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A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay | Book Review

I don't scare easily, but stories about possession petrify me. I'll admit to being TERRIFIED to even pick up this book, let alone reading it without someone else in the house. I was a brave cookie, though, and finished this incredibly twisted novel. The plot centers around the Barrett family as they deal with their… Continue reading A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay | Book Review

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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King | Book Review

The Shining is one of my favorite books by Stephen King, but for some reason I held off on reading this for such a long time. Trepidation that this wouldn't live up to the original novel? Whatever it was, I'm glad I finally rectified the situation. Doctor Sleep is an incredible work of fiction, and I… Continue reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King | Book Review

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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager | Book Review

I had extremely high expectations for this novel. Both of Sager's previous novels (Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied) garnered five star reviews from me. It's safe to say this is another knockout, and that Sager is one of my favorite new authors. The story follows a young woman named Jules who is in dire… Continue reading Lock Every Door by Riley Sager | Book Review

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang | Book Review

I was super excited to read The Bride Test since I loved the first book in this series, The Kiss Quotient, so much. It's safe to say I wasn't disappointed. The plot centers on Esme, a young mother who is approached by a stranger while working in Vietnam. The woman proposes that Esme come to California for the… Continue reading The Bride Test by Helen Hoang | Book Review

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz | Book Review

I returned to this novel for two reasons: 1) Because the film adaptation is coming out and 2) this book series scared me so much as a kid that I couldn't sleep alone for a long time and wanted to prove to myself I was no longer a baby. On the plus side, these stories… Continue reading Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz | Book Review

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid |Book Review

I'm Thinking of Ending Things is a strange, hard book to review, but I'm going to do my best to describe this unique thriller. The story centers on an unnamed woman who is traveling with her boyfriend Jake to meet his parents. During their time together, she starts to doubt the relationship. She also has to… Continue reading I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid |Book Review

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Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman | Book Review

I'm super excited for Amazon's upcoming series starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen, so I was keen to read the source material. The concept is brilliant: an angel and a demon named Aziraphale and Crowley, respectively, are determined to stop the Apocalypse from occurring on one particular Saturday. Heaven and Hell are preparing for a… Continue reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman | Book Review

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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