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Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Flynn does it again.  I read this book in 3 days while on vacation, and followed it up by the movie.  Like most books, the movie didn’t quite measure up, … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inferno by Dan Brown

    Lovers of Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and Angels and Demons might come away a little disappointed by Dan Brown’s Inferno.  Like his previous novels, Brown intertwines … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Say You’re One of Them by Uwem Akpan

  I listened to this book on audiotape and am glad that I did because it can be a tough read with the native language used often.  Also, the reader … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Sleepwalker by Chris Bohjalian

I picked this book up because I read somewhere that it was a creepy novel that couldn’t be put down.  It wasn’t a very deep novel.  The surface of it is … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bridget Jones’ Baby: Bridget Jones Diary#4 by Helen Fielding

Hilarious!  I’m already in love with all of the movies (although I’ve not read all of the books), so I’m a fan at heart.  I laughed my butt off.  Bridget … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

  I read this book with my Reading Development class.  Warning, it is argumentably an inappropriate book for school.  But, not one of my student disliked the book. NOT ONE! … Continue reading

January 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

A little late in the game reading this one, as the movie has been out for some time now, but I heard from a good friend that the book was … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

  This is my first Kristin Hannah book.  I was drawn by the topic, a little girl raised in the woods like an animal and then placed back into suburbia. … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

  This is my first Atwood book, as I’ve never been interested in the other plots she creates.  This one, however, caught my attention because there are two average citizens … Continue reading

December 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Pearl That Broke Its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

  I had heard of girls dressing as boys in order to receive a proper education in Afghanistan, but this novel really touches on much more than that– the dynamics … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

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