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The Hit David Baldacci
by David Baldacci



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Very good read and relates to world events happening today and when the book was written. Recommend the Will Robbie series! Find Book


Love In The Afternoon Lisa Kleypas
by Lisa Kleypas



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Fun read with descriptive, colorful wording. The characters are bright and keeps you locked in page for page.


Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy (Second Edition)
by Philip J. Ivanhoe, Bryan W. Van Norden



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I read "Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy" as part of my Asian philosophy class. The book is broken up into chapters each featuring different thought-leaders in Chinese philosophy, including Confucius, Mozi, and Laozi's "The Daedejing". I found each chapter's brief introduction helpful to understand the time-periods of the thought-leaders and their overall stand on virtue and Heaven. Recommended.


Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury



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I found the book was hard to follow at some points but overall the message it brings is good and the story line was less predictable than I thought it would be.


Presumed Guilty
by James Scott Bell



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Suspenseful throughout the whole book. Introducing new characters every couple of chapters to throw you off of thinking you know who is the guilty person.


Luckiest Girl Alive
by Jessica Knoll



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As a teen, TifAni FaNelli tries to fit in at a prestigious prep school. As an adult, she appears to have everything she ever wanted. However, her tragic past lingers and causes her to second guess her life.


Bloodlines
by Richelle Mead



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The book was unique and mesmerizing. I could hardly put it down.


The Woman in Cabin 10
by Ruth Ware



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Lo sets off on a work assignment, a luxury cruise. This disjointed novel leaves you wondering: Is Lo mad? Is the author a psychopath? Is this all a dream? Much to my annoyance, the style works, and you are left hungrily turning pages wanting more.


A Life Interrupted


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Tom Brokaw impresses me again. This very important to myself as I do carry the Multiple Myeloma Leukemia and spent all of 2015-2016 winter on antibiotics, IVIG; as I am not producing the correct blood proteins for my immune system. So reading this allowed me to learn progress made in treatments and the quality of life I may expect. I'm a rare case as I'm under 40. Find Book


Who Burries the Dead
by C.s. Harris



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Another great entry in the series. Can't wait for the next one.


Quickbooks 2013 For Dummies


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Was able to teach myself without having the program. Got a job and can already operate this in my sleep. Much easier than Excel accounting as everything is already programmed into it for analyses.


Athena Project Brad Thor
by Brad Thor



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Women counterterrorism group fighting terrorism. Find Book


The Veil
by Chloe Neill



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This was a recommendation from my mother and it's now on my Wait List for the second book. This was a fun read. :) Find Book


Merry And Bright
by Jill Shalvis



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Enjoyed the three short stories. The author has a great sense of humor. Would recommend for holiday reading.


Wheat Belly Total Health
by William Davis



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Very in depth book with lots of information from studies.


Love In The Afternoon
by Lisa Kleypas Hathaway Series



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The writing is as fun and colorful as the characters. A great page turner.


Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead: Descent
by Robert Kirkman,Jay Bonansinga



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I'M A FAN OF THIS SERIES, AND THIS BOOK DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. READERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT THESE BOOKS DO NOT NECESSARILY FOLLOW THE PATH OF THE TV SERIES, BUT THERE ARE PARALLELS EVIDENT TO THE ASTUTE OBSERVER.  


The Werewolf of Bamberg
by Oliver Pötzsch



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People disappearing. Severed limbs being discovered in the city. Sightings of a monstrous beast in the forest around the city. All of these occur in 1668 in the city of Bamberg. The explanation for these occurrences is, of course, that a werewolf is preying on the citizens. Jakob Kuisl and his family fight their way through superstition and prejudice to uncover the truth of the Werewolf of Bamberg. Find Book


All Dressed In White
by Mary Higgins Clark



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Another of MH Clark's good enticing mystery and romance tale; good read. Find Book


What Alice Forgot
by Liane Moriarty



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Alice has a fall at the gym and loses ten years of her memory. An "OK" book with several undeveloped characters that leave you guessing their role until the last chapter. "What Alice forgot" is what I would consider beachy vacation reading.


Highland Christmas
by Mc Beaton



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I love this series. Always funny.


Rainy Day Sisters
by Kate Hewitt



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Wonderful story of forgiveness and new lives. Hope there is a sequel.


Silverchest


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Very deep. Author has an understanding of many emotions that some of us have trouble defining what it truly feels like.


Blue Horses
by Mary Oliver



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A free spirited poet. Very uplifting.


The Art of War
by Sun Tzu



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I read "The Art of War" as one of the texts for my Asian philosophy studies. It is a war treatise from China. The author, Sun Tzu's discussion of war can be thoughtfully applied to not only war tactics, but business, sports, and managing large groups of people. It generated good discussion.


A New Hope
by Robyn Carr



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In dealing with real life losses Ginger moves to Thunder Point to try to start over. Through the ordeal she meets wonderful friends, and the most unlikely person helps her through her grief in dealing with the death of her child.


The Making of Donald Trump
by David Cay Johnston



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It was a quick read. The author has apparently been reporting on Mr. Trump for quite some time. I was left wondering what the 'other side' of the story is. It seemed very biased in its review.


Matilda
by Roald Dahl



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It matched my expectations, however I felt the ending was rushed. This could be because the movie extended it and that's what I was looking for.


Treasure Hunters
by James Patterson



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Listened to the audiobook with my children on a car trip. Story of four kids sailing and looking for treasures after their parents become missing. Good story children can listen to.


The Pumpkin Muffin Murder
by Livia J. Washburn



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When Phyllis is on the case, she can't be beat! A fast paced read, Washburn weaves in and out interesting small town characters and plot lines to keep the reader interested. At least one affair, health issues and a small town harvest festival keep this story interesting and a good mystery read for someone looking for a lighter book.


The Watch That Ends The Night Voices From The Titanic
by Allan Wolf



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The book did not hold my attention. It is not something I would read again.


Slow Dancing with a Stranger
by Meryl Comer



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This author shares her personal journey and struggles as her physician husband is stricken with early-onset Alzheimer's. Meryl chronicles the care she provides for her husband, both in her home and when he is in one of several facilities. As her mother faces the same disease she must cope with two loved ones to care for. Find Book


Nineteen Minutes
by Jodi Picoult



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A great book about a school shooting by a kid who was picked on his whole life. Such true life situations and how kids treat other kids to the point of the kid breaking down.


Yes My Accent Is Real And Some Other Things I Haven't Told You
by Kunal Nayyar



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I enjoyed reading about Kunal’s journey to the U.S. for business school and hearing about this ups and downs in acting along the way. It was interesting to hear his prospective on being a foreign student and his struggles with relationships. He talked openly and honestly about his degree, his experiences in acting, his relationships, and his break in a new show that was starting, “The Big Bang Theory.” A fun read.


Heart of Darkness
by Dean Koontz



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This book was awesome. I really like Dean Koontz's writing technique. He keeps you looking forward to the next chapter.


Agnes And The Hitman
by Jennifer Crusie And Bob Mayer



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This was recommended by one of the librarians as my February Blind Date book. It is an engaging, funny mystery. The perfect read to pick up your mood on a lazy Sunday afternoon!


The Well of Ascension
by Brandon Sanderson



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Very imaginative book, although a little gruesome at times. Expect some gore. Also, this is book 2 in the trilogy, so make sure you read the first one before this one.


Ordinary Grace
by William Kent Krueger



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Great book! Can't wait to discuss with my book club. A lot of unexpected events.


A Long Way From Home
by Tom Brokaw



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So nice to learn of the past of his childhood. As it aides in myself understanding the SD that my mother grew up in.


The Killing Forest
by Sara Blaedel



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A brotherhood of men dedicated to the gods of Norse mythology. A fifteen-year-old boy. A coming-of-age ritual gone wrong. The revelation long buried secrets. All combine to turn a Danish forest into the killing forest.


Red Rain
by R. L



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This book seems to receive a lot of flack. It is a very grown up goosebumps book with cursing, sex, and very short chapters. I also wasn't a big fan of the ending. That being said overall the story captured my attention and thrilled me along the way. Would definitely recommend it for someone who grew up reading goosebumps and wants an easy read.


