*spoiler-free* The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen

Rating: 4.5/5 Synopsis Emma Saylor doesn’t remember a lot about her mother, who died when Emma was twelve. But she does remember the stories her mom told her about the big lake that went on forever, with cold, clear water and mossy trees at the edges. Now it’s just Emma and her dad, and life […]

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The Last Romantics by Tara Conklin

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis When the renowned poet Fiona Skinner is asked about the inspiration behind her iconic work, The Love Poem, she tells her audience a story about her family and a betrayal that reverberates through time. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known […]

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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s […]

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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

Rating: 5/5 Synopsis Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve […]

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Waypoint by Deborah Adams and Kimberley Perkins: A Character Review

*This is the official book cover. Isn’t it lovely? I just wanted to preface this by saying I know I normally post a more… organic picture of the books I review. Pictures of me reading them, the book laying on my bed, etc. I wanted to let you guys know this situation is different because: […]

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The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Rating: 4/5 Synopsis France, 1939 – In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France … but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill […]

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