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Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli

Asterios Polyp is a self-assured, domineering, wind-bag of a paper architect. A paper architect being one “whose reputation rests on his designs, rather than on the buildings constructed from them. In fact, none of his designs had ever been built.” When … Continue reading

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The Good House by Ann Leary

When I picked up this book, I thought the title was reflective of a ”good” house as opposed to a “bad” house, but actually the lead character and narrator of the novel is named Hildy Good. Hildy is a successful real estate agent in … Continue reading

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Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchey

Whenever I’m asked for a “gentle read” my go-to author is Maeve Binchy. Her novels are standalone, not a series; so the order in which they are read doesn’t matter. There is no sex, language or violence in Binchy’s books. … Continue reading

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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer (Audiobook CD)

A modern-day fairy tale with some teen drama and angst thrown in!  A 15-year-old girl brings a storybook character to life as she struggles with her own real-life issues. My 12-year-old daughter and I both really enjoyed this book! It … Continue reading

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Team Human by Justine Larbalestier

Can’t decide between team Edward and Team Jacob? Try Team Human by Justine Larbalestier and Sarah Rees Brennan. The town of New Whitby was founded by vampires. While there’s not a lot of mingling between vampires and humans, they have … Continue reading

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Timer

What would you do if you were given the option to know when you would meet your soul mate? Would you want to find out? Oona (Emma Caulfield) desperately wants to know the answer to when and who. In her … Continue reading

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Cold Days by Jim Butcher

The fourteenth book in The Dresden Files, Cold Days is just as action-packed and emotionally charged as its predecessors.  Fresh from the events of Ghost Story, Harry’s mired in Mab’s daily assassination attempts, Maeve’s political and violent machinations, and the … Continue reading

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Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton

Rosamund Lupton’s tightly plotted Afterwards is so much more than a mystery—it’s also an incredibly honest look at the complex relationships within a family.  If you are a wife and mother you will instantly identify with Grace Covey as she … Continue reading

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The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach weaves a story of youth, identity and belonging against the backdrop of the perfect sport—baseball.  The president of a small midwestern college, Guert Affenlight, returns to his alma mater as a Herman Melville … Continue reading

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The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

In this dystopian/alternate world novel, The Pledge by Kimberly Derting, the country of Lundania is on the brink of war. The Queen, whose magical powers pass down through generations, is growing old and does not have a female heir. In … Continue reading

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