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The Way I Used to Be - Amber Smith

This book is so well written. You not only feel the intensity of Eden's situation and how it affects her family, friends and social life but you also end up riding every emotional rollercoaster with her. It puts a very serious topic into a medium that we can all understand. I definitely recommend this book.

McSweeney's #45 - Dave Eggers

I loved reading the old stories from the 30's, 40's and 50's. It was a great read in the old classic thrillers with a few modern short stories by some promising authors thrown in.

The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks

I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. It is a touching tale of redemption and has equal parts suspense and humor. My favorite thing about the book is that it is told by three different characters and therefore told by three different viewpoints. It gives a completely different dimension to the story and was really enjoyable to read.

His Hometown Girl - Karen Rock

This was a genuinely sweet book but it was also filled with enough twists and turns to keep the pages turning. I thoroughly enjoyed the rivalry throughout the book and Jodi's amazing care of her little guy. Couldn't have asked for a better way for the story to end!  

Dark Lover - J.R. Ward

Great book filled with mystery, suspense and romance. Can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series.

Once They Were Eagles: The Men of the Black Sheep Squadron - Frank E. Walton

I absolutely love this book but I am also a big WWII History and Aviation buff. This book contains first hand accounts and actually puts names, faces and missions to the war in the Pacific. It shows what the pilots and base crew did in their spare time, how they prepared for missions and how they really felf about the missions at hand. It also catches up with them all these years later to find out what they did after the war and what they are up to now. A great read!

Stats and Curiosities: From Harvard Business Review - Harvard Business Review

I enjoyed reading this book. There were many interesting studies compiled. Some are common sense but some give you a whole new perspective pertaining to the work force, the human brain, behavior and your health. It's a good quick read that ultimately expands your knowledge.

The Hollow Ground - Natalie S. Harnett

I really enjoyed this book. It transported you to a whole other time and lifestyle. It also had many elements throughout including a family's dynamics, a family's supposed curse and environmental concerns regarding the mine and fire that keep you turning the pages just to see what is going to happen with each situation.

imperfect - Tina Chan

Imperfect is an easy to read book with complex and surprising undertones. The layout of the book flows seamlessly and every chapter leaves you wanting more. It also carries the lesson that our imperfections and what make us different as people are what makes us individuals. I enjoyed reading this book and since there is a cliffhanger at the end I can't wait to dive into the second book.

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The Book of Madness and Cures - Regina O'Melveny

Just read Regina O'Melveny's book, "The Book of Madness and Cures". It was a mystery right up my alley. Taking place in 16th century Venice, Gabriella Mondini goes in search of her missing father. The adventure leads her across many countries all while following his letters written over a ten year period. It was a fascinating book filled with mystery and period essence. One of the main things that struck me was how detailed the story was yet easy to read. I never felt any disconnect with the main character at all throughout the book. I loved going back in time in this adventure.

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Encounters with Strangers - Nubia DuVall Wilson

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have already recommended it to many family members and friends. With each story came a glimpse into mankind. Some stories made you laugh while others made you take a deeper look at the homeless and mentally challenged and how tough walking in their shoes would be. I hope Nubia Wilson writes another book about her traveling adventures...I would surely read it!