Foreign Affairs
by Stuart Woods



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loved the book  


Fortunately The Milk
by Neil Gaiman



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This book was excellent to read out loud to my children. Entertaining for a child and for the adult reading it.


Faint Cold Fear
by Karin Slaughter



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A possible suicide and a brutal stabbing on land owned by a local university sets of a series of events that leads to a quickly mounting body count that has the local coroner and her ex-husband, the police chief, scrambling to find the connections that lead them to the person responsible for the grisly crimes. This novel definitely keeps the reader wondering which character is guilty. Find Book


The BFG
by Roald Dahl



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I wanted to reread this before the movie and I'm glad I did. I loved this as a child and I still do today. The trailer for the movie so far has matched the book which makes me very happy!


Ruins of War
by John A. Connell



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American Mason Collins, a CID officier, is posted to Munich six months after the end of World War II. When the dismembered bodies of a ritualistic murder victims are discovered at various locations around the war ravaged city, Collins becomes involved in a race to find the sadistic murderer before he can strike again. The intensity of the novel engages the reader throughout the story. Find Book


The Unbearable Book Club For Unsinkable Girls
by Julie Schumacher



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A story about how a book club brings four different teens together and how their lives change forever. It's a very good story.


Sous Chef
by Gibney, Michael



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Interesting read about working in a professional kitchen as a sous chef. Good insight on how fancy restaurants operate behind the scenes


The Girl On The Train
by Paula Hawkins



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Really liked the story. So good, read in 2 days.


The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
by Jonas Jonasson



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What an AMAZING book! I do not remember a book that made me laugh out loud so many times as I found myself doing with this one. The mixture of fiction with true characters who we all know well made the story light-hearted and fun.


State Of Wonder


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The story sucks you in. Good emotional play among people in a foreign land. Find Book


The Interestings


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Book was good but could have cut out at least 100 pages. Find Book


Sycamore Row
by John Grisham



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Good book set in the time of when whites were against blacks. It's about a man who is dying and is trying to set the record straight between blacks and whites for what was done by his father. This is just his way of saying sorry for all the wrong that had come to this black family and that all people should be treated the same no matter the color.


A Dog's Journey
by W. Bruce Cameron



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This sequel was better than the original, "A Dog's Purpose", the latter which felt like it had a slow start. Once established, the reader feels a connection to the narrator, a continually reincarnated dog. We follow the dog throughout his or her many lives, many times circling back to the same pool of human characters and settings. Have tissues on hand, as the book is a tear-jerker from time to time, especially as the book nears its end. Recommended for dog lovers and those who like to hear a story from a fun, different point of view.


Get Lucky
by Katherine Center



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Easy to read. Wonderful story about the bond between sisters. The story is filled with many different obstacles Sarah Harper has to face and overcome. Kept me entertained until the end.


The Good Girl Mary Kubica
by Mary Kubica



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If you read Gone Girl, you might want to read this novel. It has a completely different aspect and the twist that ends the tale is definitely unexpected. Find Book


After You
by Jojo Moyes



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Great follow up to me before you. Loved the book.


Just One Touch A Slow Burn Novel
by Maya Banks



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I would recommend this book. A suspenseful and romantic story.


Goodnight Nobody
by Jennifer Weiner



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It was appealing but nothing earth shattering. The main character was a mix of privileged and "every mom." The characters did not ring true to me.


Twilight
by Stephanie Meyers



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It's been a long time since I have read this book. Way better than movie.


Deliver Us from Evil
by David Baldacci



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drama adventure that keeps you on edge. Find Book


Anita Blake, The Laughing Corpse, Graphic Novel
by Laurell K. Hamilton and Jess Ruffner-Booth



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This is the graphic novel adaptation of the novel "The Laughing Corpse" by Laurell K. Hamilton. In it we find Anita trying to solve the mystery of the murder of humans by the undead. Along the way she encounters friends, enemies, and very, very hungry monsters. As an Animator she is used to the dead rising from the grave but this time the dead is after her. The art work is fantastic and the story stays very true to the original novel. Find Book


The Janson Option
by Paul Garrison



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When Somali pirates seize the yacht of a rich American, it triggers a series of events that involve multiple faction fighting to control the war torn land and the rich oil resources beneath it. The action is fast and furious containing numerous twists and turns that lead the reader to the final resolution.


