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Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982154615
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - October 27th, 2020

I CANNOT recommend this book enough! "Group" reads like a novel while also being incredibly insightful. Christie is able to articulate a reality that myself, and i am sure others, haven't quite been able to express to those closest to us. I think this book will help a lot of people realize that not only are there probably things they haven't let themselves face yet but also show them that their feelings are normal and natural. I for one am going to recommend this from now on to anyone i think might benefit from Christie's journey which i think will be just about anyone.


The Book of Two Ways: A Novel Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781984818355
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Published: Ballantine Books - September 22nd, 2020

It isn't every day you fall in love with a book, even one that deals with death - both old and new. At first, Dawn is going to college to be an archaeologist, writing her dissertation about the Book of Two Ways. Instructions for the Egyptian dead of long ago to find their way to the afterlife, usually being written in hieroglyphics inside the coffin. That is until Dawn learns of her mother dying and that changes her course in life into which she becomes a death doula, who help people with their final wishes and care. But she always wonders about what might have been. There is so much you learn from reading this book and will treasure forever. This one is definitely one of my top 5 for 2020.


The Second Home: A Novel Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250239341
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 2nd, 2020

All three of the main characters were relatable in their own way. I was surprised with how much I began to care about each of them. You don't have to be a person that grew up in a vacation home on a beach to relate to their story or to enjoy turning every page to find out what happens next in their lives.


Take Me Apart: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374272616
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Published: MCD - April 28th, 2020

This is not your standard thriller. While there is a good mystery that unwinds as you read other important themes play a part: relationship dynamics, expectations and the pressure that comes with that, and how society responds to those with mental health. I enjoyed the points of view the author used to tell this story: Kate, as she searches through Miranda’s life and then through the archives of Miranda Brand. The author does a wonderful job writing the characters so they are really women you are rooting for. If you enjoy the thriller/mystery genre I think you’ll love this book. It’s a thriller with a very relatable human element


The Last Lecture Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781401323257
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Published: Hachette Books - April 8th, 2008

Trouble the Saints: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250175342
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Published: Tor Books - July 21st, 2020

In a way, this book hails back to W.E.B. du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk” in that there is a ton of double consciousness evident throughout. The protagonist is continually looking back and forth between her Harlem and Downtown NY lives, the old ways of juju and the new mob, and certainly the two-tones of color she alternately flashes or hides. This was a challenge for me to start to read, as it seemed so far out of my normal realm of experience. Yet not so far or as difficult to comprehend, once I’d begun the journey. The protagonist character is quite well developed, but Vic, the main antagonist, and other like Walter, Gloria, and even Dev remain largely (intentionally?) in the shadows.


American Dirt (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250209764
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Published: Flatiron Books - January 21st, 2020

A excellent read about a mother and her son trying to escape mexico to get away from a drug cartel hot on their heels and looking to silence them. SRM


The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

 A cunning serial killer who used the 1893 World’s Fair to lure his victims to their death. Murder, magic, and madness at the World’s Fair that changed America. True Crime RH


Fangirl: A Novel Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781250042613
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Published: Wednesday Books - November 6th, 2018

Cath was to adjust to not only life away from home but also without her twin always being there - My favorite love story! MG


Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781400201655
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Published: Thomas Nelson - February 6th, 2018

The central theme of this book: “You and only you are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are” (Rachel Hollis). Ok, so what are the lies we tell ourselves and what is the truth we need to hear? Grab the book and find out. You won’t be disappointed. Bob


Ender's Game (The Ender Saga #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812550702
Published: Tor Science Fiction - July 15th, 1994

 Training kids much earlier the human race prepares to fight a war with an alien race. Great SciFi read and is the beginning of a series. Still a wholesome stand alone read. SRM


Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft Cover Image
By Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator), Robert Crais (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781600103841
Published: IDW Publishing - August 18th, 2009

A greaphic novel written by the son of Stephen King, This great series tells the story of magical keys each with a unique ability and one family's past catching up with them. A Series has been made for netflix with the same title. SRM


Three Women Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451642292
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - July 9th, 2019

Non-Fiction work is a compulsive read. Lisa puts together words that bring to life thoughts and desires we have all felt, but been afraid to express. Sloane, Maggie, and Lina’s stories will leave you wanting more. One of these lady’s stories is about a North Dakota woman.


