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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
"Not the kind of fiction I would typically pick up but one I could not put down once I did. Interesting story and complex characters. People I felt like I knew and cared about by the end of the book. Relationships I was invested in. Super quick and..." Read more of this review »
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Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
Since We Fell
by Dennis Lehane (Goodreads Author)
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A novel about a women with severe anxiety issues and daddy issues who gets caught up in a huge con game.

I felt like this novel had an identity crisis, although, maybe that is a GOOD thing? It's kind of nice sometimes when you can't simply categorize
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I Contain Multitudes by Ed Yong
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A fascinating non-fiction book about bacteria and the microbiome within our bodies (no, seriously!). Very well-written, and the perfect blend of accessibility to the layperson while still containing significant science. Minus the "showmanship" of som ...more
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Improbable Libraries by Alex Johnson
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This unique photojournalistic survey of the world's libraries was a joy to flip through. And it wasn't just your official county library either...far from it. It included big libraries, small libraries (think the "tiny house" trend), mobile libraries ...more
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)
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Historical fiction about 2 French sisters who both, in very different ways, work to save people from the Nazis in WWII.

I thought the plot was well-paced and interesting. But, despite having several friends who read and loved this book, I just didn't.
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Improbable Libraries by Alex Johnson
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This unique photojournalistic survey of the world's libraries was a joy to flip through. And it wasn't just your official county library either...far from it. It included big libraries, small libraries (think the "tiny house" trend), mobile libraries ...more
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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
The Nightingale
by Kristin Hannah (Goodreads Author)
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Historical fiction about 2 French sisters who both, in very different ways, work to save people from the Nazis in WWII.

I thought the plot was well-paced and interesting. But, despite having several friends who read and loved this book, I just didn't.
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A Body of Work by David Hallberg
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Memoir about a male principal ballet dancer who succumbs to and then recovers from a debilitating injury to return triumphantly to the stage.

I thought the description of this book was a bit exaggerated...sitting in the park polishing off a six-pack i
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The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel
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Nonfiction book about a modern-day hermit who took off to live in the woods of Maine by himself for 27 years, before getting caught stealing and forcibly re-introduced into society. Got increasingly interesting as it went on. Fascinating info about h ...more
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“Why America has never made the connection between tract housing and psychosis is beyond me”
Jackson Tippett McCrae, The Bark Of The Dogwood: A Tour Of Southern Homes And Gardens

David Mitchell
“Strip back the beliefs pasted on by governesses, schools, and states, you find indelible truths at one's core.”
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tags: truth

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“Torturous advances won over generations can be lost by a single stroke of a myopic president's pen or a vainglorious general's sword.”
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

David Sedaris
“Every gathering has its moment. As an adult, I distract myself by trying to identify it, dreading the inevitable downswing that is sure to follow. The guests will repeat themselves one too many times, or you'll run out of dope or liquor and realize that it was all you ever had in common.”
David Sedaris, Naked

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

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