Reading by Example.

Curling up with a good book is one of my favorite things to do- whether it be by myself, or with my children. The joy of being transported to another world through a book is such a magical experience, and one I love to share with my little ones. Through our journeys, we also discover how our world relates to our literary adventures. I hope you enjoy discovering new books and lesson ideas as much as my children and I love creating them!

In Another Time

Author: Jillian Cantor Genre: Historical Fiction Page-turner rating: I give this novel a 4/5 on the page-turner rating scale. 5 Reasons to Pick Up In Another Time: 1. A new twist to a popular historical fiction time period, this WWII novel has the tension of Nazi takeover without the devastation of the concentration camps. This…

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Judgment

Author: Joseph Finder Genre: suspense Page-turner Rating: I give this novel 4/5 on the page-turner rating scale. 5 Reasons You’ll Make a Positive Snap Judgment- 1. Are you an “I love watching a train wreck” type of person? Then you’ll love this one because the main character makes train wreck decision after train wreck decision,…

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When We Left Cuba

Author: Chanel Cleeton Genre: historical fiction Page-turner Rating: I give this novel a 5/5 on the page-turner rating scale. 5 Reasons You Should Not Leave Cuba on Your Shelf a Moment Longer: 1. This is the perfect trifecta of suspense, history, and romance. I will admit that the Cuban Missile Crisis is not a period…

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Woman 99

Title: Woman 99 Author: Greer Macallister Genre: historical fiction Page-turner rating: I give this story a 5/5 on the page-turner rating scale. 99 Reasons to Read Woman 99… (and here are the first five)⁣⁣⁣⁣1. If you get a hankering for some suspense and historical fiction all rolled into one- this book is right up your…

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Daughter of Moloka’i

Author: Alan Brennert Genre: Historical Fiction Page-turner rating: I give this novel a 5/5 on the page-turner rating scale. Five Reasons Why Daughter of Moloka’i Should Be Next on Your List to Read:  1. The timeline and accuracy of events is perfectly executed. Plus, this facet of WWII is so underrepresented, that I can do…

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Bittersweet Brooklyn

Author: Thelma Adams Genre: historical fiction Page-turner rating: I give this novel a 3/5 on the page-turner rating scale. Bittersweet Brooklyn is Perfect for You if:  You like mob-ish stories, but don’t want to be caught in the middle of the hard core drama. Bittersweet Brooklyn takes a look at mob life in NYC in…

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Sunday Best

Author: Ann Lineberger Genre: satirical thriller Page-turner rating: I give this novel a 4/5 on the page-turner rating scale. Five Best Reasons About Sunday Best: 1. It is like a Hallmark movie, but with swingers and a sex scandal! For those of you that love Hallmark movies, 🙋‍♀️ this novel reads like one. It’s drama-driven…

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My Lovely Wife

Author: Samantha Downing Genre: psychological thriller Page-turner rating: I give this novel a 5/5 on the page-turner rating scale. Five adjectives other than Lovely to describe My Lovely Wife: . Histrionic- If you’re looking for something “next level” that pulls out all the bells and whistles, look no further. This one has it all: deception,…

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American Spy

Title: American Spy Author: Lauren Wilkenson Genre: historical thriller Page-turner rating: I give this novel a 3/5 on the page-turner rating scale. Five Reasons I’m on the fence about American Spy: 1. I consider the title false advertising. I walked into this novel anticipating a spy novel, but what I got was a literary fiction….

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Say You’re Sorry

Title: Say You’re Sorry Author: Karen Rose Genre: Thriller Pages: 624 pages Page-turner Rating: I give this novel a 3/5 on the page-turner rating scale. Five Reasons Why I’m Sorry My Opinion is Unpopular: 1. I like big books, and I cannot lie… but when the big book feels like it contains too much of…

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