Review: Burntown by Jennifer McMahon

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By Jennifer McMahon

Published April 25, 2017 by Doubleday Books
Genres:
 Suspense & Thriller
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Many thanks to NetGalley and Doubleday Books for providing me with an advance copy of Burntown in exchange for an honest review.

In 1975, a young boy named Miles Sandeski witnesses his mother’s murder. What follows is ​a quirky yet thrilling tale about a family whose past is never far behind. Burntown stars a cast of misfits​–a truly lovable group of characters who all have interesting stories in their own right​ and keep you rooting for them despite their flaws.​ Continue reading “Review: Burntown by Jennifer McMahon”

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Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

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By Trevor Noah
Published November 15, 2016 by Spiegel & Grau
Genre: Nonfiction
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On The Daily Show, host Trevor Noah mentions his South African upbringing often, but in his new memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, he goes much deeper into the complexities of South African history and culture, as well as his own past.  Continue reading “Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah”

A Murakami State of Mind

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I have a lot of favorite books, and a lot of authors whose work I love, but if you ask me who my favorite author is, I will say without hesitation that it is Haruki Murakami.

I read my first Murakami book, 1Q84, in July of 2014. It took me the whole month of July and most of August to read it. I did not quite comprehend what a huge undertaking it would be when I decided to read it (it actually consists of three books, adding up to over a thousand pages). I had only vaguely heard of Murakami at that point, but boy am I grateful for the random circumstances that led to the discovery of his stories. Continue reading “A Murakami State of Mind”

10 Ways to Read More Books This Year

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Happy New Year! I love the feeling of a fresh start that comes with the beginning of a new year. No matter what happened in the last year and what we accomplished (or didn’t), it’s a great time to reflect on how we can be better and set our intentions and goals for the next year.

How about resolving to read more this year? Aside from providing hours of entertainment, reading books can also relieve stress, keep your mind sharp, and even make you more empathetic.

Here are some tips for incorporating more reading into your life this year: Continue reading “10 Ways to Read More Books This Year”