Review : The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

Review : The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty Pages : 416 Genre : Fiction, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : My darling Cecilia, If you’re reading this, then I’ve died… Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not only the life you have built together, but the lives...

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Thoughts : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Feminism

Thoughts : Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie on Feminism

Today I’m stepping out of my usual review format to talk about two recent reads that were instant favorites, which are We Should All be Feminists and Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie. I was already familiar with the author’s Ted Talk, We Should All Be Feminists, from which the text has been adapted. (If you haven’t watched it yet, I strongly encourage you...

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Review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Review : Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Pages : 522 Genre : YA, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 3.5/5 About the Book  : Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend...

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Review : Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Review : Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Pages : 492 Genre : Fiction, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what? Three women, each at a crossroads: Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Celeste is the kind...

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Review : The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

Review : The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne Pages : 384 Genre : Contemporary Fiction Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Nemesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome; 2) A person’s undoing; 3) Joshua Templeman. Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive...

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Review : The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Review : The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness Pages : 336 Genre : YA, Contemporary, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : What if you aren’t the Chosen One? The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up...

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Review : Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Review : Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson Pages : 387 Genre : YA, Mystery Stand alone My Rating : 4.5/5 About the Book  : Mary B. Addison killed a baby. Allegedly. She didn’t say much in that first interview with detectives, and the media filled in the only blanks that mattered: A white baby had died while under the care of a churchgoing black woman and her nine-year-old daughter. The public convicted Mary and the jury made it official. But...

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Review : Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Review : Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas Pages : 422 Genre : YA, Fantasy Stand alone My Rating : 4/5 About the Book  : Freya was never meant be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly and the king and those closest to him are poisoned, Freya suddenly...

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