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The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

First read of 2021! Blurb:This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family‚Äôs daring escape after… Continue reading The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

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Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 15

Blurb:Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that… Continue reading Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins – Bookrush 15

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If She Did It – Jessica Treadway – Bookrush 4

Trigger warning for descriptions of violence. Blurb:What if you began to suspect your child of an unspeakable crime? One night changed everything. A father murdered in his bed. A mother beaten almost to death. A daughter who claims she knew nothing about her boyfriend's murderous plans. But is she telling the truth? Hanna can't remember… Continue reading If She Did It – Jessica Treadway – Bookrush 4

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How Beautiful We Were – Imbolo Mbue #HowBeautifulWeWere #NetGalley

Trigger warning for descriptions of death, descriptions of violence, descriptions of child molestation, rape and slave trade. I got this copy from Netgalley for an honest review. Blurb: From the author of the New York Times bestseller Behold the Dreamers, comes a sweeping story about the collision of a small African village and an American… Continue reading How Beautiful We Were – Imbolo Mbue #HowBeautifulWeWere #NetGalley

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The Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier #20booksofsummer

#20booksofsummer by @746books Blurb: Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of mild-mannered, middle-aged Classics scholar Raimund Gregorius. When, one afternoon, he walks out of his class while in the middle of giving a lesson, his uncharacteristic impulsiveness surprises him as much as his students. This break from his usually predictable routine is driven by… Continue reading The Night Train to Lisbon – Pascal Mercier #20booksofsummer

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The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel

Blurb: EVERYONE WANTS TO BE A ROANOKE GIRL. BUT YOU WON'T WHEN YOU KNOW THE TRUTH. The girls of the Roanoke family - beautiful, rich, mysterious - seem to have it all. But there's a dark truth about them that's never spoken. Either the girls run away... or they die. Lane is one of the… Continue reading The Roanoke Girls – Amy Engel

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The Last 10 Seconds – Simon Kernick

Simon Kernick is one of my favourite authors of all time and I have so many of his books. But today I will be writing about one that I recently finished reading. Blurb: 36 Hours Ago A brutal serial kiler is arrested on the streets of North London after a two year reign of terror.… Continue reading The Last 10 Seconds – Simon Kernick