Book Review: All the Missing Girls

all the missing girls

Ever since Gone Girl hit shelves years ago, it seems like every novel with a dark topic and a crazy plot twist has been likened to it. This bothered me so much. The books I did read that were compared to Gone Girl were, in fact, nothing like it at all. I felt like reviewers were just blanketing a […]

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Book Review Round-Up

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Obviously, I’ve been more than a little M.I.A. lately. Who knew starting a new life would be so distracting?! I’m quite behind on posting book reviews for you guys. Since I read these ones before the madness of moving even began, let’s just say the details aren’t the freshest in my memory. Because of this, […]

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Book Review: Lean In

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If you haven’t read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead yet, get to it ASAP. I can’t believe it took me so long to get to it myself – but I’m so glad I finally did. While Sandberg is currently known as COO of Facebook, that may be the least of her accomplishments, […]

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Book Review: A Certain Age

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You may have noticed that a few of the books I’ve reviewed here share a common time period: the 1920’s. I am unceasingly intrigued by the glamour and opulence of the time. Statement-making clothes, bold makeup, perfectly coiffed hair…and that’s just one aspect. The over-the-top parties and clandestine activities are sure to make any modern […]

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Book Review: A Small Indiscretion

If you follow me on Instagram (if not, why don’t you?!) then you probably saw my post about “Blind Date with a Book” a while back. If you haven’t heard about it yet, Blind Date with a Book is a new phenomenon in which you purchase a book that is covered with brown paper. There […]

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Book Review: Rules of Civility

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Rules of Civility by Amor Towles (how cool is the author’s name, btw?!) was the last book I hunted down at the library before my “Books to Read” list disappeared into thin air. Or thin cyberspace, I guess. I suppose that’s what I get for keeping several years-worth of book titles in a note on my iPhone. […]

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Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive

Luckiest Girl Alive

I first heard about Jessica Knoll’s Luckiest Girl Alive over the summer. One of my best friends, Hadley, was telling me that her coworker’s wife had written a book and it was doing really well. I wrote the title down in my phone so I would remember to grab a copy. When I saw it in stores […]

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Book Review: The Husband’s Secret

the husband's secret

“None of us ever know all the possible courses our lives could have, and maybe should have, taken. It’s probably just as well. Some secrets are meant to stay secret forever. Just ask Pandora.” – Liane Moriarty, The Husband’s Secret Liane Moriarty’s The Husband’s Secret is a #1 New York Times Bestseller. I’ve noticed the title every time […]

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Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Over. The. Top. That’s the best way to describe Kevin Kwan’s novel, Crazy Rich Asians. When I brought this one home from the library, the title was met by raised eyebrows from my family members. And no, the title is not some cutesy inside joke you’ll get once you read the book – it’s pretty […]

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Book Review: Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper

Movie Star by Lizzie Pepper…by Hilary Liftin. That’s a mouthful, huh? Upon further inspection you’ll realize that Lizzie Pepper is a fictional movie star, but the novel is written as a faux tell-all by the character. The cover jokes that the novel is “ghostwritten” by Liftin, but she is truly the only author. I started […]

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