Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult

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Book Review: Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult https://youtu.be/94hIsXTPL-4 Check out Wish You Were Here This book pulled me in and took me away. I was so involved in the lives of the characters, to the point where I was unreasonably upset about some aspects of this story –

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Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars

Book Cover for Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah

Book Review: Where the Forest Meets the Stars Check out Where the Forest Meets the Stars I opened this book knowing nothing about it but the fact that I love the author’s nature photos on Instagram and what you see on the cover, including the first few words of the

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Book Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

Black Cake

Book Review: Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson Check out Black Cake Expansive and tender, Black Cake is perfect for book clubs. A page-turner written mostly in vignettes that flit from past to present, person to person, it also allows moments for quiet contemplation. It’s an exploration of the intermixing of

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Book Review: Wahala by Nikki May

Wahala by Nikki May

Book Review: Wahala by Nikki May Check out Wahala May writes with sharp perception of the roles of women, the struggle, the striving, the dissatisfaction, and the longing for something more—that greener grass. When really, the grass you have is probably what you wanted all along—it’s just sometimes hard to

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Book Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty

Book Review: Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty Check out Apples Never Fall An engaging and intriguing exploration of the dynamics of family, along with generational pain and expectation. Moriarty’s characterization is amazing! Each character, each voice, so well-developed and explored, absolutely leaping from the page. I feel this book

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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

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Book Review: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel Check out Station Eleven This is one of the most beautiful and memorable books I’ve read in a long time. Mandel is a true artist and storyteller, who weaves this tale with such apparent ease, it’s breath-taking. As I turned the

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Book Review: The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams

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Book Review: The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adams Check out The Reading List This read was like a warm book-loving hug. Adams did a brilliant job of drawing us into the characters’ lives and world. It reminds the reader of the power of story to influence and shape our

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Book Review: The Rise of Light by Olivia Hawker

The Rise of Light by Olivia Hawker

Book Review: The Rise of Light by Olivia Hawker https://youtu.be/HqW8_N3xuUE Check out The Rise of Light It’s not often I find a book that moved me the way this one does. Hawker’s ability to delve into the mind of characters I otherwise may have found despicable or pathetic is awe-inducing.

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Book Review of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Book Review: Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid https://youtu.be/1hT_4kGc7DQ Check out Such a Fun Age An engaging and complex book with complicated and layered characters, while also remaining a fast-paced and entertaining read. The micro and macro aggressions made for moments of discomfort, revelation, and the opportunity to turn

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Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner

Book Review: The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner https://youtu.be/dK2CiJrbwq4 Check out The Lost Apothecary For me, The Lost Apothecary was ALL about the historical timeline, though I still enjoyed the contemporary thread. The novel had me captivated as it explored themes of motherhood, female relationships, and empowerment, all in the

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