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Review: It Takes Two — Our Story

By on November 17, 2017

As anyone who follows my Goodreads can quickly note, I’m a sucker for author-read celebrity memoir(ish) audiobooks. My latest choice was It Takes Two: Our Story, by Jonathan and Drew Scott.

One of my guilty pleasures is watching HGTV when I’m visiting my family at home in Minnesota. I haven’t…


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Review: Hiddensee

By on November 11, 2017

Hiddensee: A Tale of the Once and Future Nutcracker is by Gregory Maguire, the author of Wicked. I’ve not read Wicked (although I’ve wanted to), so I was definitely looking forward to this one!

About Hiddensee
• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (October 31, 2017)

From the author of the beloved #1…


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Review: Daily Kindess

By on November 8, 2017

Why: Honestly, I start feeling depressed when I dig into current events in the United States and around the world. From natural disasters to man-made Twitter storms, there is just so much negativity that I start to feel tired and heavy. When Daily Kindness (a National Geographic book) came…

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Review: We Need to Talk

By on November 3, 2017

We Need to Talk by Celeste Headlee was so incredibly timely for me as I just started a fully remote job that requires me to communicate with coworkers and clients through digital channels.

I’ve always been an early adopter of new technology. It all excites me. I had never thought negatively…


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Review: Start Without Me

By on October 27, 2017

Imagine a couple dysfunctional families, Thanksgiving Day, and a concealed pregnancy resulting from infidelity, and you’ve got Start Without Me by Joshua Max Feldman.

The story happens over the course of one day, which happens to be Thanksgiving. Two strangers meet in a hotel bar, and from there, their stories…


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Review: Paper Butterflies

By on October 26, 2017

Annie, another LQ contributor, works for a publishing company in Minneapolis and asked if one of us would be interested in reviewing the YA novel Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield. Everyone else wrote back and said they’re not fans of YA or didn’t have time. That left me! I…


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Review: The Lauras

By on October 22, 2017

This novel is about identity, growing up, complicated relationships, and wandering the country to discover and rectify old secrets, among other things. I thought it was really well done!

In The Lauras, Alex’s mom pulls Alex out of bed in the night, and they leave Alex’s father behind on a…


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Review: The Crows of Beara

By on October 20, 2017

The Crows of Beara, by Julie Christine Johnson, takes place in rural, windswept Ireland. As someone interested in all things Irish — especially the landscape — this book appealed to me immediately.

The main character, Annie, is an American public relations specialist and recovering alcoholic. Her personal life is…


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Review: My Life in France

By on October 17, 2017

I recently found myself at the library with a hole in my TBR list. Although I have plenty of books at home I’ve not read, I decided to browse the shelves in the memoir section. After looking through several shelves, I saw Julia Child and knew without a doubt…

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Review: The Fire By Night

By on October 13, 2017

About The Fire By Night
A powerful and evocative debut novel about two American military nurses during World War II that illuminates the unsung heroism of women who risked their lives in the fight—a riveting saga of friendship, valor, sacrifice, and survival combining the grit and selflessness of Band of…

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