Author Archives: Katy K.

About Katy K.

I'm a librarian and book worm who believes that children and adults deserve great books to read.

Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

The story begun in Binti continues with even more depth… Spoiler alert: if you haven’t yet read Binti, you’ll want to do so before reading this review. Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor. Tor, 2017. Binti has achieved the dream she … Continue reading

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The Hate U Give

This is the first book to be published directly because of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement, so of course I had to read it.  My only advice would be to please, don’t do as I do, and listen to this audiobook at … Continue reading

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Always and Forever, Lara Jean

It’s always disorienting coming back to blogging from vacation, but here I am, with another simultaneously light and weighty book by Jenny Han, the closing book in the series that started with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. Always and … Continue reading

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American Street

American Street by Ibi Zoboi. Balzer + Bray, 2017. Teenaged Fabiola was born in the US and raised in Haiti with her mother.  They’ve been working for years to move in with Fabiola’s aunt, Matant Jo, and her three daughters, … Continue reading

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The Lion Hunters Series

Code Name Verity is still on my list of books that I should read, but have been too chicken.  Instead, I’ve been reading Elizabeth Wein’s other books, including Black Dove, White Raven and all of her Arthurian books, which I … Continue reading

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TTT: Top 10 Books from the First Half of 2017

Only one of the three statements above is actually true – can you guess which one?  Top 10 Tuesday hosted by the very busy ladies at the Broke and the Bookish might officially be on hiatus, but I’m still taking … Continue reading

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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground

I loved Rita Williams-Garcia’s Gaither Sister trilogy, so of course I wanted to try her latest book, too. Clayton Byrd Goes Underground by Rita Williams-Garcia. Narrated by Adam Lazarre-White. Amistad, 2017. Young Clayton loves hanging out with grandfather, Cool Papa, … Continue reading

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The Merlin Conspiracy

My son and I have been reading Diana Wynne Jones together, both on audio and me reading aloud to him.  This is the second book in the duology that begins with Deep Secret, which so far only I have read. … Continue reading

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This Savage Song

It seemed like a Sign when this book by an author who was on my Top 10 Fantasy Authors I’ve never Read appeared on the Cybils Young Adult Speculative Fiction shortlist this year. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. Greenwillow … Continue reading

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Guest Post with Sarah of Publishizer

Friends, the Summer Reading Program is still eating my time.  In the meantime, I have a guest post from Sarah White of Publishizer, with a YA book proposal contest she hopes will help diversify YA publishing.  Putting the Readers Back … Continue reading

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