Category Archives: 31DAYS

#31DaysOfBooks: Kathleen Burkinshaw

Kathleen Recommends: Paper Wishes by Lois Sepahban I’m part of a 2016 debut author group called The Sweet Sixteens. I was lucky to read many fantastic ARCs of fellow members. One ARC, PAPER WISHES by Lois Sepahban described how a

#31DaysOfBooks: Joyce Davis

Joyce Recommends: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson I choose The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson because her deft narrative storytelling of

#31DaysOfBooks: Laura Shovan

Laura Recommends: Izzy Kline Has Butterflies by Beth Ain I love novels-in-verse because they encourage a deep connection between the reader and the narrator of the story. Izzy Kline handles changes in her family and friendships with a lot of

#31DaysOfBooks: Michele Weber Hurwitz

Michele Weber Hurwitz Recommends: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate My absolute favorite middle grade book that can and should be read by everyone. Based on real events and narrated by Ivan, a gorilla who’s been in a

#31DaysOfBooks: Sonya Mukherjee

Sonya Recommends: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio Full disclosure: I.W. Gregorio is one of my long-time critique partners. But I picked this book because of its emotional, engaging, and well-researched treatment of living with physical difference, and how

#31DaysOfBooks: Yasmin Shiraz

Yazmin Recommends: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon This book shows the co-dependency between parents and children. It also shows how young people sometimes have to be stronger than their parents and strong for their parents. Where can you find Yasmin?

#31DaysOfBooks: Meg Eden

Meg Recommends: Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index by Julie Israel A fellow 2017 debut, really love this book and related to its complex characters. Screwtape Letters by CS Lewis A classic favorite, I love it not only as a Christian for

#31DaysOfBooks: Myron Campbell

Myron Recommends: The Contract by Derek Jeter I recommend this one because it shows your child how not to give up on something they really want out of life. It also shows them what’s needed to be successful.   The

#31DaysOfBooks: Tracy Chiles McGhee

Tracy Recommends: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston I adore Mama Zora, as I call her, not just for her prolific writing, both rich in culture and deft and beautiful in language but also for her independence

#31DaysOfBooks: Terry Maggert

Terry Recommends: Division of the Marked by March McCarron It’s a Victorian fantasy set in a world that blends Asia and the West. People are granted powers (gifts) that make them more than human, and forced to choose a side