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Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – Book Review

Book Title: Before I Fall Author: Lauren Oliver Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Contemporary Blurb from Goodreads For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is … until … Continue reading Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver – Book Review

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey – Book Review

Book Title: Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass Author: Lana Del Rey Genre: Poetry, Contemporary, Pop Culture Blurb from Goodreads The New York Times bestselling debut book of poetry from Lana Del Rey, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass. The collection features more than thirty poems, many exclusive to the book: Never to Heaven, The … Continue reading Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey – Book Review

Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall – Book Review

Book Title: Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake (eARC) Author: Alexis Hall Genre: Contemporary, Dramedy Blurb from Goodreads Following the recipe is the key to a successful bake. Rosaline Palmer has always lived by those rules—well, except for when she dropped out of college to raise her daughter, Amelie. Now, with a paycheck as useful as … Continue reading Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall – Book Review

Twelve Days to Save Christmas by Elizabeth Neep – Book Review

Book Title: Twelve Days to Save Christmas Author: Elizabeth Neep Genre: Christmas Fiction, Dramedy, Contemporary Fiction, Romance Blurb from Goodreads On the first day of Christmas, my true love… dumped me.Poppy loves Christmas and always goes all out to make this magical time of the year extra special for her boyfriend George. But George is … Continue reading Twelve Days to Save Christmas by Elizabeth Neep – Book Review

Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird – Book Review

Book Title: Kiss the Dust Author: Elizabeth Laird Genre: Children’s Fiction Blurb from Goodreads Tara is an ordinary teenager. Although her country, Kurdistan, is caught up in a war, the fighting seems far away. It hasn't really touched her. Until now. The secret police are closing in. Tara and her family must flee to the … Continue reading Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird – Book Review

The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna – Book Review

Book Title: The Memory of Love Author: Aminatta Forna Genre: Literary Fiction, War, Cultural - Sierra Leone (Western Africa), Shortlisted for Women’s Prize for Fiction 2011 Blurb from Goodreads Adrian Lockheart is a psychologist escaping his life in England. Arriving in Freetown in the wake of civil war, he struggles with the intensity of the … Continue reading The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna – Book Review

We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

Book Title: We Are All Made of Stars Author: Rowan Coleman Genre: Contemporary Fiction Blurb from Goodreads What if you had just one chance, one letter you could leave behind for the person you love? What would you write? Stella Carey has good reason to only work nights at the hospice where she is a … Continue reading We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume – Book Review

Book Title: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret Author: Judy Blume Genre: Contemporary, Coming of Age, Middle-Grade to Junior YA Blurb from Goodreads No one ever told Margaret Simon that eleven-going-on-twelve would be such a hard age. When her family moves to New Jersey, she had to adjust to life in the suburbs, a … Continue reading Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume – Book Review

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Book Title: The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Author: Aimee Bender Genre: Magical Realism, Coming of Age Blurb from Goodreads On the eve of her ninth birthday, unassuming Rose Edelstein, a girl at the periphery of schoolyard games and her distracted parents’ attention, bites into her mother’s homemade lemon-chocolate cake and discovers she has a … Continue reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – A Review of and Personal Reflection on the Series

There are three books in the Little Women series written by Louisa May Alcott. However, Little Women was first published in two parts: 1. Little Women Volume 1, containing 23 chapters. 2. Little Women Volume 2, also titled Good Wives. These have been republished in one book, also titled Little Women, containing 47 chapters Little … Continue reading Little Women by Louisa May Alcott – A Review of and Personal Reflection on the Series

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – Book Review

Book Title: The Light Between Oceans Author: M.L. Stedman Genre: Historical fiction, Romance, Emotional Drama Blurb from Goodreads Australia, 1926. After four harrowing years fighting on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns home to take a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day's journey from the coast. To this isolated … Continue reading The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman – Book Review

The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman – Book Review

Book Title: The Memory Book Alternative Title: The Day We Met Author: Rowan Coleman Genre: General Fiction, Contemporary Blurb from Goodreads The name of your first-born. The face of your lover. Your age. Your address... What would happen if your memory of these began to fade? Is it possible to rebuild your life? Raise a … Continue reading The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman – Book Review