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Review: Again, but Better

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November 16, 2019

If you had a chance to do over part of your college experience, would you?
Shane has been doing college all wrong. Pre-med, stellar grades, and happy parents…sounds ideal—but Shane’s made zero friends, goes home every weekend, and romance…what’s that?
Her life has been dorm, dining hall, class, repeat….


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Review: We Met in December

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November 11, 2019

I always have high hopes when a new holiday book comes to my attention. I love the sweet romance, holiday cheer, and just enough conflict to keep things interesting that you always find in these types of books. We Met in December does technically have all those criteria, but…


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Review: Family Trust

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November 8, 2019

With the holiday season upon us, it is the perfect time to read a good family drama. The Family Trust is all of that and more. Family patriarch, Stanely Huang, learns he has pancreatic cancer and is faced with his mortality. Stanley’s family, two grown children, an ex-wife, and…


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Review: The Great Believers

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November 3, 2019

Before I even begin this review, let’s go over the hype for this book, shall we? Here we go…

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction
Winner of the Andrew Carnegie medal
Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction
Winner of the…


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Review: Lost Child

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November 1, 2019

As a former public school teacher, I’m all too familiar with the daily tragedies that exist within society. Torey Hayden made a name for herself decades ago writing about her experiences as a special education teacher. Since then, she moved to England and began volunteering as a therapist at…

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Review: If Only I Could Tell You

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October 31, 2019

Hannah Beckerman’s latest novel is about a family forever transformed by deep secrets. For decades, Audrey has hoped for her two daughters, Lily and Jess, to make amends. She desperately wants her two granddaughters to meet each other. Though Audrey doesn’t know why, Jess refuses to talk to her…


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Review: Visual Galaxy

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October 29, 2019

Five words: the perfect coffee table book! I have recently been fascinated about the bigger universe beyond the earth and because I regret not paying more attention in my freshman year astronomy class,  I was excited to have the honor to read and share my honest review of Visual…


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Review: The Painted Castle

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October 25, 2019

Story: The final book in Kristy Cambron’s Lost Castle trilogy centers around a painting of Queen Victoria. In The Painted Castle, Keira Foley – sister to Quinn and Cormac of The Lost Castle and Castle on the Rise – is asked to authenticate a rare painting of the queen in a relatively scandalous pose. As…


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Review: Finding Christmas

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October 22, 2019

Emmie has Christmas spirit….a lot of it. She plans a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt for her workaholic boyfriend, Grant, that ends with him driving up to find Emmie in Christmas Point, a (you guess it) Christmas-themed town in the mountains above Seattle. When the doorman gives Emmie’s first clue to…


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Review: Invisible as Air

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October 16, 2019

Trigger warning: stillbirth.

A book review, for me, is always a little bit personal. I write about what I think of books based on my own preferences, my own experiences, my own values. You read a book from your own point of view, and your experiences shape what you think…

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