Ruby Bridges: Get to Know the Girl Who Took a Stand for Education by M. Michelle Derosier

Ruby Bridges: Get to Know the Girl Who Took a Stand for Education

Ruby Bridges: Get to Know the Girl Who Took a Stand for Education by M. Michelle Derosier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book has a lot of information. The previous books I have read about Ruby Bridges were very basic. I am working on finding out more information and this book helped a lot, even though it was directed at children. I would recommend this one over the other books about the desegregation of schools and how Ruby Bridges handled herself in the process. 

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A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Surprise Endings

I picked this up for bookclub. I never would have picked it up otherwise. I never really got into it. The entire time I was reading it, I kept getting like I missed something. I eventually looked up the summary online, and found that I wasn’t missing the major points, but that the book was just wordy. 

A lot of the people in bookclub loved it, and it seemed to be the wordiness that they enjoyed, as descriptive as it was. It was a turn off to me. I. Would only recommend this to someone who had a lot of free time and enjoyed poetry. It was not the book for me, though. 

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I joined this week. I have three books to read and review for them. As I review more, I can request more books to read and review. I am hoping it works out the way I want it to. The books I have received so far seem very interesting, and I got the badge that I posted above. Time will tell!

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante

My Brilliant Friend

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I had heard a lot about this book from many people. Most were recommending it for bookclub. I was a little confused by the beginning, but once I put that part aside in my mind, I finally got into the book. 

The ending left me hanging a bit, but, then again, it was book one in a series. I don’t know if I liked this enough to continue with the series, so I’ll have to think about it until book 2 lands in my lap, somehow. 

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