The Family Upstairs – Book Review

Author: Lisa Jewell Genre: Mystery Publisher: Atria Books Published: November 5, 2019 Book Description: Be careful who you let in. Soon after her twenty-fifth birthday, Libby Jones returns home from work to find the letter she’s been waiting for her entire life. She rips it open with one driving thought: I am finally going to know…

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Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me – Book Review

Author: Julie Wright Genre: Romance Publisher: Shadow Mountain Published: October 21, 2019 Rating: 3 Stars Book Description: A modern, reimagined Cinderella story. Charlotte Kingsley loves to write and dreams of having her reimagined fairy tales published, but she keeps getting rejected over and over. And to top it all off, her best friend, Anders, gets…

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Weekly Reading Round-up – October 14, 2019

Hope everyone had a great week. For me October has been a crazy busy month, with business trips, lots of family visits. However, that does not leave a lot of time for reading. I was able to get two books in this week, which both happened to be very good. The Bookman’s Tale – Definitely…

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The Dutch House – Book Review

Author: Ann Patchett Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Harper Published: September 24, 2019 Book Description: At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the…

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The Bookman’s Tale – Book Review

Author: Charlie Lovett Genre: Fiction (mixed) Publisher: Viking Published: 2013 Book Description: Guaranteed to capture the hearts of everyone who truly loves books, The Bookman’s Tale is a former bookseller’s sparkling novel and a delightful exploration of one of literature’s most tantalizing mysteries with echoes of Shadow of the Wind and A.S. Byatt’s Possession. Nine…

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Olive, Again – Book Review

Author: Elizabeth Strout Genre: Literary Fiction Publisher: Random House Published Date: October 15, 2019 Book Description: Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). TheNew Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never…

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Lock Every Door – Book Review

Author: Riley Sager Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Dutton Published: July 2, 2019 Book Description: No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one…

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Talking to Strangers – Book Review

Author: Malcom Gladwell Genre: Historical Study Publisher: Little Brown & Comany Published: September 10, 2019 Book Description: How did Fidel Castro fool the CIA for a generation? Why did Neville Chamberlain think he could trust Adolf Hitler? Why are campus sexual assaults on the rise? Do television sitcoms teach us something about the way we…

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