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Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

Trigger Warning for racism. Blurb:Gifty is a fifth-year candidate in neuroscience at Stanford School of Medicine studying reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neural circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother, Nana, was a gifted high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after a knee injury left him hooked on OxyContin. Her suicidal… Continue reading Transcendent Kingdom – Yaa Gyasi

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Mindhunter – John Douglas & Mark Olshaker – #20booksofsummer

So close! This is my 9th book of 10 in the 10booksofsummer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746books. Blurb:John Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science. He made a career of looking evil in the eye - and understanding it. No wonder that he was the inspiration… Continue reading Mindhunter – John Douglas & Mark Olshaker – #20booksofsummer

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The Legendary Shiver – J.H MacAl – Review Request

Blurb:Why is society obsessed with the rise and fall of celebrities?Before Ruby became Shiver Magnata, she was just a tormented girl hoping superstardom would numb her pain.Will, her best friend, has always been her rock. What she doesn’t know is he’s in love with her. And like Ruby, he craves success, but in hopes that… Continue reading The Legendary Shiver – J.H MacAl – Review Request

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood – #20booksofsummer

This is my 5th book in th #20booksofsummer reading challenge hosted by Cathy at 746Books. Blurb:I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light. Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was… Continue reading The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood – #20booksofsummer

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The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger

Book 1 of my 10 books of summer challenge hosted by Cathy over at 746 Books. Blurb:It's Christmas time and Holden Caulfield has just been expelled from yet another school. Fleeing the crooks at Pencey Prep, he pinballs around New York City seeking solace in fleeting encounters - shooting the bull with strangers in dive… Continue reading The Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger