25 of 52: Amanda Wakes Up

I have become that person. The one who reads a paper novel, a digital book and listens to audio books all at the same time. At this point, I am stockpiling them and will do my best to keep up with my personal recaps. This week I finished “Amanda Wakes Up.” Full disclosure: I am […]

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24 of 52: Cress

This week I picked up the third book in The Lunar Chronicles series. Readers learn more about Cress, a Lunar hacker. “You said yourself that the people of Luna need a revolutionary.” She lifted her chin, holding his gaze. “So I’m going to Luna, and I’m going to start a revolution.” -Cinder Buy your copy. […]

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23 of 52: Without Merit

If you are looking for a quick read, “Without Merit” might work out for you. This is the second Colleen Hoover novel I’ve read. Maybe that’s the root of a lot of family issues, It isn’t actually the issues people are hung up about for so long. It’s that no one has the courage to […]

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22 of 52: Scarlet

This week’s pick is the second book in The Lunar Chronicles series. “Scarlet” picks up where the first installment left off. “She did not know that the wolf was a wicked sort of animal, and she was not afraid of him.” Readers get to follow two stories. Our heroine from book one, Linh Cinder, is trying […]

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21 of 52: The Favorite Sister

This week I picked up Jessica Knoll’s newest novel “The Favorite Sister.” I was pretty excited since I am a fan of “Luckiest Girl Alive.” There is always a choice. There is not always a good choice. -Kelly First, I will confess I watch a lot of Bravo; and this book is all about reality TV. […]

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20 of 52: The Dry

This week’s book is May’s Girly Book Club selection. “The Dry” is a mystery set in a small town in Australia. Death rarely changes how we feel about someone. Heightens it, more often than not. Aaron Falk, a federal agent, reluctantly returns home after his best friend’s family is found murdered in their home. He […]

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19 of 52: The Weight of Lies

This week’s pick is set in the St. Marys area of Georgia just a little north of where I live. “The Weight of Lies” has elements of a Southern Gothic tale. And let’s say it was a pretty interesting choice for mother’s day weekend. We needed each other—possibly even loved each other in some strange, […]

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18 of 52: Cinder

Besides reading at least 52 books this year, I want to be open to reading all genres. I was definitely not the target audience for this week’s read. “Cinder” is a modern day fairytale without a damsel in distress. I’m sure I’ll feel much more grateful when I find a guy who thinks complex wiring in […]

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17 of 52: Pachinko

This week’s read is April’s Girly Book Club selection. “Pachinko” is a journey through 20th century history and shows us the importance of family and the hardships of war. Min Jin Lee paints of a brilliant picture what it was like to live in the era. Learn everything. Fill your mind with knowledge—it’s the only kind […]

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16 of 52: Behind Closed Doors

It’s been years since I checked out a book from my local library. Boy, have I been missing out! Thanks to technology I can send books straight to my Kindle. This week’s selection is a book Amazon won’t stop recommending, a psychological thriller called “Behind Closed Doors.” He prides himself on uttering only the truth, […]

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