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Wishlist Wednesday #25: Best Kept Secret by Ann M. Martin

Wishlist Wednesday #25: Best Kept Secret by Ann M. Martin

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I started this new series from Ann M. Martin this year, and it’s been very good! I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed having Martin in my life. It’s a great contemporary middle school series that goes through family stories generation by generation. I’m excited to read what happens next…

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Book Review: The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Book Review: The Headless Cupid by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Title: The Headless Cupid Author: Zilpha Keatley Snyder Series: Stanley Family, Book 1 Publisher: Yearling Paperback: 224 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository When the four Stanley children meet Amanda, their new stepsister, they’re amazed to learn she studies witchcraft. When she shares her secrets, strange things start happening in their old house. They suspect Amanda until they learn the house was long ago haunted by a ghost that cut off the head of a wooden cupid on…

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Book Review: The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

Book Review: The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

Title: The Rebel Angels Author: Robertson Davies Series: The Cornish Trilogy, Book 1 Publisher: Penguin Paperback: 326 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository Defrocked monks, mad professors, and wealthy eccentrics – a remarkable cast peoples Robertson Davies’ brilliant spectacle of theft, perjury, murder, scholarship, and love at a modern university. Only Mr. Davies, author of Fifth Business, The Manticore, and World of Wonders, could have woven together their destinies with such wit, humour-and wisdom. Overall Rating: 3 out…

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Book Review: Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan

Book Review: Holiday in the Hamptons by Sarah Morgan

Title: Holiday in the Hamptons Author: Sarah Morgan Publisher: Harlequin Series: From Manhattan with Love, Book 5 Paperback: 266 pages Source: Goodreads Giveaway Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Professional dog-walker Felicity Knight loves everything about New York…until her ex-husband starts working at her local vet clinic. She hasn’t seen Seth Carlyle in ten years, but one glimpse of him–too gorgeous, and still too good for her–and Fliss’s heart hurts like their whirlwind marriage ended yesterday. So when her grandmother in the Hamptons needs help for the summer,…

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Book Review: Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Book Review: Monster by Walter Dean Myers

Title: Monster Author: Walter Dean Myers Publisher: Amistad Paperback: 281 pages Source: Own Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is on trial for murder. A Harlem drugstore owner was shot and killed in his store, and the word is that Steve served as the lookout. Guilty or innocent, Steve becomes a pawn in the hands of “the system,” cluttered with cynical authority figures and unscrupulous inmates, who will turn in anyone to shorten their own sentences. For the first time, Steve is forced to…

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Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Book Review: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Title: Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging Author: Louise Rennison Series: Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, Book 1 Publisher: Harper Teen Hardcover: 247 pages Source: Chicago Public Library Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Buy from The Book Depository There are six things very wrong with my life: 1. I have one of those under-the-skin spots that will never come to a head but lurk in a red way for the next two years. 2. It is on my nose 3. I have a three-year-old sister who may have peed…

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Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

Wishlist Wednesday #13: The Color Master: Stories by Aimee Bender

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I’ve been in a short story mood recently, and I’ve heard that some of these stories have elements of magical realism in them, which always intrigues me. I’m definitely looking forward to grabbing a copy of this…

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Wishlist Wednesday #12: The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

Wishlist Wednesday #12: The Authentics by Abdi Nazemian

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I’m loving all the diverse voices we’re getting this year, and The Authentics is no different! I’m interested to see how this story plays out and how it explores the concept of identity, which is a super…

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Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Book Review: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Title: When Dimple Met Rishi Author: Sandhya Menon Publisher: Simon Pulse Hardcover: 380 pages Source: ALA Annual 2017 Summary: (taken from Goodreads) Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a…

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Wishlist Wednesday #8: The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

Wishlist Wednesday #8: The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

This meme was created by Pen to Paper. Each week we will share a book that has been recently added to our wishlist or has been on it for ages. I’m taking this loosely and sharing books that I can’t wait to read. I know I’m going to be disappointed by this, and it’s taking me a long time to get to The Casual Vacancy because of that, but I just can’t let a book by JK Rowling be left…

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