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Book review: Jandy Nelson- The Sky is everywhere

Book 5 of 2015

I rate this book 4 out of 5

About the book

Lennie Walker seventeen, Wuthering Heights obsessed, clarinet player, band geek. Also hopeless romantic, prone to scattering poems all over town and as of four weeks ago, sisterless…


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Book Review: Jane Green – Saving Grace

Book 4 of 2015

I rate this book 3 out of 5

About the book

Grace Chapman has the perfect life, living comfortably with her husband, bestselling author Ted, in a picture-perfect farmhouse on the Hudson River in New York State. Then Ted advertises for a new assistant, and Beth walks into their lives. Organized, passionate and eager to learn, Beth quickly makes herself indispensable to Ted and his family. But Grace soon begins to feel side-lined in her home – and her marriage – by this ambitious younger woman. Is Grace just paranoid, as her husband tells her, or is there more to Beth than first thought?”–


My thoughts on the book

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. I loved that there was a recipe at the end of every second chapter or so. Grace Chapman didn’t listen to her instinct and it cost her marriage and her health. I’m disappointed that Beth simply moved on to a new target and was not stopped from ruining more lives but I guess that is a real part of life. People destroy other people’s lives and are not punished.  Ted Chapman Grace’s husband was a bully and finally put in his place though at the cost of Grace’s health.

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.

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