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The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James

★★★★ "Sun Down Motel, can I help you?" Nothing. Just the faint sound of breathing. There's a terrible secret hidden within the walls of the run down motel just outside of Fell, New York. Thirty-five years ago, Viv Delaney began experiencing...disturbances during the night shift at the Sun Down Motel. Ones that had her questioning everything she's ever… Continue reading The Sun Down Motel – Simone St. James

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The Universe-ity: A Spiritual Education using the Law of Attraction – Michael Samuels

★★★★ ½ Overall, I really liked this self-help book (which surprised me - I'm not normally the self-help sorta gal)! It was divided into several sections - all themed along the a typical school. Each chapter took us through one of the major keys to Michael's spiritual education system. Freshman Year: Defining U It takes courage to… Continue reading The Universe-ity: A Spiritual Education using the Law of Attraction – Michael Samuels

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Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey – Dion Leonard

★★★ ½ They say it takes a village to raise a child. I think it takes almost half a planet to rescue a dog. Dion Leonard was running an ultramarathon through the Gobi Desert...when a little something surprised him. There was a dog - very small and kind of stumpy with a brilliant grin - who decided that he… Continue reading Finding Gobi: The True Story of One Little Dog’s Big Journey – Dion Leonard

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The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook: Easy, Balanced Recipes for Busy Mornings – Shayna Telesmanic

★★★★ Sometimes breakfast seems more like a luxury rather than the day's most important meal. Shayna Telesmanic adores breakfast - whether it be a sweet treat like pancakes or waffles or the protein-packed goodness of breakfast enchiladas. However, deciding what to make - especially on a time-budget - often becomes the undoing factor of the best meal of the day.… Continue reading The Healthy Breakfast Cookbook: Easy, Balanced Recipes for Busy Mornings – Shayna Telesmanic

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The Big Finish – Brooke Fossey

★★★★ "I'm offering my help because sometimes we need mending and sometimes we need somebody else to help us thread the needle." Duffy Sinclaire, a gruff old man, living in Centennial assisted living facility with his roommate, Carl, is about to get a surprise of a lifetime. Duffy is settled into his life, jokingly flirting with… Continue reading The Big Finish – Brooke Fossey

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Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 Steam Projects You Can Eat! – Megan Olivia Hall

★★★★★ Science is about understanding the natural world by asking questions and finding answers. Food is a fantastic (and delicious) way to dig into those questions... Megan Olivia Hall is a huge fan of science and food and so she's written a book combining the two in a wholly unique way. ...a window into the world… Continue reading Awesome Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids: 50 Steam Projects You Can Eat! – Megan Olivia Hall

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Are You Living with a Narcissist?: How Narcissistic Men Impact Your Happiness, How to Identify Them, and How to Avoid Raising One – Laurie Hollman

As a clinician, I am hoping to enlighten my lay and professional readers from a compassionate and objective perspective. Narcissism. It seems like you can't turn on the television without running into someone (whether it be a character, a politician or celebrity) with narcissistic tendencies. But what about real life? How can you tell whether or not… Continue reading Are You Living with a Narcissist?: How Narcissistic Men Impact Your Happiness, How to Identify Them, and How to Avoid Raising One – Laurie Hollman

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Defy the Stars – Claudia Gray

★★★★ Where there’s no free will, there’s no sin. Noemi Vidal, a young soldier, stumbles upon a mech(android/robot) in an abandoned ship near the asteroid battlefield. Abel, the abandoned mech, is ecstatic. He's finally (FINALLY) been rescued. He spent thirty-freaking-years in that sh*thole of an ship and he's finally - getting roped into an inter-planetary war by… Continue reading Defy the Stars – Claudia Gray

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Blame the Dead – Ed Ruggero

"If you'd have asked me yesterday if he was capable of murder, I'd have said no...Today I'm not so sure." Set during World War II, we follow Eddie Harkins, a former Philadelphia cop currently a Military Police lieutenant. "We've turned this place into a shithole..." He's stationed at the 11th Field Hospital in Sicily and when… Continue reading Blame the Dead – Ed Ruggero

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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

★★★★★ If someone asks you how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say that you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn't spoken to another person for two consecutive days. FINE is what you say. Ohhh, I could not wish for a more perfect book. Eleanor… Continue reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman