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The Mermaid’s Sister by Carrie Anne Noble
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I read this for my challenge book with non-human characters. This is the story of babies left with a childless old healer woman on a mountaintop. The woman’s name is Verity, and as one might expect, she can tell no lies. One … 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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The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
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Does anyone really enjoy this book? I mean, really, actually enjoy reading it. I can see someone saying something like “it’s a great book!” (which I don’t necessarily agree with), but to actually ENJOY THE READING of this book would … 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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Two Dorks, One Book: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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Michelle says: So this is an enormous book in a ginormous series and I really wasn’t sure I was going to like it. Unfortunately, I was also afraid it would take me a long time to get through, so I … Continue reading

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The Shadow Throne – Jennifer A. Nielsen (Ascendance #3)
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So sad, this is the last book of the series. Carthya is finally at war with all it’s bordering countries, and Sage must once again figure out a way to save the day (and his country). He still doesn’t share … Continue reading

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Two Dorks, One Book: Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
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Michelle says: So, I liked Labor Day. It was a quick read and interesting in that it was our second consecutive book club selection that featured a child as narrator. I really felt for the disconnected boy Henry who had … Continue reading

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The Runaway King – Jennifer A. Nielsen (Ascendance #2)
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Jennifer A. Nielsen, though she has a name that I literally cannot spell correctly the first time, ever, has written a great followup to The False Prince. In this one, Sage runs off to join the pirates for sort of … Continue reading

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The False Prince – Jennifer A. Nielsen (Ascendance #1)
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I can’t believe I haven’t posted about this series yet! I’ve read quite a bit of YA fantasy and this is hands-down my favorite. Which is strange because it doesn’t seem to be especially popular. So, Sage is an orphan … Continue reading

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Peach Blossom Pavilion – Mingmei Yip
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Oh boy! Look at that pretty cover! This is going to be an awesome historical fiction book and I’m going to learn all kinds of things about Chinese culture. This is the story of Xiang Xiang, a young Chinese girl … Continue reading

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