The Reckoning: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984819581
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Published: Bantam - June 18th, 2019

Awesome spellbinding going into World War II History. Graphic details of the Bataan Death March.


All Quiet on the Western Front: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780449213940
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 12th, 1987

A graphic first-person telling of World War One from the German perspective. Not normally my kind of read but I thoroughly enjoyed it. SRM


The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Five Novels in One Outrageous Volume Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345453747
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Published: Del Rey - April 30th, 2002

A comedic science fiction. Perfect for anyone looking to take a break from all the seriousness of the day!


John Adams Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780743223133
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 3rd, 2002

I feel like every student should give this a try, the amount of things i learned about john adams blew my mind!


The Tourist: A Novel (Milo Weaver #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250160362
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Published: Minotaur Books - November 7th, 2017

 

The first in a thrilling trilogy this book is great for anyone who likes a good spy novel. SRM


The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781492671527
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - May 7th, 2019

Great read! Medical intrigue! 1930s history of Appalachia - you’ll love it!


Throne of Glass Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781619630345
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - May 7th, 2013

The 100 Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780316234498
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2014

Read this after watching four seasons of the show with the same name on CNN. I’ll say that the book is different from the show. 100 Children are banished from their castle in the sky. In hopes of finding a way for humanity to return home. The book and the three that follow are a must read for all science fiction fans. Bob


The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780767913737
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Published: Anchor - October 10th, 2006

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416972198
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 6th, 2009

An autobiography of one person's journey through the cycle of addiction, recovery and relapse. well written and a good look into what it really means to be an addict and go through recovery. a movie has been made from this book and it's partner book written by the author's father. Its called "beautiful boy" SRM


The Heroin Diaries: Ten Year Anniversary Edition: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501187544
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Published: MTV Books - October 24th, 2017

A great read from Nikki Sixx talking about his life in the band Motley Crue and a very personal view into his life as an addict while also being famous. SRM


Highfire: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062938558
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Published: Harper Perennial - January 28th, 2020

truthfully i started reading this not expecting it to be humorous. I went in expecting something similar to artemis fowl but was still pleasantly surprised. its a fun read


Impulse Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781416903574
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Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - May 20th, 2008

A realistic fiction book about several teens in a treament center for depression and other mental health issues. Very relatable while also very shocking. SRM


Eligible: A modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780812980349
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - April 18th, 2017

If you’re a fan of Jane Austen, you’ll most likely enjoy this modern and a bit more explicit retelling of her most beloved novel “Pride and Prejudice”. MG


Zoo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455591237
Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 26th, 2015

Animals talking over the world. Nuff said. SRM


We Need New Names: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316230841
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 20th, 2014

A child growing up in impoverished parts of Zimbabwe, the meaning of poverty differing widely from those of the wealthier people in the area. Sent to America by her mother for a chance at a better life, she must struggle to adapt to a new culture and new way of life. BB


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

A well-written book on how to simplify your life and your home at the same time. Advice applicable for everyone. BB


In the Hall with the Knife: A Clue Mystery, Book One Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781419738340
Published: Amulet Books - October 8th, 2019

A fun whodunnit that keeps you guessing till the very end. A fun take on some classic characters.


No Ordinary Dog: My Partner from the SEAL Teams to the Bin Laden Raid Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250176950
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Published: St. Martin's Press - April 21st, 2020

I read "No Easy Day"  so that coupled with my love for dogs is why i gravitated towards this book and i will say i was not disappointed. My only complaint was how much time he took to get to talking about the dog program but once he got there i was was golden throughout the rest of the book. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoyed "No Easy Day"


House of Leaves: The Remastered Full-Color Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780375703768
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Published: Pantheon - March 7th, 2000

 

A man’s curious obsession leads to a bizarre quest to untangle the mysteries of a house that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. BB


The Magicians: A Novel (Magicians Trilogy #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780452296299
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Published: Penguin Books - May 25th, 2010

 

Like a more adult Harry Potter. It’s a really realistic view of what would happen if we could have fantasy aspects in our lives like magic and other worlds. Much better than the show. SR


Dreamland (YA edition): The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547601318
Published: Bloomsbury YA - July 16th, 2019

A sobering look at how big of a role pharmaceutical company’s have played in the rise of addictive drugs in America. SR


No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission that Killed Osama Bin Laden Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780451468741
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Published: Dutton - May 6th, 2014

Really interesting read that gives you a good look into military life and such. SR


American Gods: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062572233
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 28th, 2017

 

A war in America between the gods of old and the new, tradition versus change. An epic adventure across America for the fate of the gods themselves.

