Books

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February 22, 2020 Read This: American Dirt

When Oprah tells me to read a book, I take heed. American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins is impossible to put down and impossible to forget. American Dirt follows the journey of a mother and son fleeing Mexico for America after their entire family is murdered on the orders of a local cartel kingpin. It explains…

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February 15, 2020 Read This: Daisy Jones & The Six

This book is plain fun from cover to cover. It also happens to be my real-life (not virtual) book club’s pick for this month’s meeting (thanks, Laurie!). Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Daisy Jones & The Six has an effortless way of making each character so vividly real — you’ll wish you could stream their albums. And…

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February 3, 2020 Read This: Ask Again, Yes

What’s the best way to forget your own family dysfunction? Dive into someone else’s. Le duh. This book — Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane —  is about two neighboring families whose lives become entwined by one tragic incident. All of the characters are so very lovable — even the one who commits the…

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December 13, 2019 Read This: The Whisper Network

Reese’s Book Club strikes again! I found Whisper Network by Chandler Baker both honest and timely in light of the #MeToo movement. Tack on the fact that there’s a lot of truth to to this tome and I am SOLD. While the writing is choppy at times, this book is fast-paced, funny and full of…

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October 26, 2019 Read This: Inside Out

It’s no small wonder famed actress Demi Moore’s deeply candid memoir is an instant bestseller. I read this book in two days because it’s surprisingly intimate and yet another cautionary tale that there’s no such thing as a picture perfect life. As much as Inside Out is about adversity, it’s also about resilience. Demi pulls…

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August 29, 2019 Read This: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

I have always been fascinated with books relating to the Holocaust. I suppose Elie Wiesel’s Night and The Diary of Anne Frank sparked this fire in me early on. My other favorite tomes regarding World War II include: The Invisible Bridge, The Nightengale, All The Light We Cannot See and The Alice Network.  You can…

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August 22, 2019 Read This: The Silent Patient

This summer I have been averaging completing one book per week! Allow me to toot my horn for a sec, will ya? Next up on my virtual book club list is Alex Michaelides’ The Silent Patient. Let me start off by saying that if you like books such as Gone Girl and Sharp Objects, you will…

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August 14, 2019 Read This: Three Women

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX. The result of 8 years of reporting, Lisa Taddeo’s book Three Women braids together the accounts of a trio of American women who were willing to give the author untrammeled access to their most intimate thoughts. Although the book has a clear objective — to examine the private lives of modern…

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August 12, 2019 Read This: City of Girls

The glamour! The grit! The mayhem! The FUN! I just wrapped up my FAVORITE book of this summer — City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert. And yes, we’re talking about the same author behind the #1 New York Times bestsellers Eat Pray Love and The Signature of all Things. In a nutshell, City of Girls…

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July 30, 2019 Read This: The Chain

The only way to get back your child is to abduct another child.  WHATTTTTT. Yes, that is psychotic premise of Adrian McKinty’s thriller, The Chain. Nightmarish in every sense of the word, this tome will have you sitting at the edge of your seat and begging for your mama. I finished it within days and…

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