Book Review

WHERE THE LOST WANDER by Amy Harmon

Rating: 4 / 5 I have not read too many books that focus on the point in history where wagon trains were making their dangerous way across the Oregon Trail to California. The last one I read was a paranormal twist on the Donner Party story so I was happy to give a more reality… Continue reading WHERE THE LOST WANDER by Amy Harmon

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THE SECRETS WE KEPT by Lara Prescott

Rating: 3.5 / 5 THE SECRETS WE KEPT by Lara Prescott is inspired by the true story of how the CIA plotted to smuggle Boris Pasternak's book DOCTOR ZHIVAGO out of the USSR during the Cold War in order to get the story with its commentary on the Russian Revolution published and distributed. In the… Continue reading THE SECRETS WE KEPT by Lara Prescott

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IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH by Bianca Marais

Rating: 5 / 5 I absolutely loved HUM IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WORDS by Bianca Marais earlier this year and was lucky to get to participate in an author chat about that book which touched on her second book as well. I have been eager to read her second book IF YOU WANT TO… Continue reading IF YOU WANT TO MAKE GOD LAUGH by Bianca Marais

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THINGS IN JARS by Jess Kidd

Rating: 3.5 / 5 I received a giveaway copy of THINGS IN JARS by Jess Kidd through Goodreads from the publisher. Thank you to Atria Books for this gorgeous complimentary copy! THINGS IN JARS follows female detective Brodie Devine in Victorian Londonwho is presented with an interesting case, the kidnapping of Christabel Berwick. Christabel is… Continue reading THINGS IN JARS by Jess Kidd

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REMEMBRANCE by Rita Woods

Rating: 3.5 / 5 I received REMEMBRANCE by Rita Woods in my first Once Upon a Book Club book box, so I was excited to squeeze it into my March reading. I didn't know a lot about this one apart from seeing a few positive reviews and knowing it was historical fiction, so decided to… Continue reading REMEMBRANCE by Rita Woods

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ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

Rating: 3.5 / 5 ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr has been on my shelf for a long time after seeing it recommended multiple times. When a friend on instagram announced a buddy read of this one for March, I immediately added it to my huge TBR. I was able to get… Continue reading ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE by Anthony Doerr

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HUM IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE WORDS by Bianca Marais

Rating: 5 / 5 I have been wanting to read a Bianca Marais book for a long time so I was thrilled to get a chance to join in with the #notyomamasbookclub read of HUM IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WORDS in January. HUM IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE WORDS focuses on two narrators living… Continue reading HUM IF YOU DON’T KNOW THE WORDS by Bianca Marais

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THE NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead

Rating: 3.5 / 5 I found THE NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead on a New Year's Eve used bookstore run and was super excited since I have been wanting to read his books for a long time (UNDERGROUND RAILROAD has been on my TBR for far too long!). When I found out right after the… Continue reading THE NICKEL BOYS by Colson Whitehead

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ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White (Out 1/14/2020)

Publication Date: 1/14/2020 Rating: 4.5 / 5 I received ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White from a giveaway on Goodreads! Thank you to William Morrow for the chance to read provide an honest review review! ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE follows the lives of three women,… Continue reading ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White (Out 1/14/2020)