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The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart
by Stephanie Burgis (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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Burgis is a reliably good author, and her latest is a charming middle grade story about a young dragon who wants to discover her passion--and when magical hot chocolate transforms her into a human, she discover
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty  Smith
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
read in March, 2017
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Rereading this for book club and it was a joy to revisit--such an amazingly vivid look at lower class life in Brooklyn in 1912 (complete with some very interesting opinions of Jews!). I still can't believe I re
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The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn
The Jane Austen Project
by Kathleen A. Flynn (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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Up until the end, I'd have said that this book was way better than it needed to be. It's about a pair of time travelers from a dystopian future who are tasked with befriending Jane Austen, recovering the lost m
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The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley
by Hannah Tinti (Goodreads Author)
read in March, 2017
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Tinti's long-awaited latest novel (after the great The Good Thief) was well worth said wait--it's one of those books you can totally rip through in one sitting, and you probably will want to. It's centered on a
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The Idiot by Elif Batuman
The Idiot
by Elif Batuman
read in March, 2017
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Batuman's first novel is a semi-autobiographical tale involving a Turkish-American freshman at Harvard in the mid 90s, who falls for a totally unbearable and pretentious Hungarian guy, and so a lot of this nove
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A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde
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The second book in Wilde's Rosalind Thorne series is just as entertaining as its predecessor--I love historical mysteries where ladies get things done! In this one, Rosalind is asked by a friend of a friend to
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The Fortunate Ones by Ellen Umansky
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Just wasn't feeling this one--it feels like something (many things) I've read before. The historical half is pretty compelling, but the modern parts were just one cliche after another.
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Eggshells by Caitriona Lally
Eggshells
by Caitriona Lally
read in March, 2017
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I had read several positive reviews of this that made it seem like it would be a sweet and satisfying story--my main concern was that it would veer into cheesiness. Instead it is aggressively, annoyingly, disco
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Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller
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I am SUPER HERE for books about girl pirates and this one did not disappoint. It starts with the titular daughter of the Pirate King being captured by enemies--but it is all a ruse, and she just wants to search
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Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Exit West
by Mohsin Hamid
read in March, 2017
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This seems to be an oddly timely novel, dealing as it does with a young couple, Saeed and Nadia, falling in love in an unnamed war-torn country, and then fleeing as refugees--which is where some magical realism
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“But you're so helpless sometimes. It's like watching a kitten with its head trapped in a Kleenex box.”
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