BB


Under the Dome: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781439149034
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Published: Gallery Books - July 6th, 2010

About the Book: A mysterious dome descending on a small town, plunging it into chaos. While some citizens try to take charge, others try to figure out why the dome is there and how to escape. Great read I loved it! SR


Eight Perfect Murders: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062838209
Published: William Morrow - March 3rd, 2020

Eight Perfect murders is a book-clutching suspense mystery until the very end. Imagine committing perfect real murders, imitating fictional ones from a list of master mystery authors, that were selected by a bookstore owner, of all people. It had me wondering until the end, who did them and the why. The twists and turns were well done and keep me glued to the book.


Odd Thomas: An Odd Thomas Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780553384284
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Published: Bantam - August 29th, 2006

The start of an adventure for Odd, a boy who can see the dead and does his best to put them to rest. SR


Until They Bring the Streetcars Back Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780965624763
Published: Lexington Marshall Publishing, LLC - July 1st, 1997

A coming of age story set in 1949 St. Paul, the shifting of an era, and an unconventional girl. On par with The Catcher in the Rye. BB


Cockroaches: The Second Inspector Harry Hole Novel (Harry Hole Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345807151
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - February 11th, 2014

Whether you are a Dirty Harry Callahan fan or prefer the Peter Falk bumbling Columbo you will really enjoy detective Harry. Second in a series of books every fan of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo should read. Bob


Stalking Jack the Ripper Cover Image
By Kerri Maniscalco, James Patterson (Foreword by)
$10.99
ISBN: 9780316273510
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - September 5th, 2017

Fablehaven Cover Image
By Brandon Mull, Brandon Dorman (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416947202
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Published: Aladdin - April 24th, 2007

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547722023
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Published: Clarion Books - September 11th, 2012

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455540013
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 5th, 2017

 

This modern-day archaeological adventure and medical mystery reads rapidly as a well-paced novel, but is a heart-pounding true story.

RH


My Dark Vanessa: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062941503
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Published: William Morrow - March 10th, 2020

i personally loved this book even though it is not normally the kind of thing i would read. the author did a great job of portraying Vanessa at different stages of her life and how her taboo relationship effects her. I would recommend it to people because it gives unique insight that i don't think many people consider.


The German Heiress: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062937728
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 7th, 2020

A historical fiction novel set just after the end of World War II, The German Heiress is an interesting consideration of what the often overlooked German people caught in the war had to endure. Anika Scott has a diverse cast of characters with deep ties to both sides of the conflict and all of the gray area in between, reflecting the difficult choices and situations the German people at the time had to face.


The Loop Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338589306
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Published: Chicken House - April 7th, 2020

The Loop By Ben Oliver I read this book two months ago but have been afraid to write a review. I read a lot of books but write very few reviews. My writing is not the greatest, and I have been afraid to put myself out there. However, 2020, I decided would be the year I started supporting the many authors and books I love. My first review of 2020 is a book called “The Loop” by Ben Oliver. I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher, who said, “if you liked the Hunger Games, or YA dystopia, then you’ll love this book.” She was right. Image yourself being in prison on death row. You wake up to a computerized voice, eat breakfast, exercise, eat lunch, have dinner, have your daily allotment of energy taken and go to bed. Wake up the next day to the same. Day after day after day. Nothing ever changes, you’re in a loop. The government has declared the Loop, a Death Row prison, for many of societies youth. However, they can extend their life by participating in the “Delay” a group of medical experiments, outside the Loop. Some people never return too the Loop and other returned changed. This book is a page turner. Like me, I’m sure your going to keep reading to find out what happens next. Pacing is great. Mr. Oliver starts the book, by setting the scene and helping us understand the state of the world and what the Loop is designed for. The book takes some heart stopping moments that caused, my adrenalin rush. I cannot give away any spoilers here. This book is really something you must experience for yourself. There are so many twists and turns right up until the end. This book is sure to be your fix to the Hunger Games, Maze Runner and Divergent. How ever I must say “a few scenes are not for those with a week stomach.” US release date; April 7, 2020 by Chicken Mouse, an Imprint of Scholastic Books. Get this book and read it. It will not disappoint.


