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Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw | Book Review

Shane Burcaw's third novel is simply his best to date. This collection of personal essays is genuinely funny, informative, sweet, and intelligent. I loved being more educated about Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and thought Burcaw's writing style and personality have become significantly more fleshed out and witty. Reading Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse feels like… Continue reading Strangers Assume My Girlfriend Is My Nurse by Shane Burcaw | Book Review

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Normal People by Sally Rooney | Book Review

I was so hyped to read this book after seeing all the rave reviews and reading the synopsis. Sadly, I was left underwhelmed. The plot centers on two individuals, Connell and Marianne, who have known each other since their early school days. Connell's mother works for Marianne's family, and they soon become friends with benefits.… Continue reading Normal People by Sally Rooney | Book Review

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Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw |Book Review

I'm a huge fan of Shane Burcaw's YouTube channel Squirmy and Grubs and am highly anticipating his upcoming book of essays, so I decided to read his previous memoir. Laughing at My Nightmare is funny, informative, and deeply personal. Burcaw doesn't sugarcoat anything, but looks at everything optimistically and with humor. He dives deep into his life… Continue reading Laughing at My Nightmare by Shane Burcaw |Book Review

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Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis | Book Review

I read Five Feet Apart to prepare for the film, not realizing this novel was written AFTER the screenplay. Thankfully, this actually expands upon the screenplay and adds much needed detail, extra emotion and nuance, and makes subtle changes. The story revolves around two teens, Stella and Will. They both have cystic fibrosis (CF), with Will having… Continue reading Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daughtry, and Tobias Iaconis | Book Review

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The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides | Book Review

There's a lot of buzz surrounding this book because of the fact that the rights have already been picked up by Plan B and Annapurna Interactive for an adaptation. I was eager to check out what made this book so compelling, and was left impressed. The plot centers on two people: Theo Faber, a psychotherapist,… Continue reading The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides | Book Review