9 Books for the Littlest Readers

Perhaps you’ve noticed, perhaps you haven’t, but Kim has been MIA on Bookburger the past few weeks. She’s on maternity leave! In honor of her sweet new arrival, I’ve decided to put together a list of my favorite books for babies. These are books we owned and loved when we had little ones, and I…

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

In anticipation of the movie coming out this November, I thought it was time to re-read Murder on the Orient Express.  I actually had this thought way back in July, but what with moving and then having to wait for the book to come on hold for me at the library (apparently 38 people had…

Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon

Running Barefoot came highly recommended to me, but I was a little nervous to read it simply because it was shelved in the Romance section.  I am always wary of romance novels, in part because I like a clean read (meaning I’m a prude [and I’m proud of it]), and in part because they have…

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

On her 21st birthday, Nell’s father, Hugh, finally discloses the truth about her origins: she was found at 4 years old, waiting at the Australian port where Hugh worked, with no memory of who she was waiting for or where she came from, only carrying a small suitcase which contained a beautifully illustrated book of…

What’s Next?

September is one of those few months this year that has 5 Fridays, so today I’m posting a little bonus material. This is a book review blog, so we are always writing about the books we’ve read. Today you get to see some of the books I want to read. Straight from my to-read list,…

My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems

Last week I was chatting with Kim and casually mentioned the Elephant and Piggie books.  She gave me a blank stare.  “You know, the ones by Mo Willems.  You do know Mo Willems, right?”  More blank staring.  At that moment I knew my next review would be a Mo Willems book, because he is the…

Birth Traditions & Modern Pregnancy Care by Jacqueline Vincent Priya

  Since I’m due with baby #2 in a couple weeks, I’ve been voraciously reading through my midwife’s library of pregnancy and birth books. Most of them have been pretty standard fare about what to expect and tips on coping with labor–the usual self-help stuff. And while several of the books have shifted my paradigm…

List: 10 Utah Authors

In case you hadn’t noticed, things have been dark on Bookburger for the past couple of weeks.  The reason: Shannon was moving!  We decided that in honor of her move back to Utah, we would highlight some of our favorite Utah authors.   Usually we are all about the books rather than the authors around…

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

It’s been 733 days since Jessie’s mom died, 45 days since her dad eloped with a stranger he met on the internet, 30 days since they moved across the country to California, and 7 days since she started an intimidating (and ultra rich) prep school when an email arrives. A person calling themselves Somebody Nobody…

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Albert Einstein is the most famous scientist of the 20th century.  His name is synonymous with genius.  But what if his wife played a more integral part in his groundbreaking theories than we previously thought?  What if his “miracle year” was made possible because of her?  What if the true genius was a virtually unknown…