Book Review: Americana by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I think this book was supposed to be provocative, and I think the author tried her very best to be insightful… but it just wasn’t either of those things.  

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Book Review: The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey

I think we might have the next Twilight (but better) or Hunger Games (but a little worse) on our hands!

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Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

I don’t know how he does it, but Hosseini has done it again; that is, rocked my world with yet another touching, beautifully written novel.  Somehow I think he understands what it is to be human a little bit more than the rest of us.

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Book Review: The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom

The story of The Kitchen House begins at its end – with a young woman and terrified child happening upon a lifeless body swinging from a high tree branch, the ashes of a scorched plantation house smoldering in the background.  How did it come to this?

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Book Review: Devil’s Knot – The True Story of the West Memphis Three by Mara Leveritt

Apparently, modern day witch hunts do exist.  In case you haven’t heard the story of the West Memphis Three, now is your chance to read all about it before it is released as a movie later this year.

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Book Review: Man Up! Tales of My Delusional Self Confidence by Ross Matthews

Ross Matthews is right about one thing – any self-confidence he feels about his writing skills is without a doubt delusional.  He’d have to be out of his mind to think that readers will actually be entertained by the garbage he passes off as a book.

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Book Review: The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer

Yes, this might possibly be (i.e., definitely is) yet another World War II book review that you by now have probably come to expect from me; but before you groan in utter dismay, tell me the last time you read about cougars (i.e., those “mature” woman that essentially rob the cradle in the name of […]

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Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I am really struggling to come up with an introduction that does this book justice, because to me, Me Before You was perfection. 

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Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowel

You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be thankful no one ever called you raghead because they think your ginger hair is reminiscent of a woman’s monthly visitor.

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Book Club in Session: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

What do you do when the fate of humanity rests on the shoulders of one small boy?  Choose it for book club and discuss it, of course!

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