Review Quickies #1

Sometimes I read small books or graphic novels that might not warrant a full review. I’ll post about these books periodically in Review Quickies, starting with a few graphic novels I read while moving this past week. Super Chill: A Year of Living Anxiously by Adam Ellis Graphic Novel | Humor Published by Andrews McMeel Publishing […]

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Who Says You’re Dead by Jacob M. Appel, MD – A Review

Who Says You’re Dead?: Medical & Ethical Dilemmas for the Curious & Concerned by Jacob M. Appel, M.D. Nonfiction | Medical | Ethics | Science Published by Algonquin Books Released October 8, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in […]

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Again, but Better by Christine Riccio – A Review

Again, but Better by Christine Riccio Contemporary | New Adult | Romance Published by Wednesday Books Released May 7th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: “So—why didn’t something happen?” Because of me. Because I let fear make decisions for me. Because I’ve chosen to let the world push me around instead of pushing my way through the […]

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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer – a Review

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safron Foer Contemporary and/or Historical Fiction Published by Mariner Books Released April 4, 2006 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: This review was originally published on September 11, 2018. While I have made a few updates to formating and everything you see above this statement, everything that follows is the […]

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City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab – A Review

Note: This is a repost of a review published last year. The sequel to City of Ghosts, Tunnel of Bones, is now available. “Every time I get nervous or scared, I remind myself that every good story needs twists and turns. Every heroine needs an adventure.” The Book City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab Amazon | […]

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Roar by Cora Carmack – A Review

Roar (Stormheart #1) by Cora Carmack Fantasy Published by Tor Teen Released June 13, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Cora Carmack’s Roar is a book that has been on my radar for a while because the weather-based magic system sounded really cool. I finally made time for it this month, as it’s the chosen book for Chelsea Palmer‘s Page […]

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo – A Review

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo Grishaverse Trilogy #1 Fantasy Published by Square Fish/Macmillan Released June 5, 2012 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I read the Six of Crows duology and adored everything about it last year (read my reviews here). At the time, I didn’t know that the GrishaVerse trilogy existed, but looking back, I wish I had […]

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Once & Future by Amy Rose Capetta and Cori McCarthy – A Review

Once and Future

Once & Future (Once & Future #1) by Amy Rose Capetta & Cori McCarthy Fantasy | Retelling | Science Fiction | Young Adult Published by Little, Brown and Company Released March 26, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Those of us in the book community who follow countless book-centric blogs, YouTube channels, Instagram accounts, etc., need to be […]

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The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick – A Review

The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick Contemporary Fiction | Romance Published by Sarah Crichton Books Released September 2, 2008 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: When I was diagnosed as having bipolar disorder, I wanted to understand more about it. Since I’m obsessed with books, that resulted in trying to find books with bipolar characters. I typed […]

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Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau – A Review

Side Hustle: From Idea to Income in 27 Days by Chris Guillebeau Non-Fiction | Self-Help | Personal Finance Published by Crown Business Released September 19, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: My number one goal in life is to work for myself. I’ve never been a fan of corporate 9-5 desk jobs or customer service jobs. It […]

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone – A Review

Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone Young Adult | Contemporary Published by Disney-Hyperion Released June 16, 2015 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Synopsis Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never […]

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Becoming by Michelle Obama – A Review

Becoming by Michelle Obama Non-Fiction | Memoir Published by Crown Released November 13, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I feel the need to preface this review by admitting a bit of bias. I have a massive crush on Michelle Obama. When Barack Obama ran for the presidency in 2008, I was in college studying political science. […]

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Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer – A Review

Echo North

Echo North by Joanna Ruth Meyer Young Adult | Fantasy | Fairy Tales Published by Page Street Publishing Released January 15, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: The only two things I knew about this book when I added it to my Goodreads TBR list were that it has an absolutely amazing cover and that it’s a fairy tale […]

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Not My Bag by Sina Grace – A Review

Not My Bag by Sina Grace Graphic Novel | Fiction | LGBT Published by Image Comics Released October 30, 2012 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Working in retail, or any type of customer service, is difficult. You have to deal with the messiest, rudest people imaginable, and the work is rarely fulfilling. I worked in retail for […]

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Doctor Strange: The Fate of Dreams by Devin Grayson – A Review

Doctor Strange: The Fate of Dreams by Devin Grayson Young adult | Supernatural | Superhero Published by Marvel Released October 18, 2016 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: While I knew that DC Comics had published various novels based on their iconic comic book characters (such as Catwoman, Batman, and Wonder Woman), I wasn’t aware that Marvel had […]

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