Category Archives: Fiction

Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
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Oh, I liked this one so much better than Dark Places!!! I hate when I have to do a bad review ūüėČ   A not-super-good reporter at a fourth-rate paper in Chicago is sent back to her tiny hometown to … Continue reading

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We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
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Well, this is not what I was expecting. It was a whole bunch of Martha’s Vineyard “I’m fancy”¬†with more than a little bit of King Lear who-is-the-favorite-daughter and the Kennedys all-American¬†family¬†thrown in. So Cadence Sinclair Eastman is 15 and and … Continue reading

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The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
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This is a¬†fairly typical YA book about rumors and reputations and bullies. It’s got quite a few slut-shaming incidents and¬†scenes depicting how boys get away with sleeping around but girls never can. It’s not groundbreaking or anything, but it was … Continue reading

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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
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I had heard this book¬†is awesome. It also came up on potential booklists for teenagers, so I felt like I should check it out before recommending it to students. And, overall, it sounds like it probably is awesome…dog tells the … Continue reading

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The Black: A Deep Sea Thriller by Paul E. Cooley
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This had a bit of a Peter Benchley feel and to be honest, I really like one-off, fast paced thrillers that are tech- or science-based¬†and at least pseudo-believable. And, for a buck as a Kindle promo, it was worth a … 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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Still Alice by Lisa Genova
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So, funny story. I’d heard vaguely of Still Alice¬†a good bit recently on various sites¬†and noticed some good reviews about it, so I knew it was about a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. However, I also remember hearing about that same … Continue reading

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The Occupation of Eliza Goode – Shelley Mickle (DNF)
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Oh, sigh. Starting 2015 out in true Kelley fashion, I hated this book. I came across The Occupation of Eliza Goode while looking for a nice historical novel, and it sadly fell flat for me. The book is told by … 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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