read … Continue reading

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