13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

Aug 14

13 Reasons Why – Jay Asher

I really like Jay Asher‘s writing style in this story about the very serious topic of teenage suicide (don’t do it! I just recently watched Heathers for the umpteenth time, sorry). He continually flips from past to present and between two characters almost seamlessly. Young Hannah has decided to end her life. She traces the people and events that led her...

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The Shack – William Paul Young

Aug 13

The Shack – William Paul Young

I read this heartbreaker by William Paul Young when it first came out. I decided to reread it before I watched the movie, because I couldn’t remember all of the specific details, but I remembered that I really liked it at the time. The Shack is a story centering around Mack Phillips (portrayed by Sam Worthington in the movie version; he’s about a billion...

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The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

Aug 09

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

This book by Colson Whitehead will probably break your heart in eight different ways, but you simply must read it. The reader experiences the horrors of slavery through the eyes of Cora. She was born on a cotton plantation in Georgia, and her whole life is a study in tragedy. She manages to escape a cruel master, but that is just the beginning of her tale. Slavery...

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The Singles Game – Lauren Weisberger

Aug 05

The Singles Game – Lauren Weisberger

The thing that I liked best about this book? The cover. So gorgeous! However, even that was a bit misleading, as the book was mostly about tennis. I grabbed it up because I saw that it was by the same author (Lauren Weisberger) as The Devil Wears Prada. Even though I am not a big Anne Hathaway fan, I love that movie. So, I was expecting more glam and less backhand....

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

Aug 02

The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

I love me some Hulu. After noticing this series advertised recently, I decided that I needed to read the book before I watch the show. This book messed me up, big time. I loved it, but it absolutely scared the crap out of me. Margaret Atwood expertly crafts the tale of a handmaid. What exactly is a handmaid?  A handmaid is a forced surrogate in a dystopian world....

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The Perfect Girl – Gilly Macmillan

Jul 28

The Perfect Girl – Gilly Macmillan

I am on the wait list at the local library for Gilly Macmillan‘s What She Knew. While I waited, I decided to try another book by the same author, as it was available immediately. The Perfect Girl refers to a teenager named Zoe. Zoe is beautiful, has a genius IQ, and an aptitude for playing the piano. She seems to have the best life any 14-year old can imagine....

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