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You Asked, I Answered (Q&A)

@ohbrekker: A book you used to love but don’t anymore? The easy answer is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, but everyone’s heard that story, so I’m going to go a different route. When I was a freshman in high school, I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, but when I tried to […]

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Ordinary Grace Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “From “New York Times “bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant new novel about a young man, a small town, and murder in the summer of 1961.New Bremen, Minnesota, 1961. The Twins were playing their debut season, ice-cold root beers were at the ready at Halderson’s Drug […]

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Emergency Contact Review

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Summary: “For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, […]

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Sadie Review

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Summary: “A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial―like podcast following the clues she’s left behind. And an ending you won’t be able to stop talking about. Sadie hasn’t had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she’s been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated […]

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This Decade in Books

This post is inspired by @booknerdnative on Instagram. As she puts it, “These are not the best books of the decade. Not the most well written or the most profound or the most extraordinary. These are the books that shaped who I was and who I’ve become over the last 10 years.” I was eight […]

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The Last True Poets of the Sea Review

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Summary: “The Larkin family isn’t just lucky—they persevere. At least that’s what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn’t drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and […]

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Scythe Review

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Summary: “Thou shalt kill. A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of […]

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