Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Review: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn Source: Hardcover, Published June 5th 2012 by Crown Publishers Verdict: Excellent Book Description: On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi […]

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Review: Y by Marjorie Celona

Review: Y by Marjorie Celona Source: Paperback edition, courtesy of Goodreads First Reads and Penguin Canada Verdict: Very Good Book Description: My life begins at the Y. So begins the story of Shannon, a newborn baby dumped at the doors of the YMCA. She is found moments later by a man who catches a mere glimpse of her troubled mother […]

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Something Delightful: The Little World of Liz Climo by Liz Climo

Review: The Little World of Liz Climo by Liz Climo Source: Hardcover, Published September 30th 2014 by Running Press Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Through her comics, we […]

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Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio Source: Hardcover, Published February 14, 2012 by Knopf Verdict: Excellent Book Description: August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He’s about to start 5th grade at Beecher Prep, and if you’ve ever been the new kid then you know how hard that can […]

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Review: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Review: Out of Easy by Ruta Sepetys Source: Hardcover, Published February 12, 2013 by Philomel Books Verdict: Very Good/Excellent Book Description: It’s 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie wants more out of […]

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Review: The Anatomist’s Wife (Lady Darby #1) by Anna Lee Huber

Review: The Anatomist’s Wife (Lady Darby Mystery #1) by Anna Lee Huber Source: Paperback, Published November 6, 2012 by Berkley Trade Verdict: Very Good Book Description: Scotland, 1830. Following the death of her husband, Lady Darby has taken refuge at her sister’s estate, finding solace in her passion for painting. But when her hosts throw a house party for the […]

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