Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Title: The Boy in the Striped PajamasAuthor: John BoynePublication: October 23, 2007Publisher: David Fickling BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 215 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family …

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BOOK REVIEW: Sally’s Baking Addiction by Sally McKenney

Title: Sally’s Baking AddictionAuthor: Sally McKenney Publication: November 9, 2016Publisher: Race Point PublishingGenre: CookbooksPages: 192 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Named by Huffington Post as one of the “Top 10 Food Blogs to Watch” in 2013, Sally’s Baking Addiction has skyrocketed in popularity since its inception in late 2011. Baking addict and food blogger, Sally …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Title: The SwitchAuthor: Beth O’LearyPublication: August 18, 2020Publisher: Flatiron BooksGenre: Romance, Women’s FictionPages: 336 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single …

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BOOK REVIEW: What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini

Title: What She Found in the WoodsAuthor: Josephine AngeliniPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Sourcebooks FireGenre: Teens & YA Fiction, MysteryPages: 385 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Running from a scandal at her New York private school, Magdalena heads to her family home to recover under the radar.Over-medicated and under-confident, she’s fearful she’ll never …

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BOOK REVIEW: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

Title: Lilac GirlsAuthor: Martha Hall KellyPublication: April 5, 2016Publisher: Ballantine BooksGenre: Historical FictionPages: 497 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades …

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BOOK REVIEW: Admission by Julie Buxbaum

Title: AdmissionAuthor: Julie BuxbaumPublication: December 1, 2020Publisher: Delacorte PressGenre: Teens & YA FictionPages: 354 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) From the New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things comes an of-the-moment novel that peeks inside the private lives of the hypercompetitive and the hyperprivileged and takes on the college …

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BOOK REVIEW: The Violinist of Auschwitz by Ellie Midwood

Title: The Violinist of AuschwitzAuthor: Ellie MidwoodPublication: November 18, 2020Publisher: BookoutureGenre: Historical FictionPages: 356 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Auschwitz, 1943: In the depths of hell, can hope rise? And can love triumph over hatred?Based on the unforgettable true story of Alma Rosé, The Violinist of Auschwitz brings to life one of …

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BOOK REVIEW: Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook by Theresa Carle-Sanders

Title: Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion CookbookAuthor: Theresa Carle-SandersPublication: June 14, 2016Publisher: Delacorte PressGenre: CookbookPages: 352 SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads) Claire Beauchamp Randall’s incredible journey from postwar Britain to eighteenth-century Scotland is a feast for all five senses, and taste is no exception. From Claire’s first lonely bowl of porridge …

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