Quick takes- May 2017

No One Can Pronounce My Name. 4 stars. Maybe a little long and forgettable, but great characters and solid writing. Poignantly captures how it feels to be an outsider, in many different ways.

Saints for All Occasions. 5 stars. Big east coast Irish family saga, dealing with loss and long-buried secrets? Yes please.

I Found You. 3 stars. Solid but not Lisa Jewell's best. Awesome main character, melodramatic plot.

The Leavers. 4 stars. I liked this a lot. Asks questions about what...

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The week in review

Once again, I am looking over the last seven days and am surprised that it's only been a week. Time does not fly by for me, even though I do feel like I'm having fun. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I finished Was, and I just posted about it!  I love this book even if it meanders a little at the end. This is really interesting and entertaining, and holds a lot of sentimental value for me. True hidden gem here.

Next up was Marlena. This one might be a casualty of too much hype. I was really excited to...

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Kill your darlings

I try so hard to manage my library holds, but once again, a ton of hot ones came up at once, and I'm having that can't-read-them-all-can't-renew-them reader panic. Here are the contestants in the "which one will be returned unread?" sweepstakes. ( Jessica)

Our Short History- This author is very hit or miss for me, but I'm weirdly drawn to her. Looks like just the kind of thing I love to read. I only have it for ten more days, and there are some other ones I...

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