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Book Reviews

Happy 2022! It's a great new year for book reviews! Follow me on my reading journey. 



The Cider House Rules

John Irving

Homer Wells was born and raised at an orphanage in St. Clouds, Maine, in the 1940s. Dr. Larch, the ether-addicted conductor of St. Clouds orphanage, performs births and abortions for woeful pregnant women. He imparts all of his medical knowledge to Homer, who assists in the births but is resistant to performing abortions. When Homer leaves St. Clouds, he must come to terms with his past and determine his moral standing for the future. 


Bird by Bird

Anne Lamott

If you have ever wondered what it takes to be a writer, what it means to be a writer, what the contents of your school lunches said about what your parents were really like, this book is for you. From faith, love, and grace to pain, jealousy, and fear, Lamott insists that you keep your eyes open, and then shows you how to survive. And always, from the life of the artist she turns to the art of life (via GoodReads). 




The Happiness Project

Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin had an epiphany one rainy afternoon in the unlikeliest of places: a city bus. “The days are long, but the years are short,” she realized. “Time is passing, and I’m not focusing enough on the things that really matter.” In that moment, she decided to dedicate a year to her happiness project (via GoodReads). 

We'll Be Right Back!

Sleeping Kitten



Fitness Junkie

by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Janey and her childhood best friend Beau's wedding dress designs are the latest craze in the fashion world. When a magazine photo catches Janey in compromising position, the fat-phobic Beau insists that she lose thirty pounds or leave the company. Kicking off our summer fun book series, Fitness Junkie follows Janey's journey through the ridiculous and hilarious fitness crazes of the New York upper class. 


Call Me by Your Name

Andre Aciman 

Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time.

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