Category Archives: Contemporary

Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
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Well, this was GOING to be a Two Dorks, One Book feature post, but SOMEONE didn’t read it. So it’s just me. Reviewing alone again. Like a solitary, non bookdorky, book blogger. Because where are you, Kelley, and what are … Continue reading

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Wreckage by Emily Bleeker
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This reads a little like Lost mixed with Castaway mixed with Days of our Lives. Lillian and her mother-in-law, Margaret, win an all-expenses-paid vacation to Fiji courtesy of a yogurt brand. While on the promotional trip, the two women, the pilot, a flight … Continue reading

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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 😉   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 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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2 Dorks 1 Book: The Husband’s Secret – Liane Moriarty
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Michelle says: I am so glad I found this book. I was getting dangerously close to another bitter “I hate every book ever written ever in the history of ever” phase. I mean, it could be that I completely lost … 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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