The Light We Lost, by Jill Santopolo

Reese Witherspoon has a way to pick great and original books, stories that transport you elsewhere, and I've hardly ever been disappointed by her selection. I certainly wasn't with this one. The story: He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he [...]
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The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, by Robert Dugoni

Don't you love it when every time you finish a book, you think, "Okay, this one is my new favorite book!" Well, in spite all all the wonderful novels I've read this year alone, this one is my new favorite book. I won't be able to read half as much [...]
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Where the Crawdads Sing, by Delia Owens

OH. MY. GOD. What. A. Dazzling. Masterpiece. The story: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But [...]
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Bird Box, by Josh Malerman

Okay, I hate myself. I have about 6 or 7 books that I've literally just bought, and life and reading were going fine after I’d finally managed to decide which one to pick first…and then I saw Netflix’s trailer on Facebook. Big mistake. Have you seen it? No? Well, I [...]
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Sold on a Monday, by Kristina McMorris

The story: 2 children for sale. A Depression-era reporter snaps a photo of two children being sold on a farmhouse porch, leading to his big break—and devastating repercussions for everyone involved. From a reader’s point of view: I wanted to read the book as soon as I set eyes on [...]
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Cross Her Heart, by Sarah Pinborough

The story: Lisa is living a lie and everyone is about to find out. Lisa lives for her daughter Ava, her job and her best friend Marilyn. But when a handsome client shows an interest in her, Lisa starts daydreaming about sharing her life with him, too. Maybe she’s ready [...]
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Jar of Hearts, by Jennifer Hillier

I'm starting this new literary rendezvous with you with a fabulous novel I read last week…almost in a sitting. Jar of Hearts is an absolute gem. I'd never read anything from Jennifer Hillier before, but I'll sure check her other books and the ones to come. The story: "This is [...]
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