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Amy Gressell
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Overall, entertaining dysfunction with the least likable main character in a long time.

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by Jung Yun May 14-23, 2017 No doubt did I tear through Shelter at a crazy pace, so kudos to Yun on his first novel. I'm not sure if my lack of knowledge on Korean culture can be blamed for some of my disconnect to the characters, but without a doubt, the m...

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A monumental chore.

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Mischling
by Affinity Konar April 9-May 6, 2017 What to say about a Holocaust story that involves the children tortured by Mengele? How can one say a book like this is "good?" How can it be classified as entertaining? Informative, yes, but not an inkling of leisure. ...

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Oprah's Midas touch strikes again....

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The Underground Railroad
by Colson Whitehead Mar 19-Apr 9, 2017 Oprah and her magical ability to gain followers to anything and everything she likes or touches (Midas?!). It's been a while since I've read an Oprah-acclaimed book, but this one had been receiving plenty of praise on...

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Slave women determined to find grace in horrific circumstances.

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Grace
by Natashia Deón Feb 15-Mar 4, 2017 I seem to be drawn to books about slavery. But then again, it also seems to be a popular subject among contemporary authors. It must be my love of historical fiction though, because there is no "easy reading" when it come...

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A delicious peek into the competitive, unchanging world of ballet.

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Girl Through Glass
by Sari Wilson Jan 28-Feb 14, 2017 The world of ballet is beautiful to outsiders. But for those inside, it is competitive, grueling, manipulative and plagued by body dysmorphia. And I love books about ballet! Everyone has a dream job, something they always ...
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