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Before She Disappeared

Book Review Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner Before She Disappeared is Lisa Gardner’s first standalone novel in twenty years. (!!!) Readers new to her work will find this an easy book to jump into, while still holding the feel of a classic Gardner read for those long-term fans too. About the book: (From the publisher) Frankie Elkin is an …

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How To Create A Book Journal

Post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. One of the best things to happen to my reading-life was a book journal. I find immense satisfaction in finishing a book and recording it in my tracker. Not only is it a great way to document my reads and goals from year to year, seeing those …

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The Mystery of Mrs. Christie

Book Review The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict It’s December 1926 and Agatha Christie has disappeared. For eleven days, England unleashes an unprecedented manhunt. And then, just as mysteriously as she disappeared, she reappears — claiming amnesia. Was it an elaborate stunt to promote her newest book? A hoax? A “fugue” state? Or something more? While we may …

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12 Ways to Make Your Reading Challenge MORE Challenging

For some of us, reading fifty-two books in a year is challenging enough. But there are also a few 52 Book Club members who whiz through this challenge every year, completing all the categories by April. So, for those looking for a way to INCREASE the difficulty of your reading challenge, here are 12 “mini-challenges” to add to any 52 …

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52 Book Club T-Shirt Giveaway

Who’s ready for a giveaway? As 2020 draws to a close, we just wanted to say how thankful we are for all of YOU — our 52 Book Club members! This year has been a big one for the 52 Book Club. We launched this website, saw several thousand new participants join the challenge and rebranded. (Hello, 52 Book Club!) …

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The Open House

Book Review The Open House by Sam Carrington Everyone’s welcome. But not everyone leaves… In the midst of a divorce, Amber and her ex-husband Nick are selling the family home. But for such a desirable location, it’s curious that there’s been no interest. When her real estate agent suggests an open house, Amber is less than enthusiastic. The idea of nosy …

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December Mini-Challenge

It’s the final month of 2020 and we know that many of you are eagerly awaiting January 1st to start in on the new challenge. So, to tide you over, here’s a little December mini-challenge! How it works: Pick THREE books, each related to one of these December themed words: snow, light, and holiday.

The Passing Bells

Book Review The Passing Bells by Phillip Rock (From the publisher) Before Downton Abbey, there was Abingdon Pryory, the elegant country home of the Grevilles—a titled English family who, along with their servants, see their world turned upside down when England goes to war. Once their well-kept lawns and whirling social seasons give way to the horrors of World War I, …

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The 52 Book Club’s 2021 Reading Challenge Guide

We are so excited to take a closer look at our 2021 Reading Challenge! In this post, we’re going to examine each of the fifty-two prompts on the 2021 challenge. If you’re stuck on a prompt or have a specific question about it, this is the place to check first! Before reading the 2021 guide: We recommend that you first …

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The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus

Book Review The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright (From the Publisher: ) 1928 — The Bonaventure Circus is a refuge for many, but Pippa Ripley was rejected from its inner circle as a baby. When she receives mysterious messages from someone called the “Watchman,” she is determined to find him and the connection to her birth. As …

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