Your Heart's Desire
by Melody Carlson



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Fabulous book. Story of a mom and son who leave everything and start new.


Dogs Of Christmas


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For anyone who loves dogs; how they can bring people together and teaches an adult to move forward from a bad breakup. Find Book


The Last Temptation
by Val Mcdermid



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Dr. Tony Hill is involved in the search for a serial killer who targets academics using human subjects for psychological research. As Hill searches for this killer, Chief Inspector Carol Jordan conducts an undercover investigation of a drug lord and human trafficker. Both investigations take unexpected twists and turns. Find Book


Anya's Ghost
by Vera Brosgol



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For a narrative that spans the length of a short story, Anya's Ghost does a good job of developing characters and suspense that kept me interested. Brosgol slowly increases the creepy factor of Anya's haunting companion and Anya's terror. I wish I'd had more time with these characters as what little you get to see of them didn't feel like enough. I liked the art style which was consistent and worked with the story. I would gladly pick up any other stories/comics written by Brosgol.


Girl On A Train
by Paula Hawkins



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Great story. Loved the mystery and had no idea how it would turn out.


Caught
by Harlan Coben



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When social worker Dan Mercer is caught by Wendy Tynes, a TV celebrity who is making her name with a show dedicated to catching sexual predators, it sets off a chain of events that takes several twists and turns leading to an unexpected ending. As the story evolves, author Coben poses many questions about what constitutes justice.


Career of Evil
by Robert Galbraith



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When Cormoran Strike's secretary/partner is delivered the severed leg of a teenage girl, it set off a series of events that are targeted at Cormoran and his private investigation agency. As with the other books in the series, Galbraith leads the reader through a series of twists and turns of surprises and emotions.


Down By The River
by Robyn Carr



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It's book 3 in The Grace Valley Trilogy. This one really shows what being from a small town is all about. The town coming together to help a neighbor who's kids were in a car accident and then coming together later when the river floods.


Missing
by James Patterson Private Series



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When Eric Moss disappears, it is not only that he has vanished, but very trace of his existence has also disappeared. Not only is the Private Agency searching for Moss, but other powerful governmental agencies are also involved in the case, some of which do not want Moss to be found. In addition to the search for Moss the Private Agency also becomes involved in a desperate search for a missing infant. Missing is an excellent fast read.


Still Alice
by Lisa Genova



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I don't know from experience, but this first hand account of someone with early-onset Alzheimers seems really accurate and helped me see from that perspective to better understand the disease. A quick read and very interesting.


Deeper Than The Dead
by Tami Hoag



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In Tami Hoag's Deeper Than The Dead characters are not always what they seem to be. When a female body is discovered in a local park, it set off a search for the killer. Set in 1985, the investigator's methods of profiling the serial killer seem limited compared to today's world of CIS and NCIS, but the story includes twists and turns that keep the reader wondering "Who did it?" Find Book


Standup Guy
by Stuart Woods



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This is a classic Stone Barrington novel. I love that it's a perfect read for a cold winter night.


An Evil Mind
by Chris Carter



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An Evil Mind by Chris Carter features Robert Hunter as its mean character. Hunter is an LA police detective who is one of the nation's best criminal profilers who has experience in profiling serial killers. In this book Hunter comes up against a killer who is cunning and is able to work his way into Robert's innermost thoughts. Find Book


Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox
by William Davis



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Great information, lots of recipes to try.


Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society


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A lady finds her real true love on the island. She chooses to change her life priorities. Find Book


Wishful Drinking
by Carrie Fisher



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After everything she's been through she's still witty and amazing. I look forward to reading her other books.


All Summer Long
by Melody Carlson



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Another great story by Melody Carlson. It's about a woman who moves to become a chef on a boat and runs into an old interest from camp.


One Child
by Torey L. Hayden



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A wonderful story of hope and the ability to never give up on a child. If only I could have the compassion and understanding to work with special needs children like Torey.


