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Dragon Slippers
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I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
I'll Give You the Sun
by Jandy Nelson (Goodreads Author)
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This is one of those books that took me a really long time to get into. I was really irritated with the two main characters and their over dramatic views on life, and over analytical opinions on everything. Eventually I was able to tolerate their ove ...more
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Friendship Bread by Darien Gee
Friendship Bread
by Darien Gee (Goodreads Author)
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This is a really nice, easy read. It has wonderful characters, a fun story about friendship, and it makes you crave Amish Friendship Bread. While the basis of the story of sharing Amish Friendship Bread starter to the degree that the small town did i ...more
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Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
Orphan Train
by Christina Baker Kline (Goodreads Author)
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I loved the main character Vivian, but really disliked the modern day story with Molly. If it was just Vivian's story it would have been a book I enjoyed.
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Second Suns by David Oliver Relin
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This is a true story about Doctors working to save vision in third world countries. While the timeline jumps around a bit, it is a good story about the humanitarian efforts that exist to restore sight to the blind. Very interesting. It is staggering ...more
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A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra
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A heart wrenching story about the atrocities of war in Chechnya. This one made me cry on so many levels. Wish the world wasn't as horrible as it is. My heart goes out to these people. Worth a read as it will educate you this part of the world and giv ...more
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Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Counting by 7s
by Holly Goldberg Sloan (Goodreads Author)
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This was one of the strangest stories I have ever read. While it is a children's novel, I can't say I would let my kids read it. The story was incredibly unrealistic and as previously stated strange. I was somewhat captivated in wanting to get to the ...more
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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Girl on the Train
by Paula Hawkins (Goodreads Author)
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While I do not usually like mysteries this one was ok. I really did not like the main female character and found myself irritated by her flightiness. The ending is rather violent as well, which I don't enjoy reading. I did finish it for the sake of m ...more
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
by Fredrik Backman (Goodreads Author)
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This book took me several chapters to get into. I thought it was just about a grumpy old man trying to end his life. As I got into it, I really started to like the characters and enjoyed their stories, including the unlikely friend "cat." By the end ...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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I loved this book. I loved how the character's lives were read separately and I loved finding out how they were connected. I fell in love with both of the main characters. Doerr does a wonderful job with his descriptions, taking the reader to the exa ...more
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What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarty (Goodreads Author)
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I really liked this book and I really liked Alice. Some of the situations she found herself in I have been in and can now laugh at them. I loved the happy ending and like that of the different scenarios Alice's life could have ended with, it ended wi ...more
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