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Review: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

Title: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined Author: Danielle Younge-Ullman Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers Date published: February 21st 2017 Format: Paperback Page Count: 368 Rating: 5/5 Then Ingrid traveled all over Europe with her opera star mother, Margot-Sophia. Life was beautiful and bright, and every day soared with music. Now… Continue reading Review: Everything Beautiful Is Not Ruined by Danielle Younge-Ullman

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Review: To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

Title: To Drink Coffee with a Ghost (things that h(a)unt #2) Author: Amanda Lovelace Genre: Poetry Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Date published: September 17th 2019 Format: Paperback Page Count: 161 Rating: 5/5 "You cannot have a funeral for your mother without also having a funeral for yourself." This book poses the ever-lingering question: What happens when… Continue reading Review: To Drink Coffee With a Ghost by Amanda Lovelace

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Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Title: Gemina (Illuminae Files #2) Author: Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Marie Lu (Illustrator) Genre: YA Fiction, Sci-fi Publisher: Knopf Books Date published: October 18th 2016 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 659 Rating: 5/5 Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said… Continue reading Review: Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Review: Mindfulness for Students by Natasha Kaufman

Title: Mindfulness for Students Author: Natasha Kaufman Genre: Nonfiction, Self Help Publisher: Leaping Hare Press Date published: July 2nd 2019 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 144 Rating: 5/5 Life can be tough. With so many decisions to make at such a critical time, it’s easy to feel weighed down. What’s more, there is the pressure to… Continue reading Review: Mindfulness for Students by Natasha Kaufman

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Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Title: Born a Crime Author: Trevor Noah Genre: Autobiography Publisher: Date published: Format: Page Count: 462 Rating: 5/5 The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk… Continue reading Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Title: Six of Crows Author: Leigh Bardugo Genre: YA Fantasy Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Date published: September 29th 2015 Format: Hardcover Page Count: 462 Rating: 5/5 Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered… Continue reading Review: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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Review: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Title: Interpreter of Maladies Author: Jhumpa Lahiri Genre: Fiction, Short Stories Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date published:May 22, 2000 Format: Paperback Page Count: 198 Rating: 5/5 Navigating between the Indian traditions they've inherited and the baffling new world, the characters in Jhumpa Lahiri's elegant, touching stories seek love beyond the barriers of culture and generations.… Continue reading Review: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

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Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Title: A Man Called Ove Author: Fredrik Backman Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Publisher: Atria Books Date published: July 15th 2014 Format: Paperback Page Count: 337 Rating: 5/5 A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door. Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon, the kind of man… Continue reading Review: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

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Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Author: Marie Kondo Type: Self Help Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Ten Speed Press Date published: October 14th 2014 Format: Audiobook Time: 5hr Rating: 5/5 Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles? Japanese cleaning consultant… Continue reading Review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

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Review: Educated by Tara Westover

Title: Educated Author: Tara Westover Type: Memoir, Autobiography Genre: Nonfiction Publisher: Random House Date published: February 20th 2018 Format: Paperback Page Count: 352 Rating: 5/5 Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches… Continue reading Review: Educated by Tara Westover