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Labor Day Book Reco: How to Set a Fire and Why

How to Set a Fire and Why

If yesterday’s review for Into the Water left you a little underwhelmed and soggy, you’re in luck. Fire beats water (haha where’s my Captain Planet ring??) with an amazing novel called How to Set a Fire and Why. I read one review that compared this YA fiction to Catcher in the Rye. It has a Holden Caulfield-esque female protagonist who struggles with a difficult home life and behavioral…

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Labor Day Book Reco: Into the Water

Into the Water

There’s a glorious long weekend coming up so here’s one option for some Labor Day reading – Into the Water. So you know I’m all about a good book recommendation. I love to get them and give them. Into the Water is by the author of The Girl on the Train – which I loved… but I’m sad to say that I just couldn’t get behind this one…

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The Martian

This book reco is a drastic departure from my last one. I went from period romance with some science thrown in – to a sci-fi action adventure… with some science thrown in. I guess I’m a nerd who can’t escape some good science. The Martian is about a team of astronauts who accidentally leave a man behind on the red planet. Here’s an excerpt from the dust jacket:…

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The Girl on the Train

It’s nearly summer so you know what that means – time to curate some good beach reads. I picked this one up after someone told me it was like Gone Girl with a little British flare. Sounds intriguing, right? It’s a great beach read – an intense whodunnit thriller that keeps you flipping pages with more and more fervor to get to the bottom of it. I read…