Category Archives: Contemporary

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

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

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

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

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

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 House of the Scorpion and The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer

I first read The House of the Scorpion seven or eight years ago when my oldest was in elementary school. He decided, based on the cover and blurb, that this book looked like it would be his “most favorite book … Continue reading

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Never Google Heartbreak – Emma Garcia

When Viv’s ex-fiancé, Rob, proposed to her three months after she slept with him she thought it was one of those whirlwind romances you read about in magazines. Five years later, after Rob calling off the wedding for the third … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: The Bear by Claire Cameron – A Publisher ARC

Ah, shit. This one’s gonna be all nature-y and survivalish. Totally not my kind of book at all, except FREE****, so there’s that. I KNOW everyone on the internet (weird, since this is a pre-release but many have already read … Continue reading

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The Bear – Claire Cameron

The Bear will be released on February 11, 2014 by Little, Brown and Company. This book was received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. So…I finished The Bear a few days ago, and I’m STILL not sure … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – A Kindle notes review

  It’s been a long time since we’ve done a Two Dorks, One Book review although we have read a few of the same things of late. Anyway, Kelley and I read this for book club recently and I’m going … Continue reading

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