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The Life I left Behind – Collette McBeth

Blurb:Six years ago, Melody Pieterson was attacked and left for dead. Only a chance encounter with a dog walker saved her life. Melody's neighbor and close friend David Alden was found guilty of the crime and imprisoned, and the attack and David's betrayal of her friendship left Melody a different person. She no longer trusts… Continue reading The Life I left Behind – Collette McBeth

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The Empress of Salt and Fortune – Nghi Vo

Blurb:A young royal from the far north is sent south for a political marriage in an empire reminiscent of imperial China. Her brothers are dead, her armies and their war mammoths long defeated and caged behind their borders. Alone and sometimes reviled, she must choose her allies carefully.Rabbit, a handmaiden, sold by her parents to… Continue reading The Empress of Salt and Fortune – Nghi Vo

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Three Daughters – Consuelo Saah Baehr

*** Spoiler Alert ***Trigger warning - the death of a child, domestic abuse, descriptions of miscarriages. Blurb:From the fertile hills of a tiny village near Jerusalem to the elegant townhouses of Georgetown, Three Daughters is a historical saga that chronicles the lives, loves, and secrets of three generations of Palestinian Christian women.Born in rural Palestine,… Continue reading Three Daughters – Consuelo Saah Baehr

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Based on a True Story – Delphine de Vigan

Blurb:Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L.L. embodies everything Delphine has always secretly admired; she is a glittering image of feminine sophistication and spontaneity and she has an uncanny knack of always saying the right thing. Unusually intuitive, L. senses Delphine’s… Continue reading Based on a True Story – Delphine de Vigan

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab

***Spoiler Alert*** Blurb:A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget.France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets.Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out… Continue reading The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab

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The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa – Ama Ata Aidoo

Blurb:These two witty and perceptive social dramas are sympathetic and honest explorations of the conflicts between the individualism of westernised culture and the social traditions of Africa. Both plays have been performed throughout the world. My Thoughts:It has been a really long time since I read a play so it took me a while to… Continue reading The Dilemma of a Ghost and Anowa – Ama Ata Aidoo

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Yes Please – Amy Poehler – Bookrush 14

Blurb:In Amy Poehler's highly anticipated memoir, Yes Please, she offers up a big juicy stew of personal stories, funny bits on sex and love and friendship and parenthood and real life advice (some useful, some not so much). Powered by Amy's charming and hilarious, biting yet wise voice, Yes Please is a book full of… Continue reading Yes Please – Amy Poehler – Bookrush 14

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Stoner – William Stoner

This was one of my favourite books of 2016. Stoner follows the life of a man called William Stoner. (I know it doesn't sound interesting but oh my gosh I've never realised how the mundaine life of one person can really affect me in such a profound way). Stoner begins his life on a farm… Continue reading Stoner – William Stoner

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The Summer Son – Craig Lancaster

The Summer Son  by Craig Lancaster is an extraordinary story of a man whos marriage and career are falling apart. One week he receives multiple phone calls from his estranged father. Each phone call consists of just a 'Hi, how are things going?' and last about 5 minutes each at most. Mitch, after discussing the phone calls… Continue reading The Summer Son – Craig Lancaster

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The Passage – Justin Cronin

Oh my gosh! This book is absolutely amazing! When I was't reading it I was thinking about it. There are so many twists and turns, that you can't see where things are going. It starts off in present day following two FBI agents who go around picking up men on death-row who have no connections… Continue reading The Passage – Justin Cronin