The Space Between Lost and Found Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547601233
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - April 28th, 2020

The Space Between Lost and Found What does the Desert, Ocean, mathematics and dolphins all have in common? Well you can find the answer to these questions and many more in this amazing book, by Sandy Stark-McGinnis. Cassie’s mom has a bucket list she wants to accomplish, but as her memory loss becomes greater and greater, the family dynamics changes from constant travel and adventure to new challenges. These new challenges cause a dramatic shift with Cassie, her mom and her father’s relationship, as well as her best friend. This book has an amazing cast of characters and I believe that all ages can learn something from this book. But is a must read for all middle school classrooms.


The Operator: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062917188
Published: William Morrow - March 10th, 2020

The Operator is a fascinating historic novel, delving into the interesting and memorable world of the switchboard operator, in the time period of the fifties. Living in a small town in Ohio, secrets are hard to keep and easily found out, when over heard. Great imagery of the times and insight into small town living with the different cliques.

 


Fire Power by Kirkman & Samnee Volume 1: Prelude Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534316553
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Published: Image Comics - July 7th, 2020

Multiple staff pick!


Exciting Times: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062968746
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Published: Ecco - June 2nd, 2020

Found it easy to read… in that it did draw me into the story early, moved along well throughout, and was quite intellectually stimulating.Thought the characters were enough and quite interesting. Quite unique, and in a good way. Lots of socio-cultural backdrop in nutshell fashion.


What Stars Are Made Of Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374313197
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 31st, 2020

wonderful book that should be in every classroom! it is so informative and the book has great vocabulary words mixed into every chapter. the story overall is an absolute delight!


The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz: A True Story of Family and Survival Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063019294
Published: Harper Paperbacks - May 26th, 2020

A brilliant look into the Jewish experience in multiple concentration camps from the beginning of the war to the end. A boy and his father survived seven years, from the very beginning to the end, all the while the father was able to keep careful record in his diary hidden inside of his prisoner uniform.


The Lost and Found Bookshop: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062914095
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Published: William Morrow - July 7th, 2020

This is an absolutely splendid novel that spoke volumes to me. You have a girl who has a tragedy that leads to a better life, with issues and hardship along the way and the guy who was right in front of her that was perfect for her whom she assumes is not. I highlighted so many passages in this book to savor and remember. The kind of book perfect for book store lovers and lovers of books.


The Year of the Witching Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593099605
Published: Ace - July 21st, 2020

This book is a dark and foreboding, cultist-like depiction of a world from long ago when there were witches. If you were conceived to bring a curse to life, would you let it take over your life? This book is a testament to bucking tradition and changing the outcome by overcoming that adversity. It started a little slow but as I progressed, it became harder to put down. A truly haunting tale of conquering what fate set out to bring about and fighting back.


Daughter of the Reich: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062964052
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 12th, 2020

A lot of it reminded me of JoJo Rabbit. Not in a bad way and not so much that it felt like a copy. In the way that they both do a good job of depicting the thoughts a young German would have had. The switch from having admiration and even love for Hitler and the world Hitler promised to realizing it was all a lie and beginning to see the darkness, the ugliness of Hitler. And Walter's jokes were actually pretty funny!


Miss Cecily's Recipes for Exceptional Ladies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781728210230
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Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - June 9th, 2020

I found it as no surprise that the publication date of this book is in June, it is a perfect beach or pool side read. The character development was good but the characters themselves were somewhat cliched; 40 year old sinle woman with a noncommital boyfriend and wise elder lady. It was better toward the end and it did make me cry. Both a happy and sad cry. I thoroughly enjoyed the excerpts from miss cecily's cookbook.


The Girl from Widow Hills: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501165429
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 23rd, 2020

Megan Miranda has another winner!

To best describe myself reading this book I’d use the phrase, “just one more chapter.” I just had to get to the next tidbit of information.

This story was well-written and constantly kept me guessing. I didn’t know who to trust, what detail was worth storing away for later, or who the bad guy was! I’d highly recommend this for anyone who loves to be kept guessing.


Shakespeare for Squirrels: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062434029
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Published: William Morrow - May 12th, 2020

I never snorted so much in my life. I called this a "Fun, frolicking fable for perfect F@%king French lovers" It's a Midsummer's Night wonderful Dream.