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Jessica Holbrook (jessicalh08) | 291 comments Mod
Hello everyone! Hope you all are enjoying the beautiful weather this week!

This month I read...

A Million Suns by Beth Revis- I listened to this on Audiobook. This series got off to a good start in Across the Universe, but I just didn't like this one much at all. The plot was still pretty interesting, but the characters (especially Amy) were really annoying in a lot of ways. Honestly, I'll probably still read the third in the series though.

The Last Ballad by Wiley Cash- This was the Last Chapter Book Club book of the month. Especially given the setting and ties to local history in our area this was a captivating read. I loved the way it was written too. All the different view points made it really interesting.

What did you read this month? Be sure to share down below!

Happy Reading!


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Cadi | 32 comments Hi Jessica!

I got a decent amount of reading done this month...

A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine. This is a good introduction to Stoic philosophy. A lot of modern self-help is based on these principles so it wasn't necessarily new information but still quite good.

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. I have started this book multiple times and finally finished it!

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. This was fantastic. I usually enjoy historical fiction anyway but this was very well-written and I became engrossed in the story. Highly recommended!

Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Once again, Gaiman doesn't disappoint. I have enjoyed everything I've ever read of his.

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente. This was not my cup of tea. I read it off a recommendation but it's not my favorite genre and I thought the writing was "busy". I felt like the author was trying too hard.


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Jessica Holbrook (jessicalh08) | 291 comments Mod
Cadi, I love historical fiction too! All the Light We Cannot See has been on my list for while, maybe I should push it up.

Stardust is one my favorites of his! The movie is quite a bit different, but I highly recommend it too.


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