Category Archives: Fiction

“First we only want to be seen…After that, we want to be remembered.” – Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

CBR11 BINGO: Cannonballer Says Since CBR6, Cannonballers have been (mostly) raving about this book. It was a CBR7 book club selection, faintingviolet read it more than once and the list of Cannonball reviews is over 34 and spanning CBR6 to … Continue reading

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“People are like animals. Some are happiest penned in, some need to roam free.” – Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

CBR11 BINGO: Reading the TBR This was a book that I received for CBR 10’s holiday book exchange (thanks again, kfishgirl). I read and reviewed Walls’ “Glass Houses” last year and loved it. I waited a bit to start this … Continue reading

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“…his attraction to her felt terrifying, like an oncoming train, and he threw her under it.” – Normal People by Sally Rooney

Wow. I’m not exactly sure where to start with this one. This was my book club’s pick for June and it is killing me that I will be out of town and unable to discuss it. Classmates at school, Marianne … Continue reading

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“You can’t stop the tide.” Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams

Beatriz Williams is one of my summer read go-tos. For some reason, I never got around to this book last summer when it came out. My mother passed her copy to me and it has been sitting on my non-library … Continue reading

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“I am a liability” – 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne

I read and loved “The Hating Game” based on many great reviews from fellow Cannonballers. I snatched this one up as soon as I saw it on the new book shelves at the library. It’s the perfect summer book and … Continue reading

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“…the lovely cup of tea” – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

I finally took a break from the library and started to chip away at my tbr pile of purchased or gifted books. The pile has been staring at me for a while but I have a hard time ignoring the … Continue reading

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“How can one drowning rat save another?” – The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

I really try to write reviews shortly after I read the book. If I don’t, books often tend to quickly fall to the bottom of my memory well. I can tell you whether I liked a book or not, but … Continue reading

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