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May 31

Book Review: One Plus One

One Plus One by Jojo Moyes This book is exactly what I was hoping for from a Jojo Moyes novel: emotionally poignant, heart warming and heartbreaking by turns, with relatable, believable characters. It is, at its heart, a romance novel. Jess, the female protagonist, is kind of manic, the sort of woman who seems to …

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May 31

Book Review: Spoonbenders

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory I got this book as an audiobook from audible and very much enjoyed it. The narrator had a very pleasant voice and he didn’t do falsettos for the women. A couple of the characters had thick Chicago accents while the others were more neutral. You could say this story is a …

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May 31

Book Review: Tess of the Road

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman As with so many things in life, the strength of this book is also its weakness. This coming-of-age story has deep philosophy from many angles: purity and shame, wholeness and individuality, mysticism and the quest for knowledge. It’s not just a story about a girl who runs away …

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Apr 24

Book Review: Behind Her Eyes

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough I had this book on my “to read” list forever and found a hardback at the local library. It seems like the kind of thing I’d just adore, promising twists and turns and deep schemes. I was expecting Girl on the Train, or even Gone Girl, or maybe the …

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Apr 11

Book Review: What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty I have really been enjoying Moriarty’s work. This is the third book of hers I’ve read/listened to (I listened to the audiobook of this one) and while it wasn’t as hard-hitting as Big Little Lies or The Husband’s Secret, I still found it enjoyable. I think Moriarty’s strength is …

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