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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’s daring escape after… Continue reading The Best We Could Do – Thi Bui

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Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro – Bookrush 17

Blurb:Hailsham seems like a pleasant English boarding school, far from the influences of the city. Its students are well tended and supported, trained in art and literature, and become just the sort of people the world wants them to be. But, curiously, they are taught nothing of the outside world and are allowed little contact… Continue reading Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro – Bookrush 17

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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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Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

Blurb:Fifteen-year-old Zoe has a secret - a dark and terrible secret that she can't confess to anyone she knows. But then one day she hears of a criminal, Stuart Harris, locked up on death row in Texas. Like Zoe, Stuart is no stranger to secrets. Or lies. Or murder. Full of both heartache and humour,… Continue reading Ketchup Clouds – Annabel Pitcher – Bookrush 6

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Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens – Bookrush 2

Blurb:For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years… Continue reading Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens – Bookrush 2

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Becoming – Michelle Obama

Blurb: In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era. As First Lady of the United States of America - the first African-American to serve in that role - she helped create the most welcoming and inclusive White House in… Continue reading Becoming – Michelle Obama

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Dear Martin – Nic Stone

Blurb:Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League – but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighbourhood behind, he can't escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates. Justyce looks to the… Continue reading Dear Martin – Nic Stone

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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