Class Mom, by Laurie Gelman

Class MomClass Mom by Laurie Gelman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book. I had read a few heavy books in a row and needed something lighter. This was a story about a mom with two kids in college and a kindergartener, roped into a school job because she had the experience. The story even had a little mystery in it.

It was a fun book that didn’t take long to get through. I am looking forward to the sequel which comes out in July.

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was assured by a friend that this was a good book. If I hadn’t been given that assurance, I would have put the book down early on. It had a very slow start. It kind of dragged along for a while, and by the time it picked up, I needed to know how it ended.

I was not surprised by the ending, but I didn’t know how we were going to get there. It kept me guessing in that sense.

It was not one of my favorite books of this year, but I’m glad I got it finished before the movie. I do think it would translate to the big screen well.

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Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I kept hearing about what a wonderful book this was. I finally, after many months, managed to get it from the library. From the very beginning, it kept my attention. All the way to the end, it kept me guessing. I truly enjoyed the book.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! I kept hearing about what a wonderful book this was. I finally, after many months, managed to get it from the library. From the very beginning, it kept my attention. All the way to the end, it kept me guessing. I truly enjoyed the book.

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Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I liked the message in this book. It was thought provoking. But… a lot of liberties were taken with the way the medical field works these days. I understand that certain things had to happen to get the ball rolling to make the story move along. Being in the medical field, it bothered me enough to almost put it down. Paper charts? Post it notes in the chart? Patient charts have been required to be computerized since 2015, and most hospitals made the changes before then. No patient advocate, social worker, or hospital lawyer stepping in when the patient makes an usual request barring healthcare workers from caring for the patient? These steps are put in place to protect both the patient and the staff. I had to put that stuff in the back of my brain to continue the book.

The rest of the book was good. It made me think. I am sure pieces of it will be popping into my brain on and off over the next few weeks

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The Fire Truck Who Got Lost, by Colin Eldred-Cohen

I read this because my friend’s boyfriend wrote it.  I heard about it and decided that my nephew would enjoy it.  I had to read it to make sure that he’d like it.  And, because if there are words, I’ll read it.

 

The Fire Truck Who Got Lost

The Fire Truck Who Got Lost by Colin Eldred-Cohen

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an adorable children’s book. I loved it! It’s a story about being little and trying to help out, and about keeping an eye out for your loved ones. Barnabus used his skills to get help, and even though he was too little to do a lot, he got the job done!

I look forward to reading the novel that Mr. Eldred-Cohen is writing.

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