All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely | Book Review

All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely is a superb collaboration between two powerful young adult writers who are able to encapsulate sharp, incisive insight into contemporary issues with their solo books. This book melds that characteristic writing and takes it up to a new level, making the story even more hard hitting […]

Sparkers by Eleanor Glewwe | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To This Audiobook? I am a completionist and so the very first immediate reason that I listened to Sparkers by Eleanor Glewwe is that it was the last remaining audiobook on the iBooks app on my phone. So, I had to finish it to clear out the app. I seriously cannot be […]

Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story Of The Deadliest Cook In America by Susan Campbell Bartoletti | Book Review

Okay, if you are not new to Good Books & Good Wine you know that I love books about diseases. I do not know why I find diseases so interesting, but there it is. If you are new here, HI SORRY IF I SCARED YOU AWAY. Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story Of The Deadliest Cook […]

The Boy In The Black Suit by Jason Reynolds | Book Review

The Boy In  The Black Suit is the second book I’ve read that has been authored by Jason Reynolds. Each time, each book of his I read, I am blown away by his solid, quiet writing and portrayal of life. Make no mistake, I think that Reynolds is going to be an author that you […]

Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche | Book Review

I love when young adult contemporary books have characters who have bigger problems then where they are going for their international senior trip or prom. I loved it when contemporary books feel grounded in a reality that I can somewhat relate to a little bit. Don’t Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche is one of those […]

Monsters Of Men by Patrick Ness | Book Review

There is something special about the Chaos Walking series. These three books – The Knife Of Never Letting Go, The Ask And The Answer, and Monsters Of Men have this way of reaching inside you and revealing universal truths. They have this way of extracting some really serious feels from what feels like your core. To me, these books […]