Category Archive: Book Review

May 09

Book Review: The Universe Has Your Back

The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein I wanted to like this book. I wanted to be uplifted by it and feel like I’ve been warmly hugged by a soft and kind woman who tells me everything is going to be okay. So when someone lent me this book, which …

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May 09

Book Review: The Hungry Brain

The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat by Stephan Guyenet I got a recommendation for this from a friend who knew how much I like to read about neurology and nutrition. This book is the intersection of the two. To be more succinct, it’s about how the brain affects how and what …

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May 09

Book Review: In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware The author of this book also wrote The Girl in Cabin 10, which I read earlier this year and quite enjoyed. This psycho-thriller combines the well-known horror trope of a cabin in the woods, and the equally horrifying (but for a different reason) event of a bridal …

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May 01

Book Review: The Dorito Effect

The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor by Mark Schatzker I didn’t have high hopes for the book because the narrator sounded too much like the guy who wrote the Nerdist Way lifestyle book or the guy who wrote Kick your Fat in the Nuts–you know, some minor celebrity who hangs …

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Apr 27

Book Review: Me Before You

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes I’ve never read this author, and generally eschew anything with “romance” in the genre description, but I have to say I loved this book. It’s got everything I want from a novel: drama, tension, a compelling plot, and believable, likeable, complex characters. The audiobook version is nearly 14 hours …

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