Book Review: Welcome Thieves by Scott Beaudoin

  After veering way off-track from the Litsy A to Z challenge, I returned to my year-long task with this collection of short stories. Beaudoin is best known for his YA novels, and this is his first venture in adult literature. I honestly used to hate short stories because I never felt like I got …

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Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance

I spent January 20, aka Inauguration Day, reading this book in hopes it would help me understand how the United States got here. I don't get into politics really at all on this blog but I'm not ashamed of my views. I am terrified of this administration and I'm already appalled at their actions. During …

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Book Review: The Grownup by Gillian Flynn

Per usual, I'm super behind on book reviews. January was a fantastic month for reading, I was able get through 8 books this month! Unfortunately, unemployment does help free up reading time, but hey, silver linings. In my January Book of the Month box, there was a bonus book, The Grownup by Gillian Flynn. This …

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Book Review: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

This review is going to be emotional and probably a bit difficult to write, but it is important. For those of you who don't know me personally, I lost my mother on December 31, 2016. Her death was unexpected and sudden and has left me with debilitating grief. I turn to books for everything in …

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Book Review: The Most Dangerous Place On Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

My second January Book of the Month selection was The Most Dangerous Place On Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson. I am a bit of a sucker for teenage drama, and this book is centered around a cyberbullying incident. Cyberbullying has become such a huge part of adolescence but I haven't seen the jump from real …

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Book Review: We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

I'm back with another 2017 book review! I decided to go with a classic for my second read of the year and went with the iconic Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle. This is my first experience reading any of Jackson's work, and I was not disappointed! This book also counts as …

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Book Review: The Hopefuls

Want a timely and fun summer read? Look no further, The Hopefuls is for you! I really enjoyed this dip into the political world with some great relatable characters. Close tackles relationships, marriage, career aspirations, and jealousy while also keeping a lightness that makes this a great beach read. The story follows Beth a young …

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