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Book Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Pages: 240 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: November 21, 2017 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Friendship, Family, Grief, Loss, Love, Multi-generational Relationships While in a cemetery, widow Arthur and lonely teen Maddy meet, and they quickly become friends. Now, with Arthur’s neighbor, Lucille, the three form a different type of family and are there for each other, even through the…… Continue reading Book Review: The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

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ARC Review: The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

Pages: 330 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: September 25, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Grief, Loss, Family, Friendship, Confusion, Love, Healing, Forgiveness This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Lake Union Publishing. Rachel and James Croft have a great life – they are in love, have a beautiful boy, and live in a place some consider paradise.…… Continue reading ARC Review: The Coordinates of Loss by Amanda Prowse

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My Book Bucket List Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This is the sixth book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post after this one to vote for my next book! Pages: 324 Genre: Historical Fiction/Contemporary Publication Date: May 29, 2003 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Friendship, Family, Grief, Loss, War, Social Class, Discrimination, Violence, Betrayal, Guilt, Honor, Redemption Amir is just an ordinary Afghan boy wanting…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

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Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Pages: 321 Genre: Animal Fiction Publication Date: January 1, 2008 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Loyalty, Family, Friendship, Grief, Sickness, Confusion, Love Enzo, a lovable and intelligent dog, has witnessed a series of events that has happened to his loved ones. As he can see the end of his life, he reflects and shares what his family has gone through.…… Continue reading Book Review: The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Book of My Choosing - 2018 · Book Review · Contemporary · Romance · Young Adult

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Pages: 310 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Romance Publication Date: September 3, 2015 Book Perspective: First-Person Themes: Young Love, Protection, Relationships, Disease, Treatment, Curiosity, Abuse Teenage Madeline has Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Disorder (SCID), which means she hasn’t been exposed to the world for fear of severe sickness or even death. For seventeen years, she’s been home-schooled, living and re-living the same day,…… Continue reading Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

Pages: 415 Genre: Contemporary/Mystery/Romance/Suspense Publication Date: April 2, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating third-person Themes: Romance, Family, Consequences, Abuse, Rape, Courage, Forgiveness In the 1980’s, Amalia Graeme is ready to leave her emotionally and physically abusive mother. She is ready to start a new life at college. However, what she once thought of as a fresh new start turns into something…… Continue reading Book Review: Father Figure by James J. Cudney

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My Book Bucket List Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

This is the fifth book from My Book Bucket List that I’ve finished!  Look for next month’s poll post after this one to vote for my next book! Pages: 342 Genre: Contemporary/Fiction Publication Date: September 13, 2010 Story Perspective: First-Person Themes: Resilience, Freedom, Hope, Parent-Child Relationship, Abduction, Sexually Abuse, Isolation, Family, Fear, Love Five-year-old Jack has only ever known Room…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List Review: Room by Emma Donoghue

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My Book Bucket List: June 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

The June 2018 poll is closed and the results are in! My June 2018 read will be Room by Emma Donoghue!  I noticed Room when the movie version came out and learned that it was also a novel. I have yet to watch the movie as I tend to read the book first, and it looks like…… Continue reading My Book Bucket List: June 2018 Book Poll Closed + Winner

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ARC Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

Pages: 320 Genre: Contemporary Fiction Publication Date: March 30, 2018 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Divorce, Relationships, Deception, Loss, Self Reflection, Forgiveness This book was given for free, courtesy by NetGalley  and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books. Richard was a well-known traveling pianist who has played with the best in America’s best venues. His love for piano and classical music is his life. However,…… Continue reading ARC Review: Every Note Played by Lisa Genova

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Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

Pages: 486 Genre: Mystery/Crime/Contemporary Publication Date: December 25, 2014 Story Perspective: Alternating Third-Person Themes: Domestic Abuse, Bullying, Relationships, Honesty Feisty Madeline is a middle-aged mother who is trying to deal with her ex-husband and his wife. Celeste is beautiful and seems perfect, but has a secret that she’s been hiding for years. Single-mother and young Jane is new to town,…… Continue reading Book Review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty