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Most Anticipated 2018 Releases – Part One

A new year means a whole lot of upcoming releases and there are a lot of incredible books coming out in 2018. So that means it is time to add to that growing TBR pile! While I utilize Goodreads, I wanted to create a post with some of the upcoming releases in the first half… Continue reading Most Anticipated 2018 Releases – Part One

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4 Star Reads, Adult Fiction

Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

★ ★ ★ ★ Women's Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2017), The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill is about two gifted orphans who travel around the city performing artistic routines but are separated as teenagers and sent to work as servants during the Great Depression. The story follows their lives until they finally reunite… Continue reading Book Review: The Lonely Hearts Hotel by Heather O’Neill

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Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties By Carmen Maria Machado

★ ★ ★ ★ Her Body and Other Parties is a riveting 8-story collection that is a gritty, provocative debut. It's a fusion of magical realism, horror, supernatural and fantasy that focuses on women's lives and their bodies. In general, I am not fond of short story collections, but this is outstanding work. After each… Continue reading Book Review: Her Body and Other Parties By Carmen Maria Machado

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Book Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

★ ★ ★ All across social media I read praise for The Blinds and seen it was a much-anticipated release, so when I had the opportunity to read it, I couldn't wait to get started. Set in a secret rural Texas town, Caesura, but better known as The Blinds, is populated by dangerous criminals and innocents who've… Continue reading Book Review: The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

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Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

★ ★ White Bodies was genuinely creepy, but didn’t really reach the thriller factor for me. This was a novel that I couldn’t wait to dive into because the premise was promising, but it fell a bit flat. Between the writing style and the protagonist, Callie, I had difficulty getting engrossed into the story and… Continue reading Book Review: White Bodies by Jane Robins

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Book Review: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

★ ★ ★ ★ A relatively short novel -- only 225 pages -- Six Stories is packed with a mighty punch; an original atmospheric story told in a series of six interviews by investigative journalist Scott King, as he attempts to discover the truth behind Tom Jeffries mysterious death at Scarclaw Fell twenty-years ago. Prior… Continue reading Book Review: Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

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Book Review: We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

★ ★ ★ ★ We Love You, Charlie Freeman is Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel, originally published by Algonquin Books in March of 2016. A complex novel, Greenidge touches on history, race, family dynamics, science, and identity. Since I read this, I have not stopped thinking about it. A clever, poignant story that was compelling and… Continue reading Book Review: We Love You, Charlie Freeman by Kaitlyn Greenidge

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Book Review: Exquisite by Sarah Stovell

★ ★ ★ ★ Deliciously dark, Exquisite is a book that you will not put down once you begin reading the first page. Alice Dark enters Bo Luxton’s quiet, simple life, and a sinister relationship develops. Told in both Bo and Alice’s point-of-view, an unnerving, claustrophobic story unfolds of passion, manipulation, loss, and obsession. I… Continue reading Book Review: Exquisite by Sarah Stovell

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Book Review: The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

★ ★ ★ ★ This was phenomenal! I would have finished reading this in one day, but had a lot going on--still, I carried it with me everywhere to squeeze in a few more chapters whenever I had a free minute. Any chance I had, I let people know about this book because I was… Continue reading Book Review: The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

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Book Review: Shelter in Place by Alexander Maksik

★ ★ ★ Happy New Year! It has been a few weeks since my last post, both due to the holidays, and being in a reading slump, but I am back with another review. I went into reading this one with no expectations, but being intrigued by the synopsis and relating to the mental illness… Continue reading Book Review: Shelter in Place by Alexander Maksik