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Book Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower

Plot: Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way throughContinue reading “Book Review: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower”

Book Review: Almost Home

Plot: Madisen eloquently analyzes some of life’s universal themes within the framework of a house. Whether it’s the garden, the bedroom, or the front porch, Madisen takes you into her own “home,” sharing some of the most intimate parts of her life so that you might also, someday, feel free to share some of yours.Continue reading “Book Review: Almost Home”

Book Review: Love Boat Taipei

Plot: “Our cousins have done this program,” Sophie whispers. “Best kept secret. Zero supervision.” And just like that, Ever Wong’s summer takes an unexpected turn. Gone is Chien Tan, the strict educational program in Taiwan that Ever was expecting. In its place, she finds Loveboat: a summer-long free-for-all where hookups abound, adults turn a blindContinue reading “Book Review: Love Boat Taipei”

Book Review: One Summers Night

Plot: Kelsey Anderson is stuck in a rut so big, she’ll need a 4-wheel drive to get out. She’s just been made redundant from her dead-end job, and boyfriend Fran is so busy climbing up the career ladder that he’s forgotten how to have fun. She needs to change her life – and fast.Stumbling acrossContinue reading “Book Review: One Summers Night”

Book Review: Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better

Plot: Following her breakout debut Eighteen Years, poet Madisen Kuhn is thrilled to share this intimate portrait of a young woman navigating early adulthood and leaving her teenage years behind. Chronicling the complexities, joys, and challenges of this transitional phase of life, Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better is a powerful, deeply affecting workContinue reading “Book Review: Please Don’t Go Before I Get Better”

BookClub Reads: Happiness for Beginners

Plot: Molly Baker is living her best life. Thirty-eight years old, she lives on the twenty-five-acre Hope Farm in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by (mostly) four-legged friends and rolling hills. There’s Anthony the anti-social sheep, Tina Turner the alpaca with attitude, and the definitely-not-miniature pig, Teacup. Molly runs the farm as an alternative school for kids whoContinue reading “BookClub Reads: Happiness for Beginners”

Book Review: A French Girl In New York

Plot: This French girl’s life is ugly. Maude has no friends. Her foster family’s mean. She knows nothing about her dead parents. Only one thing keeps her going: her unconditional love for music. Until one person changes her life. Thanks to a chance meeting with an American music producer, Maude flies off to New YorkContinue reading “Book Review: A French Girl In New York”

Book Review: A House To Amend A Broken Heart

Plot: Everyone is hiding from something. . . Full of warmth, laughter, tears and heartache. Find out if there is a happy-ever-after at Willow Tree Hall. Willow Tree Hall has seen much better days and has been the proud ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Cranley for centuries. With no qualifications and escapingContinue reading “Book Review: A House To Amend A Broken Heart”

Book Review: The Beachside Guest House

Plot: When Rosa and Bee get together in the run-up to Bee’s wedding, they reminisce about the holiday they took together as teenagers to the beautiful Greek island of Paros. They remember the sandy coves, the guest house in the converted windmill where they stayed with their friend Iona, and the gorgeous local men. AsContinue reading “Book Review: The Beachside Guest House”

BookClub Reads: The Honeymoon

Plot: Set in London and Venice at the end of the twentieth century, The Honeymoon follows a young man’s journey into his own past and the strange events that caused his life to unravel. American-born Gordon Garraty spent much of his childhood traveling through the capitals of Europe with his eccentric mother Maureen. As MaureenContinue reading “BookClub Reads: The Honeymoon”

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