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The Summer of Letting Go
I know you've all heard me speak of The Pull of Gravity over and over again, and how much I love it and how perfect it is. Hopefully I've already gott...more
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Feb 21, 2013
The Sandcastle Girls
Chris Bohjalian is one of my must-read authors. The first book I read of his was Midwives and I enjoyed it so much, I read all of his others in probab...more
Jul 09, 2012
Jul 07, 2012
The Prisoner of Heaven
The Shadow of the Wind is my favorite novel ever, and so when I learned there would be a companion novel, I could have cried. And then when I found ou...more
Jun 29, 2012
Jun 28, 2012
Fear Nothing (Detective D.D. Warren, #7)
This book is ridiculously creepy. (This is not surprising, given that it's a Lisa Gardner book, but it's worth noting.)

I love so many things about Lis...more
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Nov 21, 2013
The Memory Child
This review is going to be fairly vague so as to avoid any sport of spoiler.

I had read Steena Holmes before (her Finding Emma and Emma's Secret duolog...more
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Mar 07, 2014
One Breath Away
This is my second book by Heather Gudenkauf (I still need to read her first novel) and this one is just phenomenal. I think it's hard to balance multi...more
Jun 2012
May 30, 2012
Eleanor & Park
I apologize in advance; this may literally be my gushiest review ever.

I seriously can't even talk about this book. I was pretty sure I was going to lo...more
Mar 12, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
The Kept
It's best to go into this book knowing as little as possible. The summary listed is probably the absolute most you should be aware of. And, of course,...more
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Nov 22, 2013
Rivals and Retribution (13 to Life, #5)
I enjoyed the first four books in this series, but for some reason, this book was very hard to get through. It almost felt like Shannon Delany just wa...more
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Jul 30, 2012
Stitches : a handbook on meaning, hope, and repair
It's not surprising that this is a brilliant book. I haven't read anywhere near all of her books yet (I think this is my second nonfiction of hers and...more
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Sep 25, 2013
The Invention of Wings
I absolutely adored this book. I had heard of Sarah Grimke, but didn't know much about her life (besides the fact that she and her younger sister were...more
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Jan 07, 2014
Return to Me
This is the second book of Justina Chen's that I've read (the other being North of Beautiful, which I absolutely loved) and I was a little nervous and...more
Dec 30, 2012
Dec 29, 2012
The Cutting Season
This could probably best be described as a literary thriller. Normally when I hear that, I think something that's a little boring, but that's not the...more
Sep 02, 2012
Aug 31, 2012
This review is going to be incredibly vague because I don't want to ruin anything for you. This is one of those books to go in blind for so you can sa...more
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Dec 31, 2013
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
Holy crap, this book. This is probably the most eagerly anticipated book of the year, at least based on (a) my reaction and (b) the fact that almost l...more
May 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian's Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
This was such an incredibly powerful book, one that I think everyone should read. It's definitely aimed more at the specific "Gay Christian" niche, bu...more
Apr 28, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
This book is completely insane and I mean that in the best possible way. Like most good suspense/thriller novels, this is not one to begin at night. I...more
Mar 25, 2013
Mar 23, 2013
Lost in Time (Blue Bloods, #6)
This is the penultimate installment of the Blue Bloods series. I can’t really discuss plot without spoiling the other series, but suffice it to say th...more
Sep 29, 2011
Sep 28, 2011
Liv, Forever
I absolutely loved this book. When I read the synopsis, I thought I knew exactly how this story would go, but it was completely unexpected in all the...more
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Mar 02, 2014
Life After Life
This book is a complete surprise. I hadn't read any of Jill McCorkle's books before, although I had always heard good things.

All I knew going into thi...more
Apr 29, 2013
Apr 28, 2013
Bittersweet (The Sweet Life #6)
This review will be full of spoilers after the next paragraph. Consider yourselves warned.

I very much enjoyed this story, but it was completely ridic...more
Aug 15, 2012
Aug 15, 2012
Neverwas  (Amber House, #2)
This is one of the rare sequels that's even better than its predecessors. This review won't go into specifics because it would be so easy to spoil som...more
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Dec 12, 2013
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
Rory is going to spend the next year at a boarding school in London while her parents teach in Bristol. She quickly makes friends (well, two) and thin...more
Sep 30, 2011
Sep 29, 2011
Belle Cora
This synopsis is incredibly short, and that's probably for the best. I didn't know very much going in, and this has turned into one of my favorite rea...more
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Jan 21, 2014
The White Glove War (Magnolia League, #2)
I love the idea behind this series, where you have the power (through hoodoo) to completely transform your life and that the ease of having the perfec...more
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Jun 19, 2012
Critical Mass (V.I. Warshawski, #16)

I feel like every time we talk about Sara Paretsky and VI Warshawski, I mention that this is one of my favorite series ever, and that both Paretsky an...more
Oct 21, 2013
Oct 18, 2013
We Were Liars
This book is impossible to review, so I will just say this.

Preorder this book now. By the time it arrives in mid-May, you will have forgotten everythi...more
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Mar 04, 2014
I can't even adequately express how much I loved this book and its predecessor, Archetype. And I am very, very sad that the series is only two books,...more
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Jan 11, 2014
45 Pounds (More or Less)
I can't imagine any female over the age of 13 not loving this book. I feel like we can all relate to body issues, especially those related to food. An...more
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Sep 24, 2013
Disclaimer: my review will absolutely not do this book justice, so bottom line: you need to get this book now. (This may literally be my last coherent...more
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Oct 23, 2013
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