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Book Review: Artemis by Andy Weir


Artemis   Artemis

My Rating: 5 of 5 bright shiny stars 5 Stars

Publish Date: November 14, 2017

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure

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I am so excited to share my book review with you!

A heist story set on the moon.

I dove into this book without any expectations. I have not read The Martian. I do not know anything about Andy Weir. And I usually avoid science fiction novels. But the plot is intriguing so I decided to give this a try.

I was hooked at the first chapter and I would have read this book in one setting if I could.

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Book Review: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

The Lying Game

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

Published: June 15, 2017

This book is written in the genre of “friends with secrets and a skeleton” – my favorite!

It’s comparable to Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarity, and It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell.

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This is the story of Isabel, Kate, Fatima, and Thea who became fast friends while attending the boarding school Salten House. They are typical experimenting teens – smoking, drinking, and testing the rules. They form a strong bond through bad behavior. They do not allow others to join their exclusive group.  They are fiercely protective of each other.

They play a lying game much to the chagrin of their schoolmates and the administration. As the novel moves through the five rules (representing sections of the book), the reader understands how the game is played through past and present events. Continue reading “Book Review: The Lying Game by Ruth Ware”

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Book Review: It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell

Its Always The Husband

My rating: 4 of 5 stars 4 Stars

This book has been compared to Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (one my favorite books ever) and it definitely lives up to the hype! It has strong friendships, complex characters, an air of mystery, and edgy scenes.


This mystery/thriller centers around three college freshman roommates – Aubrey, Kate, and Jenny – their backgrounds, the relationships in their orbit, and their experiences at Carlisle College in New England.

Carlisle played a key role in the plot, as did the local town Belle River. The author describes this ivy league college and the town so vividly that I even googled this college to see if it is real. It is not, but I would have believed it after reading this book. I wonder what college inspired Carlisle. Continue reading “Book Review: It’s Always the Husband by Michele Campbell”

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Book Review: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown

Watch Me Disappear

My rating: 3 of 5 stars 3 Stars

This book joins the new breed of books in Vanishing Moms genre, which includes Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple, and Leave Me by Gayle Forman.

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Book Synopsis [Excerpt], from the author’s website:

Who you want people to be makes you blind to who they really are.

It’s been a year since Billie Flanagan—a beautiful, charismatic Berkeley mom with an enviable life—went on a solo hike and vanished from the trail. No body, only a hiking boot, was ever found.

But then Olive starts having waking dreams—or are they hallucinations?—that her mother is still alive. Together, Olive and Jonathan embark on a quest for the truth—about Billie, their family, and the stories we tell ourselves about the people we love. Continue reading “Book Review: Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown”