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Andorsey

Andorsey

Joined January 2019

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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Somewhat of a stretch at times still and engaging read with an exciting ending that will lead in nicely to the 4th

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Atomic City Girls | Janet Beard
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Had high hopes and is set around a sold historical backdrop but the plot and character development let me down

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The Muse: A Novel | Jessie Burton
Mehso-so

Cute. Lackluster storyline but redeems itself with a surprise ending

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Wonderful book detailing the intersection of religion and science with the guise of a murder mystery. Artfullly compelling and a must read!

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Words of Radiance | Brandon Sanderson
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Wonderful sequel, just as compelling (if not more) than the first!

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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Great, can pull your self away intro to a wonderful series. Would highly recommend

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High level overview of the UX space. Provided good background knowledge for anyone interested in UX/UI. Primarily tailored to design but research had some honorable mentions.

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Helpful overview of the importance of web usability; not ground breaking but a quick pleasant read

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Fascinating (historical) fiction of WW1, very enticing characters that fit well and gradually cross paths while eliciting strong emotions. Looking forward to the next book in the trilogy.

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Promising intro and likeable premise but I couldn‘t get into the style of writing and had a hard time resonating with the characters. not for my taste

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Somewhat bland. A few anecdotes held their own but the rest were uninspired.

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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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Originally thought it was a standard recount of the Appalachian trial, but his personal story makes it incredibly relatable. ESP. If the AT‘s on your bucket list! Very realistic but none the less inspiring account to break out your boots and head outside

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Good read! Ending was a little dreary but followed the historical account. Interesting perspective on a well known event

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Mehso-so

Slow on the uptick, better to read history before

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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“Unfairness is a far more natural state in the world than fairness” -us against you

“At some point almost everyone makes a choice. Some of us don‘t notice it happening, most don‘t get to plan it in advance, but there‘s always a moment when we take one path instead of another that has consequences for the rest of our life‘s. It determines the people we will become... because responsibility is a burden. Freedom is a pleasure.” -us against you

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“Take some souls”

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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown
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Great read!

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Da Vinci Code | Dan Brown
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Great read!

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The Sea Around Us | Rachel Carson
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Helps to foster a deeper respect for the sea and what‘s around us! Informative read

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Great retelling of a well known story! Worth a read!

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Great retelling of a well known story! Worth a read!

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Interesting story with the father and son but the writing was not effective in narrating the plot and was unable to hold attention

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Heart warming, wholesome story, difficult to capture attention at times with the writing style and diverging plot

Octoberwoman Still my favorite classic. 2y
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Mehso-so

Some subsections were interesting, but others are more difficult to get through.

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Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love | John Gottman, Julie Schwartz Gottman, Doug Abrams, Rachel Carlton Abrams
Mehso-so

Good to read through with a partner but can be enlightening when solo‘d. Interesting take on relationships

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Must read for anyone in Chicago

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A Door in the Earth | Amy Waldman
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Enlightening take on international aid and service projects

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A Death in Vienna | Daniel Silva
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Great mystery. Mixed in with the Holocaust. Part of a series which would be worth a read

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Fascinating. One to add to the bucket list

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Born to Run | James Grippando
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Would recommend! Good, kept you on the edge of the seat. Very informative

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Great. Educational. Adventurous.

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Mehso-so

Not bad, ground you as to realtity. Not everything was applicable but there was value nonetheless

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Better than expected. Good mix of science and relatable content

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Mehso-so

Catching up on the classics. Packed full of themes. #teampiggy

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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Good, mindless read! Escape reality for a bit

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A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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Testimony about how a man can find joy in everyday life

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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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Quick read. Inspiring and thought provoking

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Contact | Carl Sagan
Mehso-so

Started strong. Extra terrestrial life spurs conversation on the overlap between science and religion

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Queen of Someday | Sherry Ficklin
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Fast and easy, romantic historical fiction that you can breeze through

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Slow start but multiple story lines with plots that converge at the end. Heart warmingly sad. Worth the read

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Dark twists on classic fairy tales. Too aggressive for someone who appreciates the originals. Entertaining but would not reread

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Transall Saga | Gary Paulsen
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Great throwback to childhood reads. Action and adventure.

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Mehso-so

Very relatable characters written from multiple points of view. Casual read but wouldn‘t read again

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The Killer Collective | Barry Eisler
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Relatively easy to read with multiple different view points. Full of suspense and hard to put down once reading. Could have been more character development but enjoyable for what it was