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“But no other option was presented to her…” – Mother Country by Irina Reyn

This is a very moody and atmospheric little book about the complexities of female relationships, particularly mothers and daughters. It was displayed at the library (I am easily suggestible) and the author is a writing professor at a local university … Continue reading

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“Monsters know when they are recognized..” – Cari Mora by Thomas Harris

The psychological profiling and tracking of serial killers in books, television and film is extremely interesting to me. The first book that I encountered along those lines was “Silence of the Lambs” and I devoured all of the prequels and … Continue reading

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“The Chosen ones never know that they are chosen.” Daisy Jones and the Six – by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Another of Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club picks strikes again. This is definitely a page turner and a great summer read. Might I also recommend having some good 60’s rock ‘n roll playing in the background as well? Sit … Continue reading

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“An Eden of dangerous things” – Florida by Lauren Groff

I don’t generally read a lot of short story collections. When I do, I prefer the ones that have some kind of thread that tie them together. This book fit that particular bill. While each of the stories in this … Continue reading

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“Your ignorance is their power” – Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

The whole “you never really know someone” trope seems to be prevalent in a lot of popular fiction. I tend to blame “Gone Girl” because after I read that book I quickly became knee deep in similar books. Not all … Continue reading

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“He had finished accumulating experiences and now he was shuffling around in the past, peeking inside boxes and then closing them quickly” – Extinctions by Josephine Wilson

I struggle with books that don’t offer characters that I can root for. If a story is told through the voice of a particularly unlikable character it becomes even more difficult for me. Wilson’s novel is told from the perspective … Continue reading

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…a place of knowledge, that is nonjudgmental, inclusive, and fundamentally kind. – “The Library Book” by Susan Orleans

I need some more non fiction in my life.  I generally like to read things that take me away from myself and my world when possible. It’s not that I don’t ever read challenging material or books that might make … Continue reading

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