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The Situation Room

Book Review The Situation Room by George StephanopoulosNon-Fiction | History | Politics Reader’s Thoughts: “No room better defines American power and its role in the world than the White House Situation Room. And yet, none is more shrouded in secrecy and mystery…” (The Situation Room, book jacket.) The Situation Room isn’t something I can say …

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The Family Experiment

Book Review The Family Experiment by John MarrsThriller | Science Fiction | Dystopia If you’re picking up The Family Experiment by John Marrs, be sure to set aside an entire day for reading. Because once you start this dark and twisty dystopian thriller, you won’t be able to put it down! The Family Experiment is …

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The Rom-Commers

Book Review The Rom-Commers by Katherine CenterRomance | Romantic Comedy | Women’s Fiction Reader’s Thoughts: Make way for the newest Katherine Center novel, The Rom-Commers! This summer 2024 release is full of laugh-out-loud scenes, witty dialogue, and a sparkling romance with swoon-worthy chemistry! With its grumpy-sunshine trope, Hollywood setting, and characters and scenes that are …

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Disturbing the Dead

Book Review Disturbing the Dead by Kelley ArmstrongMystery | Time Travel | Historical Fiction The third book in Kelley Armstrong’s A Rip Through Time series is the latest in this fascinating genre-blending series about a modern-day homicide detective caught in the body of a Victorian-era housemaid. Reader’s Thoughts: Disturbing the Dead is the latest installment …

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The Woman With No Name

Book Review The Woman With No Name by Audrey Blake Historical Fiction | WWII Audrey Blake is admittedly one of my favorite authors, which means that I didn’t even bother reading the description before requesting my advance copy of The Woman with No Name. And this newest WWII-set novel by Audrey Blake certainly did NOT …

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Who To Believe

Book Review Who to Believe by Edwin HillPsychological Thriller | Mystery | Suspense Reader’s Thoughts: In a coastal town in New England, a shocking murder occurs. Laura Thibodeau has been found brutally murdered in her own home — and of course, her husband is the prime suspect. But everyone in Monreith has something to hide, …

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The Fury

Book Review The Fury by Alex MichaelidesThriller | Mystery Reader’s Thoughts: From the author of the bestselling thriller, The Silent Patient, comes a new story about a reclusive ex-movie star and her friends, whose spontaneous trip to a private Greek island is upended by murder… This was my first read by Michaelides. While his previous …

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Readalong: The Violin Conspiracy

January 2024 Readalong The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb What better way to start a new year, than with a new readalong? For our January 2024 readalong, we will be buddy reading The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb. This contemporary novel is a mix of fiction and mystery, with compelling characters, family drama, and a …

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Being Henry: The Fonz… And Beyond

Book Review Being Henry by Henry WinklerMemoir The first thing that jumped out at me while reading the blurb for this memoir was that Henry Winkler is “… widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood.” And throughout the entirety of this 240-page memoir, I kept thinking, “I can completely see why he’s earned that reputation.” …

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A Traitor in Whitehall

Book Review A Traitor in Whitehall by Julia KellyHistorical Fiction / Mystery From Winston Churchill’s underground bunker comes a brand new amateur detective — in the form of one of his tenacious secretaries, Evelyne Redfern. Reader’s Thoughts: At the beginning of WWII, Winston Churchill moved his command center to a group of basement offices in …

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