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The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman
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Let me first say I ADORE everything I’ve read by Fredrick Backman. Everything. Even the ones like Britt-Marie Was Here¬†which wasn’t my favorite of his, didn’t make me ugly-cry like A Man Called Ove or And Every Morning The Way … Continue reading

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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
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I liked Gone Girl so much in book club that I decided to add this in for my “book by an author you love that you haven’t read yet” category in the Popsugar Reading challenge. It is one of the … Continue reading

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The Unimaginable by Dina Silver
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This was another Christmas present book like Still Alice. And the premise sounded great…small town girl seeking adventure goes to Thailand to teach underprivileged children, but while sailing with friends, an “unimaginable” disaster strikes. Except…except…it’s the most predictable and imaginable … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood by Diana Gabaldon
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So, this is the series that wrecked my Goodreads goal for the year (by like 20 books, but whatever). AND, it was so not worth it. I mean, don’t get me wrong, overall, I think I liked the series as … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
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Michelle says: I REALLY liked the beginning of this book. I felt like the narrator had an authentic childlike voice, the mom was likable, and their visit to the museum seemed tense and plausible. The terrorist attack was wrenching and … Continue reading

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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
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This one was SO almost a DNF. (Actually, I probably would have been happier if it had been!) It took me weeks to get through and completely obliterated my chances of meeting my Goodreads goal this year and it’s only … Continue reading

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The Leap Year Boy by Marc Simon
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BORING. And unfortunately, that’s the BEST I can say for this one. I kept waiting for the big reveal, the big a-ha, the big so-THAT’S-what-this-book-is-about. I never got anything remotely like that, so blargh. The Leap Year Boy is a … Continue reading

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Light on Snow by Anita Shreve
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I read this one a few months back and sadly, had to pick it up again today to see if I had actually finished it. THAT’s how memorable the ending was :/ Anyway, the premise of Light on Snow is … Continue reading

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Recent DNFs
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First off, let me just say that it is still rare that I put a book down unfinished. I’ve tried over the last year or so to walk away from books that are just not good, so that I can … Continue reading

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Inferno by Dan Brown
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Inferno. That seems an apt title for Dan Brown’s latest, and sure to be mega-selling, Robert Langdon thriller. As in big, crashing, burning, disastrous failure… The plot of Inferno simply doesn’t have the clever twists, pacing, or intrigue of Angels … Continue reading

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