The Guncle by Steven Rowley

The Guncle

The Guncle by Steven Rowley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved it! I had this book sitting on my TBR list for ages and finally picked it up because a bookclub was about to read it. I didn’t make the deadline or the bookclub meeting, but I still felt it was worth reading.

There were so many funny lines in it. I found myself laughing out loud so many times. I don’t mean to say that it was a fluffy comedic book, because it did have a lot of touching moments in it.

I loved it and would recommend it highly.

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book! I knew that Mrs. Christie had disappeared for 11 days in 1926, and that we still don’t know what happened at that time. I knew it was speculative fiction, but I wasn’t expecting it to read so realistically.

Another thing I loved… and I am repeating LOVED… is that there were discussion questions at the end, which makes this perfect for a book club discussion.

Wonderful work, Ms. Benedict! I’ve enjoyed your other books, and I look forward to reading more of them in the future.

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Candide by Voltaire

Candide

Candide by Voltaire
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I picked this up for classics bookclub. I had been told that it was funny in a satirical way. I didn’t find it funny, though. There were a lot of topics that made me uncomfortable. I think, though, that it was satire, but it didn’t age well.

I look at this as a book that I’ve read, but don’t have to ever read again. It really didn’t stand the test of time.

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It’s Raining Tacos! by Parry Gripp

It's Raining Tacos!

It’s Raining Tacos! by Parry Gripp
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you haven’t seen the YouTube video that this book was based on, please look it up. You’ll have the song stuck in your head forever.

The story is about going on to a new plan when the original plan doesn’t work. Something always comes around to save the day.

I recommend both the book and the video.

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Where’s My Joey? by Wendy Monica Winter

Where's My Joey?

Where’s My Joey? by Wendy Monica Winter
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beautiful illustrations go with a beautiful story.

As the mother kangaroo is looking for her joey, it kind of reminded me of myself looking for my keys that are in my hand or for my cell phone while I’m talking on it. A child wouldn’t understand that, but the person reading to the child would.

This is a cute bedtime story that would be enjoyed by the reader and the child.

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Escargot by Dashka Slater

Escargot

Escargot by Dashka Slater
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I wasn’t thrilled about the story and plot of this story, but the illustrations are wonderful.

I kept thinking that the snail, since he was at a picnic, would end up being part of the meal instead of eating it. It caused a little stress for me, especially since part of the illustration including the snail slime across the table. Ew.

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