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Mexican Gothic Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525620785
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Published: Del Rey - June 30th, 2020

As a personal challenge, I decided to read a novel outside of my typical genre which is fiction. Therefore I selected this horror novel and it did not disappoint. The author uses descriptive language to slowly establish a well thought out story line which weaves a tale of an evil home called High Point and its disturbing residents.


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Rodham: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399590917
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Published: Random House - May 19th, 2020

Curtis Sittenfeld is one of my favorite authors and she does not disappoint with her latest novel. This is a fictional tale of Hillary Clinton's life story. As the book begins we discover how Hillary and Bill meet and date but eventually end up with other people. With the authors vivid imagination she weaves the story of Hillary and her eventful life without Bill and her subsequent presidential race where Bill is her opponent.


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ISBN: 9780316420044
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 16th, 2020

I eagerly waited for this book and it did not disappoint. This is the story of Jake and Mallory who meet in 1993, during Labor Day weekend, for a bachelor party held in Mallory’s brother's honor. However, the party is a disaster, and everyone leaves except Mallory and Jake and so begins their intense, 28 year, summer relationship. It is reminiscent of the movie, Same Time Next Year, with Jake and Mallory only meeting each year during Labor Day weekend in Nantucket at Mallory’s beach cottage. During the other 362 days, except in a leap year, they live with their respective families, which for Jake is his wife Ursula, who has political ambitions, and his daughter, while Mallory is a teacher and single mother raising a son in Nantucket.


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ISBN: 9781501133510
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Published: Atria Books - May 5th, 2020

In my opinion this is the best book written by Jennifer Weiner. It has everything you would expect from reading Ms Weiner's previous novels yet so much more. She begins the story with the main character, Daphne Berg, in an altercation with a gentleman in a bar, which subsequently is posted online. After this incident, Daphne becomes a social media influencer, and starts the difficult journey of self acceptance. As the second half unfolds, approximately six years later, Daphnes former best friend Drue, invites her to Cape Cod for her wedding and to be a bridesmaid. During the wedding weekend, an untimely death occurs. Now Daphne snd her friends become amateur sleuths as they try to uncover and determine why and who murdered this person. Ultimately, this is the story of friendship, family and learning to accept oneself flaws and all. If you enjoy this book I suggest Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand.


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ISBN: 9781982137441
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Published: Atria Books - March 10th, 2020

I really enjoyed this novel and it made me laugh and cry. Our story is about two women, Dannie and her best friend Bella who grew up together in two very different households. Dannie is a highly motivated corporate lawayer with a life plan and knows she will marry her longtime boyfriend David. Whereas Bella, is not a planner, and moves through life to the beat of her own drum and jumps from one relationship to the next until she meets Aaron Gregory. However, fate has different plans for both Bella and Dannie. Ultimately, the story is about love and frienship between two women.


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ISBN: 9781250151360
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Published: St. Martin's Press - June 30th, 2020

Is it ok to keep a secret because you feel it will protect the one you love? This is the main theme throughout this amazing book. As the story begins Adam and Livia are preparing for a large celebration that Livia has been dreaming of since she was nineteen years old. When tragedy strikes and only Adam knows the truth. Should he keep this to himself or share his news and destroy Livia's dream?


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ISBN: 9780778305071
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Published: Park Row - May 5th, 2020

This is the story of an estranged family, the Millers, brought together by the death of their beloved grandmother Helen. Once her will is disclosed, a revelation is made that Beck, the youngest grandchild, is bequeathed a 137 carat diamond believed to be the mysterious Florentine that went missing during the fall of the Habsburg Dynasty. As the family, which includes Ashley and Jake and their mother Deborah, embark on a quest to discover why Helen possessed this treasure; family secrets are revealed. Ultimately, the true question is, what secrets will you hold to protect the ones you love.


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ISBN: 9780802148537
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Published: Grove Press - March 3rd, 2020

This book, in my opinion, is a coming of age story. This novel takes place in Massachusetts during the late ’90s, and is about a young woman named Camilla or Casey for short, who is in her early thirties, and struggling after the unexpected death of her mother. Throughout the book she is searching for love, acceptance and guidance while she writes her first novel. Suggested reading for those who enjoy Jodi Picoult and Kristin Hannah.


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ISBN: 9781984878618
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - February 4th, 2020

I really enjoyed this novel because it made me think about how well I know myself and those around me. As the story begins Julian, a lonely widow and semi-famous artist, leaves a green notebook labeled the Authenticity Project at Monica's cafe. Inside Julian writes about his life and challenges the next person, who finds it, to do the same and answer the following question; share your truth and reveal the one thing about you that defines you and makes everything about you fall into place. As the notebook is discovered by Monica and Hazard and Riley and others new friendships are created and truths about oneself revealed.


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ISBN: 9780735217416
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - October 15th, 2019

This is an enjoyable inspirational book which is broken down into 365 quotes, one for each day of the year. Hoda, after each quote, writes a personal account of how it relates to her life or someone that she knows. I recommend this title for anyone who is a fan of Maria Shriver or Rachel Hollis.


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ISBN: 9781984806093
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Published: Berkley - November 5th, 2019

The first rule of book club: You don't talk about book club.


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Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802147851
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Published: Grove Press - January 7th, 2020

This is an insightful read for women born between 1965 and 1980, the Gen X generation, who are feeling unsettled or perhaps experiencing a mid-life crisis. Through research and interviews, with women from various backgrounds, this book describes issues related to health, finances, and more that the women of this particular generation may have experienced. While reading, you realize you are not alone and that this is a topic which needs to be discussed.


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ISBN: 9781501197420
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Published: Gallery Books - October 22nd, 2019

First love, heartbreak, and second chances, this book has it all. While in London travelling with their grandparents Tate (18) and Sam (21) meet and experience an intense two-week romance but fate has other plans and they each leave London heartbroken and alone. Fourteen years later, they are reunited when Tate is cast as the leading actress in the movie version of Sam's novel, Milkweed.


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781607747307
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 14th, 2014

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The book that sparked a revolution and inspired the hit Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo: the original guide to decluttering your home once and for all.

ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE—CNN
 


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ISBN: 9781538715284
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 5th, 2019

"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the shocking mystery behind the dramatic experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR).