Audiobook Review – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Audiobook Review – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

"Sometimes, just when you think everything’s gone, you find a way.” Mia racked her mind for an explanation. “Like after a prairie fire. I saw one, years ago, when we were in Nebraska. It seems like the end of the world. The earth is all scorched and black and everything ...

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Audiobook Review – White Fur by Jardine Libaire

Audiobook Review – White Fur by Jardine Libaire

"Love, he thinks, is accidental, fleeting—he can’t possibly deserve it." Jardine Libaire's White Fur is the story of two people in the 1980's who fall in love quite unconventionally and then struggle to make it when social status and class get in the way. Libaire's writing ...

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Audiobook Review – The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel

Audiobook Review – The Lola Quartet by Emily St. John Mandel

An exquisitely constructed literary thriller that pulls you in from its striking opening scene and holds your attention until the end, THE LOLA QUARTET is another solid novel from Emily St. John Mandel about the ripple effect of our decisions and their affects on unintended ...

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Book Review – The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick

Book Review – The Reason You’re Alive by Matthew Quick

THE REASON YOU'RE ALIVE is another hit from Matthew Quick. Through an elderly right-wing, seemingly racist, Vietnam veteran and American patriot, Quick pens a story about finding common ground and unity in a politically polarizing world. Like in Forgive Me, Leonard ...

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Book Review – The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Book Review – The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker

Kayla Rae Whitaker's THE ANIMATORS is an absolutely stunning, visceral, and funny story about the friendship between two talented animators and business partners, Sharon Kisses and Mel Vaught, and their rise to fame in the world of animation and cartoons. Kentucky native ...

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Audiobook Review – Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Audiobook Review – Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

Emily Ruskovich's IDAHO is haunting, atmospheric, and heartbreaking, yet manages to leave you wanting more of its beauty. Rarely does a book leave me with this persistent feeling of loss upon finishing, but Idaho did. Through beautiful prose, strong character development, ...

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Audiobook Review – The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Audiobook Review – The Mothers by Brit Bennett

What an amazing book! THE MOTHERS is a brilliant debut by an author that you need to keep your eyes on. Brit Bennett is wise beyond her years, with a gift of words that left me captivated by her prose. I can't recommend this book enough. How much do our mothers affect the ...

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Book Review – Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente

Book Review – Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down by Anne Valente

OUR HEARTS WILL BURN US DOWN is a poignant portrait of grief, told in the collective voice through the eyes of four best friends after a mass school shooting. While the story was not poorly written, the writing style was distracting at times, the novel was lacking in ...

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Book Review – My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

Book Review – My Last Continent by Midge Raymond

Midge Raymond's debut, My Last Continent, is an ode to Antarctica with a unique and emotional love story. Raymond's rich and descriptive narrative, while at times overly used, takes readers on a harrowing journey to a land rarely traveled. Deb has dedicated her life to ...

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Audiobook Review – Love in Lowercase by Francesc Miralles

Audiobook Review – Love in Lowercase by Francesc Miralles

Love in Lowercase is a cute novel about how small inconsequential things can have a big effect in our lives.  In Samuel's case, it was a stray cat changed his whole life. Admittedly this book, while short, was one that didn't hold my interest and the love story felt ...

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