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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Book Review

WOW. After hearing so many glowing reviews, I was almost afraid to read this novel. I'm glad that I finally got over my trepidation, though, since this is a masterpiece that exceeds the hype that has been piled on it. The plot follows a woman named Monique Grant, a writer for a popular magazine. She… Continue reading The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Book Review

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Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes | Book Review

Paris for One & Other Stories is a collection comprised of one novella and eight short stories about women in relationships, both great and lackluster. Paris for One, the novella, is easily the standout and feels the most like Jojo Moyes' typical writing. This story sees a woman being left alone in Paris after her… Continue reading Paris for One & Other Stories by Jojo Moyes | Book Review

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Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates | Book Review

This book started off really strong. Grist Mill Road kicks off in 1982, with the brutal attack of a young girl at the hands of a fellow peer and his best friend as a witness. The story then flashes to 2008, and charts the lives of the three characters as they still struggle with the… Continue reading Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates | Book Review

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One Day in December by Josie Silver | Book Review

Laurie sees a handsome guy out of her bus window one day in December (see where the title comes from?) and instantly falls in love. She is convinced this man is her soulmate... until her bus leaves and she misses her chance of meeting him. She searches for a year for him to no avail.… Continue reading One Day in December by Josie Silver | Book Review

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams | Book Review

This is one hell of a strange novel that shouldn't work, but does. Featuring time travel, an electric monk, missing cats, and a horse in a bathroom, Dirk Gently feels like a somewhat Frankensteined book for the majority of the story. What a fun mishmash this is, though. The characters are entertainingly oddball, the titular detective… Continue reading Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams | Book Review

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A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess | Book Review

*TRIGGER WARNINGS* This book contains graphic detail of assault, rape, and torture.   Anthony Burgess' most well-known novel is a tricky book to read due to it's heavy use of Russian slang, but if you can stick with it and parse out the meanings of the words, you're in for a disturbing, horrorshow treat. The… Continue reading A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess | Book Review

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The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir | Book Review

*TRIGGER WARNINGS* This book covers topics including rape, abuse, and homophobia. I was intrigued by the plot of The Book of Essie. A seventeen year old girl named Esther Hicks discovers she's pregnant, but she's no ordinary teen. Her family is famous and has their own TV show called Six for Hicks, which is incredibly popular (especially… Continue reading The Book of Essie by Meghan MacLean Weir | Book Review

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The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Book Review

I absolutely adored and devoured Sager's previous novel, Final Girls, so I had admittedly high expectations for The Last Time I Lied. I'm ecstatic to say that this work both met and exceeded those expectations. The plot centers around Emma, a woman who suffered a traumatic experience involving three of her friends going missing at Camp Nightingale… Continue reading The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager | Book Review

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The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Book Review

I read this novel in anticipation of the Netflix series of the same name, and I came away from it with mixed feelings. The plot of the novel centers around four people who decide to temporarily reside in Hill House to investigate possible supernatural goings-on: Eleanor, a free spirit who may have had experiences with… Continue reading The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson | Book Review

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Book Review

After loving the film adaptation, I was DESPERATE to get my hands on the source novel. Needless to say, my expectations were blown out of the water. The novel is comprised solely of letters and telegrams, but each character feels fleshed out and unique. I loved the main protagonist Juliet Ashton and her spitfire spirit,… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows | Book Review