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Review: GoodReads Challenge 2016

2016 hasn’t been a good year for reading. I read only 5 books this year and only reviewed 4. Book 1 of 2016 was lucky to get it’s own full post.

Book 2 of 2016

The thing about jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

It’s so easy to have grief takeover your life and think that you are the only one going through a loss and this is how Suzy felt in this novel. Not only did she become obsessed with jellyfish but she blamed herself for her friend Franny’s death. Suzy had a serious amount of resolve something I personally lack. She resolved not to speak and succeeded for 5 months much to her family’s dismay. This novel also raises awareness on the ever-growing jellyfish population due to the extreme pollution of the oceans. It amazes me that a particular species can thrive during such difficult times. It was a light but informative read.

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Book Review: Jodi Picoult -Second Glance

Jodi Picoult: Second Glance
I rate this book 4 out of 5

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Book Review: Judith Krantz – I’ll Take Manhattan

Book 1 of 2014
I haven’t written a book review in a while and here’s the first one of the year, I’ll try to be more consistent in writing more reviews. 
 Judith Krantz- I’ll Take Manhattan
I rate this book 2 out of 5

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Book Review : Richard Frede- The Interns (Medical)

I rate this book 2 out of 5

It’s about a group of interns in their year at a big city hospital. The edition of the book I had was written in a very tiny font which made it very hard to read.  The medical jargon made it difficult to concentrate and understand the story line. I’m just surprised that I finished it with my vision still in tip top shape. The ending was good though.

Book Review: Sidney Sheldon- The Other Side of Me (Autobiography)

Book 1 of 2012

Sidney Sheldon- The Other Side of Me (Autobiography)
I rate this book 5 out of 5
I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the determination of Sidney Sheldon to succeed, the way he was willing to do anything in order to fulfill his dream. It also sounded like one of his novels “A Stranger in the mirror” which I read last year. It’s a funny, well written with a great detail of Sidney Sheldon’s life. I learned more about writing and not giving up.
Question: Have you read a helpful autobiography.


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