Math On Trial How Numbers Get Used And Abused In The Courtroom


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Absolutely love this book. As it lets others know that any and all numbers can be miscalculated/misrepresented for anyone to make an uneducated person think the numbers are correct. It is sad to see how this misrepresentation of the numbers have lead to many lives lost due to innocent convictions, one completed sentence, or it was overturned they couldn't rejoin society correctly and therefore, died due to hopelessness.


All Fall Down
by Jennifer Weiner



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Allison Weiss appears to be a mother with a great life. She has a sweet daughter, big house in the suburbs, and a nice career. Yet, she becomes addicted to painkillers as she struggles to cope with her aging parents, distant husband, finances, and writing deadlines.


Rumor Has It
by Jill Shalvis



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Excellent addition to the series. The story was inspiring as a family struggled with a loss.


Pegasus
by Danielle Steel



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I enjoyed this book. The author is really able to tell a story that makes you want to keep reading. She writes about a family during Hitler's reign and how a family is saved. In the end, a few generations down the road, eventually the families cross paths over a Lipizzaner horse.


You're Broke Because You Want To Be
by Larry Winget



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A no nonsense look at pursuing wealth, stripping away all excuses for being broke. He does acknowledge briefly that there is a difference between broke and poor. A book for those looking for answers and not knowing where to start. Winget is a strong proponent of continuing self-education through reading, reading, and more reading. Be prepared to have some assumptions thrown in your face, not all are applicable. But it does take you through an honest look at your finances.


The Measby Murder Enquiry
by Ann Purser



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Ivy Beasley and the rest of Enquire Within are at it again with another mystery. This time they must unravel many secrets connected to a new resident at their retirement home. Full of family drama, mystery and some light humor, this book moves slow at the beginning before, in some ways, finally wrapping it up at the end.


The Admissions
by Meg Mitchell Moore



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Everyone has their own story and a lot of times even though you are married to someone you may not know as much about them as you may think you do. Also with having kids, especially teenagers, parents don't always know what is going on in their lives since the teens don't always share with their parents.


Pax
by Sara Pennypacker



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This book shows the unbreakable bond between a human and a close pet. Satisfying read from beginning to end.


Descent
by Tim Johnston



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Tim Johnston's debut novel explores what happens to a family when the 18 year old daughter is abducted while on a run with her younger brother. As the members of the family attempt to deal with the abduction they each descend into their own personal pit of regret and guilt. As the story progresses, the reader must wonder what would life be like if different choices were made. The writing is precise and delves into the emotions of each character.


The Secret Language Of Sisters
by Luanne Rice



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Is a story with a lot of emotion. It was fun to wait and see what happened after the crash.


I Heart My Little A-holes
by Karen Alpert



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I love this book. I listened to it from the library. It is read by the author. She is so animated and humorous. Highly recommend to any stay at home mom.


Ten Thousand Skies Above You
by Claudia Gray



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Did not meet up to the first book. The idea of it is so amazing, but the main character is frustrating to the point that it takes away from the awesomeness of the story line.


Joshua Dread
by Lee Bacon



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Imaginative and fun. Nothing earth shattering though.


American Housewife
by Helen Ellis



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This book was okay. Some of the stories were funny or interesting but some were boring or strange and those stories seemed to dragged on. If you consider yourself an edgy / alternative / not typical wife / mom, you might enjoy this book more than I did.


The Darling Dahlias Series


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I plan to finish this series. Wide age range of women who just seem to stumble onto a crime and work together to brainstorm ways to solve it. Find Book


Sweet Valley Confidential Ten Years Later
by Francine Pascal



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I enjoyed this book. It was great to find out what happened to all the characters I used to read about when I was a kid.


Map Of Heaven Eben Alexander
by Eben Alexander



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Wonderful follow-up to Proof of Heaven.


Gone Girl
by Gillian Flynn



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I was just just about ready to give up on this book. Started out very predictable and mediocre, then BOOM! Unexpected twists and turns. Amy and Nick, a married couple take you a crazy journey. Impossible to put down. I immediately ordered Flynn's other two novels to read.


Echoes of Titanic
by Mindy Starns Clark,John Campbell Clark



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Great book. I liked how fiction and non-fiction were combined. The way this book was written holds your attention and you can't put it down. The mystery of what really happened to Adele and Jocelyn kept you reading right up to the end.

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