Book Review

EMPIRE OF PAIN by Patrick Radden Keefe

Rating: 5 / 5 When I needed a nonfiction / current events read for #bookoplathon, I asked for suggestions. EMPIRE OF PAIN was the one that came with the most recommendations. I had seen some stellar reviews for this book from trusted sources, so I immediately downloaded the audiobook for it and requested a hard… Continue reading EMPIRE OF PAIN by Patrick Radden Keefe

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THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton

Rating: 5 / 5 THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton is the author's nonfiction account of how he was arrested in 1985 in Alabama, charged with two counts of capital murder for a crime he did not commit. He had faith in the justice system that all would be made right, but the… Continue reading THE SUN DOES SHINE by Anthony Ray Hinton

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A WINTER’S PROMISE by Christelle Dabos

Rating: 4 / 5 A WINTER'S PROMISE by Christelle Dabos, translated by Hildegarde Serle, is the first book in The Mirror Visitor Quartet, originally written in French. I had had this series on my radar and then I won a copy of book two in the series last year, so it was high time I… Continue reading A WINTER’S PROMISE by Christelle Dabos

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THE ART OF BEING A SCHOOL COUNSELOR by Nancy L. Regas

I received a gifted copy of THE ART OF BEING A SCHOOL COUNSELOR by Nancy L. Regas from the author for an honest review. Rating: 5 / 5 THE ART OF BEING A SCHOOL COUNSELOR: LEADING WITH CONFIDENCE, COMPASSION, AND AUTHENTICITY is written to share a wealth of knowledge and experience to school counselors, those… Continue reading THE ART OF BEING A SCHOOL COUNSELOR by Nancy L. Regas

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BIRTH AND OTHER SURPRISES by Kimberly Davis Basso

Rating: 5 / 5 I recently read and really enjoyed I'M A LITTLE BRAIN DEAD by Kimberly Davis Basso, so when I saw that Let's Talk Books was doing a tour for her more recent book BIRTH AND OTHER SURPRISES, I was happy to sign up since I had the book sitting on my shelf!… Continue reading BIRTH AND OTHER SURPRISES by Kimberly Davis Basso

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I’M A LITTLE BRAIN DEAD by Kimberly Davis Basso

Rating: 5 / 5 I have had the pleasure to get to know Kimberly Davis Basso through bookstagram. I even recently had the chance to hear her read a bit from her books and even get an autographed copy of I'M A LITTLE BRAIN DEAD at a somewhat recent (what is time?) event at Bel… Continue reading I’M A LITTLE BRAIN DEAD by Kimberly Davis Basso

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MALICE by by Keigo Higashino

Rating: 4.5 / 5 I picked up MALICE by Keigo Higashino, Alexander O. Smith (Translator) at my local used bookstore after seeing it listed on multiple 'best of' lists for translated thrillers. When I saw it on the Are You Well Read in World Literature list, I selected it for my reading challenge prompt! It… Continue reading MALICE by by Keigo Higashino

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WORDSLUT by Amanda Montell

Rating: 4.5 / 5 When I pulled a prompt for non-fiction that isn't about a person, I immediately thought of WORDSLUT by Amanda Montell. Though I had intended it for my February TBR, I saw that the audio was available at the library and downloaded it right away. WORDSLUT takes a look at the English… Continue reading WORDSLUT by Amanda Montell

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I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai

Rating: 4.5 / 5 I picked up I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai last year thinking I would need it for a reading challenge, but never then proceeded to read something else. #NonfictionNovember made the perfect excuse to finally get to it! I AM MALALA tells the story of a young girl who has faced… Continue reading I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai