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One word for this book, wow! Two words, must read!  Bad news, though- it won’t be out until July but do not despair because time is flying by and there are many good books to read until then. But seriously, this book. The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond starts off with…
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You by Caroline Kepnes

This week I was in the mood for a chilling thriller and since I’d read about You by Caroline Kepnes becoming a movie, and knew I had it on my Kindle, I pulled that up. The story is creepy and kind of gross and sick, yet I found myself turning…
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How To Stop Feeling Like Shit! Andrea Owen

You have to love a book with the title, How To Stop Feeling Like Shit! Andrea Owen has written a book giving advice on stopping the most destructive behaviors women tend to participate in. Do you have an inner critic who won’t shut up? Are you always trying to please…
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Weekend Reading

  I was pulled right away from page one, and wow, was this a fantastic book! Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman was an A+ story that surpassed my expectations, especially for a debut novel.  There’s a lot of action which keeps things moving along and everything moves at…
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Weekend Reading

First up this week is Letters to a Young Writer by Colum McCann. He obviously knows a thing or two about writing since his novel, Let The Great World Spin is an award winning book. I am open to all advice about writing that I can possibly read. Never turn…
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Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart

Little Broken Things by Nicole Baart was a quick read thanks to the thread of mystery that runs throughout this book. Beautifully written and sympathetic characters, this novel is full of family secrets. I really enjoyed it and think you will too! Bad news, it’s not due out until around…
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Weekend Reading

If you haven’t read Kristin Hannah’s incredible novel, The Nightingale, do so immediately! In fact, here is the link from Amazon so you can get it now.  In February, Kristin’s new book will be out and you won’t want to miss The Great Alone. What a talented author to write…
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Weekend Reading

I read Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle in record time! I began it on Monday night and finished it on Tuesday. Not only is it fast-paced but the writing is smooth and flows so quickly that you too will probably reading this in a single sitting or within a few…
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Weekend Reading

I’ve been waiting for a new book from Gabrielle Zevin for a while now. I adored The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry so I was so excited to dig into her new book, Young Jane Young. I always feel very fortunate to get sneak peeks of upcoming books and the…
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One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus

I don’t typically read YA books but since my Young Adult novel, The Blondes of Bel Air is coming out in September, I was curious about a popular book called One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus. I love the concept; five kids in detention and one dies…
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Favorite Books of 2017, Must Reads!

  I love to read so much. I carve out as much time as I can to sit with a book every day. I read memoirs, biographies, true crime, women’s fiction and my latest favorite genre, suspense/mystery. Not only do I love others words, I also write a lot. My…
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Weekend Reading

This week, I read The Ex by Alafair Burke, it was a great book and I am now officially a fan of this author who wrote the recently published novel, The Wife. I highly recommend her books! I just put a reserve from the library on another book from Alafair…
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Weekend Reading

I knew right away that I would love this book and I was right. A Stranger in the House is author Shari Lapena’s follow up to the page turning novel, The Couple Next Door. I applaud an author who can create a riveting story that makes you stay up long…
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Weekend Reading (Part One)

I am looking forward to this novel, Tangerine by Christine Mangan. Always on the hunt for a good page turner, this sounds exotic and suspenseful! This one has been compared to Patricia Highsmith who wrote the creepy and excellent book, The Talented Mr. Ripley. Tangerine comes out in 2018, so add to…
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Weekend Reading

I started this last night and I’m hooked. Frances Vick’s book Liars is being praised for being  “nerve-rattling” and “disturbing” so if thats how you like your books then I strongly recommend it! I absolutely love thrillers that keep me guessing and offer twists and turns in every chapter. Here’s…
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Weekend Reading

I don’t give out many five star reviews on Goodreads but this one deserved it. Believe Me by JP Delaney might just be my favorite book in 2018 so far! I was completely hooked from page one and the pace just got better and better until I HAD to finish…
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Weekend Reading

This book is on my “To Be Read” pile, it looks like a fun mid-life crisis kind of style and if it’s funny or quirky then I know I’m going to love it. Who Is Rich by Matthew Klam centers around a married, middle-aged cartoonist at a weeklong arts conference…
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Weekend Reading (Part Two)

Stories I’d Tell In Bars by Jen Lancaster broke me out of a reading slump, so thank you, Jen! I read so many books but if I get a few pages into something I don’t like, I abandon it for something else. And sometimes, I pick up and put down several…
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Weekend Reading

  This week I read The Dry by Jane Harper. It took me almost all week to get through, but it was worth it. The book is a richly atmospheric story, written well keeping your interest from beginning to end. It’s a long book, not The Goldfinch long, but still took…
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Weekend Reading – Educated by Tara Westover

This was one of the best memoirs I have read in a long time. Past favorites include The Glass Castle, Angela’s Ashes, North of Normal, Chanel Bonfire, and I will be adding Educated by Tara Westover to that list. I’ve heard from other book-loving friends that they enjoyed this too,…
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The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman

The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman is a very sweet story about Lili Girvan, a young widow trying to keep her life together a few years after the death of her husband Dan. Her sister Rachel is her best friend who had to step in and take care…
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Heal Your Leaky Gut by Dr. David Brownstein

I love reading books about health and this one was interesting and easy to read. Heal Your Leaky Gut by Dr. David Brownstein was a quick and informative read about all things gut-related. It’s surprising how many illnesses start in the gut and how modifying the diet can help turn…
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Weekend Reading

Here are the books I am so excited to read, coming soon! I read the description of The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu and it sounds like the kind of quirky book I enjoy.  I especially like books where people go camping and get lost or are…
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Weekend Reading

  I’m going to be honest with you. When I find an author whose books I like, I eagerly await their new releases. Such is the case with B.A. Paris, J.P. Delaney, Peter Swanson, and Shari Lapena just to name a few. I know author Robyn Harding personally (Hi Robyn!)…
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Book Series – Fitness Junkie, The Arrangement

Here’s what is on my radar this week! The Arrangement by Sarah Dunn captured my attention because it’s  described as being “hilarious and emotionally charged” which sounds like a good time to me. I really enjoy a smartly written novel that has a sense of humor, those are pretty hard…
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Weekend Reading

What a great spring for amazing books! I wish I had more time in my days to read. Here’s what is on my radar right now… I am getting a lot of requests for thrillers or mysteries. People want books like Gone Girl, Luckiest Girl Alive, The Girl on the…
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Weekend Reading

I’ve been reading so slowly this week. I am exhausted (see my posts on Pyroluria) and have been falling asleep early so that cut down on my reading time. I looking forward to a weekend of doing not much else besides reading and watching things on the Gaia network which…
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