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December Book Reviews

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  As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew by Jen Chaney (4 stars) This is exactly what the title says, and if you love Clueless like I do, it’s a … Continue reading

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My Best Books of 2015

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Here are my top ten fiction and nonfiction reads of 2015! I didn’t even rate all of these five stars, but I chose them based on 1. enjoyment and 2. how much they’ve stuck with me. A book can be … Continue reading

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November Book Reviews

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(source)   Wildflower by Drew Barrymore (4.5 stars) Drew Barrymore has always been one of my favorite celebrities, so I really enjoyed her stories in this memoir. There are essays about her parents and unconventional childhood, adventures with her best … Continue reading

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September and October Book Reviews

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[source] Better late than never? SEPTEMBER Mosquitoland by David Arnold (4.5 stars) An excellently written, sort of trippy novel about Mim, a teenager who flees her new Southern home after discovering her estranged mom is sick back in Cleveland. Her … Continue reading

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Belated Book Reviews, July and August

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Other than a few Netgalley reviews, I really slacked off on book tracking and reviewing this summer. So, even though it’s almost the end of September and time for this month’s list, here’s everything I read in July and August. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Rising Strong by Brene Brown

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A year or so ago, I wrote about my role models. That list holds strong and true. But if I rewrote it today, Dr. BrenĂ© Brown would be at the top. I’m going to Houston next month (her home base), … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

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A few hundred years in the future, as global climate change leads to increasing shortages, war wipes out most of the population that hasn’t already died from lack of viable water. In desperation, the United Nations appoints an AI, Talis, … Continue reading

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April-May-June Book List

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APRIL Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (4.5 stars) At the L.A. estate sale of a big-name actor, set designer Emi finds a letter to his estranged daughter, with instructions about her inheritance. The letter leads Emi and her … Continue reading

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Book Review: Those Girls by Lauren Saft

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Those Girls by Lauren Saft may be the nadir of the Gossip Girl generation. This YA novel follows three high school juniors: Mollie, the anorexic mean girl with the trophy boyfriend; Veronica, who will proudly sleep with anyone to get … Continue reading

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March Book List

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Found: A Story of Questions, Grace, and Everyday Prayer by Micha Boyett (4.5 stars) I’d never read Micha Boyett’s blog or poetry until I read this memoir, but she’s a kindred spirit. Having grown up planning to do Great Things … Continue reading

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