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Review: The Islanders

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June 14, 2019

I was attracted to Meg Mitchell Moore’s The Islanders because it seemed like a light, beach-y read—perfect for summer and getting me out of my reading slump. It follows three main characters on Block Island, an island off the East Coast. Joy, the owner of a cafe specializing in…


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Review: Realm by Alexandrea Weis

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June 10, 2019

When her homeland is conquered by the mighty Alexander the Great, Roxana—the daughter of a mere chieftain—is torn from her simple life and thrown into a world of war and intrigue.

Terrified, the sixteen-year-old girl of renowned beauty is brought before the greatest ruler the world has ever known. Her…


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Review: Resistance Women

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May 31, 2019

Story: Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini is a story of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. More specifically, this is a work of fiction based on the real life of Mildred Fish Harnack, her husband Arvid, and the work that they, and their group of friends, did to subvert the Nazi…


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Review: The Desert Sky Before Us

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May 29, 2019

I think a good word to describe this book is “unusual” – in a good way!

Two sisters, one fresh out of jail for setting a fire in a library (Billie) and one former NASCAR driver (Rhiannon), are grieving their mother. A famous paleontologist studying stegosaurus plates, their mother was…


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Review: The Overdue Life of Amy Byler

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May 6, 2019

Hold on to your bookish pants, people. This book has books on the cover. Yep, this is a book about a bookish person – a librarian, to be exact.

I want to preface this review by admitting that I was wrong about this type of book. A year ago, if…


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Review: How We Disappeared

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April 30, 2019

Why do we read stories of unimaginable suffering? Why do we revisit the pain, heartache, and shame others experience in their darkest times? I found myself asking these questions as I read debut author Jing-Jing Lee’s novel How We Disappeared. The answer is always the same: to remember, to honor,…


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Review: Castle on the Rise

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April 25, 2019

Story: As the second title in author Kristy Cambron’s Lost Castle Novel series, Castle on the Rise follows a similar construction to its predecessor, The Lost Castle. Three strong women are connected over generations by the ruins of a castle on the Irish Sea. In the 1790s, Maeve finds herself caring…


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Spring Mini Reviews

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April 23, 2019

I’ve been reading but haven’t had time to write “real” reviews lately, so here are a few mini ones! Have you read any of these? Please let me know what you thought in the comments!
American War
This book was so totally outside of what I’d ever choose for myself, but…


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Review: Beyond the Point

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April 15, 2019

In Beyond the Point, Claire Gibson gives us a glimpse into West Point and the lives of three women in the military.

Dani is strong, athletic and confident. Her basketball talent and intelligence promise to take her far. She makes fast friends and seems to navigate the male-dominated school…


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Review: The Hunting Party

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March 27, 2019

Finally.

Some time away. A relaxing trip to the Scottish Highlands, just you and your friends.

It’s supposed to be fun.

But there’s tension in the air, and soon you realize you’re stuck in a remote wilderness with people you don’t actually know very well at all.

The Hunting Party by…

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