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    Reading Round-Up

    April 19, 2018

    The River at Night:

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    This is the most incredible novel filled with suspense and surprise. I couldn’t put it down. Winnie decides to go with her friends on a whitewater rafting trip in the middle of nowhere and let’s just say a terrifying inciting incident throws them into a jungle with no map. I don’t want to go into any more detail for fear of spoilers.

    Eleanor and Park:

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    This was a pretty depressing, moody YA novel. I enjoyed it, but I don’t know if I’d go as far as recommending it. It’s worth a read if you’ve read all the other John Green books and are looking for something along the same vein.

    Pretty Girls:

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    So I might have given this book five stars on Goodreads, but I recommend it with caution. The ending is so graphic it is not for the faint of heart. This is a true thriller inside and out as two sisters search for the answers about their sister’s killing, that’s even more sinister then you can imagine.

    You Are a Badass:

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    If you’re at a pivotal place in your life or ready for a change, this is a very encouraging book to pick up! I guess it’s technically classified as self-help, but the way Jen tells it, you just feel like you’re talking to a really interesting friend who just happens to be very encouraging.

    A Desirable Residence:

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    Again, this book was just ok. I don’t always pick up gold every time I decide to read a book, but it’s still important to discuss what I’m reading. Madeline Wickham (aka. Sophie Kinsella) is one of my favorite authors. Her quick wit and hilarious characters really draw me in. Honestly, in this novel, I couldn’t stand the characters! They’re beyond unlikeable and their train of thought is very unrealistic.

    Awaken the Giant Within:

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    If you’re looking for the definition of a preachy self-help book, this is it. While I found this was an interesting take, it didn’t feel particularly sincere or empathetic to other’s situations. Overall, it was just ok.

    Son:

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    This book was a very good YA read. I’ve read the first Giver so long ago, I couldn’t remember the plot, but I wasn’t lost at all in this novel from the series. I would recommend it if you’re looking for a quick, good, dystopian type read.

     

    What have you been reading lately? I’ve been on a good novel streak that I’ll share in my next book post!

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