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Book Review: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Another morning comes. It always does. Time always moves at the same rate, only feelings have different speeds. Every day can mark a whole lifetime or a single heartbeat, depending on who you spend it with. Book Rating 3.5/5 Book Review I love Backman’s A Man Called Ove. It was outstanding; everything about that book…

Book Review: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The problem with rules was that they implied a right way and a wrong way to do things. When, in fact, most of the time there were simply ways, none of them quite wrong or quite right, and nothing to tell you for sure which side of the line you stood on. Book Rating 3.75/5 Book…

Book Review: The Circle by Dave Eggers

Book Rating 2/5 Book Review UGH. WHYYY!? This book has such great ideas. I’m writing this whining, literally whining. I want you to imagine my words drawn out and said in some dramatic tone because I’m. So. Mad. Right. Nowwww. I started it with gusto! Yaaas, Dave Eggers, tell us more about The Circle. I’m…

Book Review: A Conspiracy of Stars by Olivia A. Cole

“I promise to consider the good of humans above all else, and do no harm.” Book Rating 3.5/5 Book Review First off, I want to say that A Conspiracy of Stars was phenomenally inventive. It created a whole new planet with so many complexities. It’s difficult to create an entire planet with different rules, customs,…

Book Review: Slade House by David Mitchell

Book Rating 3/5 Book Review I’m honestly not quite sure what to think of Slade House. I’ll admit, I am new to David Mitchell’s work, although I’ve heard a bit about him. I haven’t read anything about him, so I am coming in blind. This book is a bunch of short stories tied together. Some…

Book Review: The Power by Naomi Alderman

The shape of power is always the same; it is the shape of a tree. Root to tip, central trunk branching and re-branching, spreading wider in ever-thinner, searching fingers. Book Rating 4.5/5 Book Review Woah, woah, woah. My mind is reeling. I am…dare I say…shooketh!? The world Naomi Alderman builds in The Power is, in…

Book Review: Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Book Rating 4/5 Book Review The faithful often find themselves blindsided. They don’t suspect anything because they can’t imagine doing something so awful themselves. Ok, Lies She Told by Cate Holahan was outstanding. But, I had a hard time getting into this book. I kept putting it down and being like “eh, it’s ok…”. I…