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Non 1001 Book Review: The Burning Girl Claire Messud

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Book Worm read this book a while ago and I received a copy of the book in my Indiespensables subscription (which is awesome if you are a literary fiction reader). I hope to read my copy soon. Here’s what Book Worm thought of it… Read more

January Monthly Recap

pile-of-booksIt’s time for our first monthly recap of 2018. Find out which books were favorites and which were duds for the month of January. We’ll end our wrap up with a glimpse of what’s coming out in February.  Read more

Read Around the World: Iceland

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With the new year, comes a list of new countries that we’ll be visiting on our world literature tour. Countries selected were nominated by read around the world participants on the Litsy challenge we are hosting. Make sure to check it out if you are on Litsy by searching the hashtag #readaroundtheworld. We hope you join us in 2018 as we travel the world in books. January kicks us off with a trip to Iceland. Find out which books we selected our trip. Read more

Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

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Having just finished this book a few days ago, I can understand why it’s getting such mixed reviews from readers. People seem to either love or hate this book. As someone who doesn’t typically love short stories, I was skeptical about this book but Carmen Machado made me a believer. Here’s why.. Read more

Mini Reviews

Once again we have a backlog of reviews to get out so to clear out the backlog we’ll be doing another series of mini reviews for the 1001 list books we’ve both read over the last few months. We’ll be giving your our verdict on each of the books to help you decide whether you should read it or pass. Let us know if any strike your fancy. Click on the title links to buy the book on Amazon. Read more

The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor

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Looking for a little bit of magic to start of your reading year? You may just find it in this latest book that Book Worm reviewed. Check it out… Read more

Most Anticipated 2018 Books

Happy New Year to all our fabulous readers! We wish you a year full of joy, happiness, and great reads. In December I spent more time planning my reads for next year than I have doing any actual reading. Overall, 2017 was a pretty good reading year for me. I really enjoyed the Man Booker nominees and I read a lot of great literary fiction. We are hoping that this year brings us even better books. Below are a few books that are coming out in the first half of 2018 to help you plan your reading year. What are your plans for 2018? Read more

Our top 10 books of 2017

In lieu of our traditional monthly recap, we are posting our list of top ten books published in 2017. Keep reading to see which books made the cut and let us know whether you agree or disagree. Add your favorite books to the list in the comments section. Read more

Non 1001 Book Review: The Reservoir Tapes Jon McGregor

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Happy Holidays to all our loyal readers! We hope everyone has had a lovely holiday season. As we approach 2018, Book Worm and I have lots of plans for the blog. In a few days we’ll be posting our top 10 books of 2017 and we’ll also be announcing a new schedule for Read Around the World for those who want to join us. Today, Book Worm will be reviewing a new book by Jon McGregor. Keep reading to find out what she thought. Read more

Non 1001 Book Review: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

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Book Worm is back with another review from our backlog. The Refugees was one of the books our March Madness reading challenge bracket. Keep reading to see what she thought of the book. Read more