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Lauren.Archer

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TheJOMOreader It‘s jaw dropping. This is my 2019 favorite! 7h
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Hands Up | Stephen Clark
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This was a book I received directly from the author and I am so happy I did as it was such a great story. This is so relevant to our news cycle and the author Stephen Clark gave us a very real glimpse from multiple POV‘s about what happens when a white cop kills a black man in traffic stop that goes extremely wrong.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/11/hands-up-book-review/

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This was a mixed bag of reading for me this week, with the best book I have read this year. Also happened to see Doctor Sleep this weekend and it was so good.

For a full recap, please visit my blog: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/11/weekly-reading-round-up-november-11-201...

Blueberry Peter Heller is such a gifted storyteller. I have read two of his other books and loved them. 14h
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Wow...I am blown away. I am hesitant to write a full review on this, as there are people I would say should not read this book. However, if you have the strength to read this oral history about one single day 9/11 than do it. This should win a Pulitzer, in my opinion.

JenReadsAlot I'm picking this up from the library tomorrow. 1d
Hooked_on_books I can‘t bring myself to read any of the 9/11 books. I just can‘t do it. 1d
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Starting my weekend reading with this one.

Amiable Oh, this is so good. And emotionally wrenching. 3d
vivastory I agree with @Amiable One of the best of the year, 3d
ljuliel Really super good book. Excellently written. 3d
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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I will start by just saying WOW, I was out expecting what I just read. I remember this book coming out and I am so mad for skipping over it. I have to thank the Modern Mrs. Book Club for selecting this for the November pick or I might have never read this amazing book.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/07/celine-book-review/

DrexEdit I like your review. Intriguing! 4d
Avanders That is a gorgeous cover too! 4d
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The Confession Club | Elizabeth Berg
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The idea of this book was really good, but I found myself thinking there were too many characters that I found I lost interest in a lot of the story lines. Ultimately, I still loved Iris and Maddy and that ended up being where I had the most focus.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/06/the-confession-club-book-review/

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Mehso-so

This book was originally written in the late 1930‘s and is considered a lost gem. The book is an epistolary novel, told in letters and journal entries and even Western Union Transmissions.

For my full review, visit my blog at: https://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/04/i-lost-my-girlish-laughter-book-review...

Thank you NetGalley and Vintage for an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ​

rubyslippersreads I just heard about this and am disappointed that it may not be as good as I hoped. 😏 1w
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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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Happy Monday All! I hope y‘all enjoyed your extra hour for the end of Daylight Savings. I managed to get 7 books in, I totally feel that my reading slump is over.

Full my full recap, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/04/weekly-reading-round-up-november-4-2019...

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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What made me pull this was Reese Witherspoon‘s November Book Club pick. I am not even going to mention the book, but I am sure most of you know it. There has been a ton of controversy on with the book she selected and the possibility of plagiarism. I personally decided to read the book that came out first, and I am glad I did.

Please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/03/the-book-woman-of-troublesome-creek-boo...

Readswithcoffee Thanks for the information. I was not aware of the controversy. Just put this one on hold at my library. 1w
LauraBeth @Lauren.archer I just popped in to say I am so troubled about this. Can you imagine if you spent years researching and writing a book on a topic that no one knows about and then a famous author releases a similar book at the same time (bc she was clearly tipped off on your book). The fact that so many bloggers and bookstagrammers are pushing Moyes book - as well as it being a Reese pick - speaks to the power that is Penguin Random House. (edited) 5d
Lauren.Archer @LauraBeth i agree, I think I read somewhere that Penguin Random House might own the publishing house the other book, which is worse IMO, if that is true. 4d
LauraBeth If they are part of the same publishing house it makes me wonder if they are taking lesser-known writers and feeding their content to their big stars. 🤔 4d
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I have decided to read this in lieu of The Giver Of Stars. I just cannot support that book or Reese Witherspoon for selecting that book for her book club selection.

Sace Uh oh. I just chose that as my BOTM selection. What did I miss? 1w
Laughterhp I‘m surprised there isn‘t more talk about this and so many people are still supporting JoJo Moyes book. 1w
dragondrool We just read this for our book club last month and liked it a lot. I agree that Witherspoon should've done her homework before lauding the Moyes book.
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pigeonsandcrows I, too, am curious what's driving your dislike. I know nothing about the book at all but am now very curious. 1w
JamieArc I was surprised to see it as a BOTM choice. 1w
JamieArc @Sace and @pigeonsandcrows There is a lot of compelling evidence of plagiarism by Moyes. If you google it, I‘m sure you‘ll find it. 1w
Sace I looked at the book info for this and found the buzzfeed article. There is compelling evidence so I'm surprised this author's publishers chose not to pursue legal action. 1w
MeganAnn @JamieArc I was also surprised and a little apprehensive seeing it as a BOTM choice. 1w
JamieArc @Sace One of the things I think I read was that their publishers were either the same or linked somehow, and that there is a history of publishers (editors?) using material of lesser known writers for their better selling writers. I wonder if this happened in this case. If so, I would think they would be smarter about it. 1w
Jeg Oh dear. Just read the buzzfeed article. 1w
Sace I wish I had known it was a Reese Witherspoon pick. I would have skipped it for that reason alone. Ah well, it's already being shipped and my dollars are already spent. 🤷‍♀️ 1w
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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By now, most of you heard of this strange quirky book. Jenna Bush Hagar picked this for her November book club book, and this was a BOTM selection for October. I loved Wilson‘s last book A Perfect World, so I knew I was going to read this book eventually. Well, eventually meant right now. I enjoyed every moment of this book.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/03/nothing-to-see-here-kevin-wilson/

Megabooks I enjoyed this too!! 1w
LiteraryinLititz I just finished this one and loved it!! 3d
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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This is how I am spending Sunday Morning.

SilversReviews An enjoyable read. 1w
Reviewsbylola I have this on my TBR. I‘ve heard good things! 1w
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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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This is my first book that I have read by Chamberlain. I have had it on my shelf since it came out last year, but decided to read it, because the Currently Reading podcast is doing a book club for their Patrons. First thought, I am so happy I read this. It was just a lovely story.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/11/02/the-dream-daughter-book-review/

IvoryLunatic I‘m reading another one of her books right now and wow. I‘ll have to read something else by her afterwards. She‘s really drawn me in and I don‘t want to stop reading to do everything else in my life. I just want to keep reading. 1w
Theshadedbuffalo Loved this one! 1w
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I have been hearing about this book for months now, so I gave in and picked up a copy when it came out. I read Bellweather Rhapsody, Racculia‘s previous novel, which feel a little short for me. The premise of this new book sounded really intriguing, but unfortunately this ended up falling a little flat for me also.

For my full review, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/31/tuesday-mooney-talks-to-ghosts-book-rev...

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The Existence of Amy | Lana Grace Riva
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This book is all about Amy, who has a job, some great friends that she meets from her work. She wants a relationship and everything else that appears to be “normal”. What you get is a story about a girl struggling with OCD and Depression. Riva gives a great own voices story about how Amy struggles with practically everything,

For my full review, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/30/the-existence-of-amy-book-review/

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The Twisted Ones | T. Kingfisher
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The creepiness factor of this book is super high. I listened to the audio book version after Liberty Hardy from All the Books recommended it. I listened as I took very early walks in the extreme dark. There was a few moments that I jumped, if that says anything about this book.

For my full review, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/29/the-twisted-ones-book-review/

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Twenty-one Truths About Love is one of the most unique books I have ever read. The entire length of the book is 100% lists. And while you are probably thinking that will never work, it totally did.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/28/twenty-one-truths-about-love-book-revie...

Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin‘s Press for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Cinfhen I read this and LOVED IT TOO❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ (edited) 2w
Alfoster OMG—I laughed out loud during most of this book! Husband gave me the stink eye more than once!❤️ 2w
NeedsMoreBooks I enjoyed this, too ❣️ 2w
BethM So I scrolled too fast and read 21 truths about dicks... 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Crazeedi I am sooooo all about lists! I have them everywhere!! 2w
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How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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October has been a very slow month of reading for me, but I managed to complete 3 books this week.

To see my recap, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/28/weekly-reading-round-up-october-28-2019...

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Next up, trying to get in as many spooky books before the end of the month.

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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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Let me preface that I picked up this book because I was looking for a good horror story this month. This book comes in at just over 700 pages and it totally exceeded my expectations. It was a slow burn of a book but worth all the time it takes to read.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/27/imaginary-friend-book-review/

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I saw this book reviewed in Kirkus magazine and I said this could be such a gem of book. NetGalley was kind enough to make this available to me. Growing up in the 80‘s one of the most iconic images I remember at the library was of David Bowie for the Read campaign. I knew he was reader, but did you know he carried a portable library of 1500 books. That is just astounding.

http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/23/bowies-bookshelf-book-review/

readordierachel Sounds amazing ❤⚡ 3w
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How Could She: A Novel | Lauren Mechling
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Two attempts! The first time was when I took a copy out of the library, the second was on audio book and it did not fare any better. This should be in my wheelhouse. Told from multiple POV‘s from thirty-something women, trying to make in NYC. However, for the entire length of this book all I could think was I am so glad I am not one of these women or associate with one of them.

http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/21/how-could-she-book-review/

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Was able to get a few books in last week, even though I was extremely busy.

For a full recap, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/21/weekly-round-up-october-21-2019/

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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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Need to take a break from my current read to start this one.

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Finally going to start this gem.

TheLudicReader It's so good. 3w
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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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Personally, I am a huge Lisa Jewell fan. I pretty much have read every book that she has written. I was so excited when I received a galley of this book. And while I enjoyed this book, it was definitely not my favorite.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/18/the-family-upstairs-book-review/

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I hate to say this, but I really disliked this book. I felt the writing was just ok and the story extremely predictable. I also have to say I absolutely hated how someone dealing with fibromyalgia and that specific topic perpetuated the romance in this book. I know people who suffer from this, and I just thought that was extremely distasteful.

I know this book is getting a lot of buzz, but this one was not for me at all.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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149 pages in and I just don‘t like this book. I got this because of all the hype, but I just don‘t like fantasy.

DGRachel I really struggle with Bardugo‘s style, which makes me sad because so many people love her, but I‘ve tried two of her books and barely got through one on audio and bailed on the second. I‘ve just had to accept she doesn‘t work for me and just be happy for others that love her work while reading other authors that are better fits. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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I was really excited when I saw that this was a retelling of Cinderella, however, I had major difficulty seeing parallels. With all that being said there are a lot of things that this author does that makes this book totally stand on it‘s own merit.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/14/glass-slippers-ever-after-and-me-book-r...

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Not much time to read this week, but got two books in which I both really enjoyed.

For my full round-up please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/14/weekly-reading-round-up-october-14-2019...

Lcsmcat Both on my TBR! Glad to hear you liked them. 1mo
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This is not usually my jam, but I have been hearing so much hype on this one, it is actually making me want to read this.

Alora I feel the same way! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Me three! 1mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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This might be Ann Patchett‘s best book. This was an utter masterpiece. This is literary fiction to it‘s core as I would say a house is the main character of this book

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/13/the-dutch-house-book-review/

Anna40 The waiting list for this book at my library is about 80 or more people! Ridiculously long wait. I might buy it. Have only heard good things about Dutch House 1mo
SamAnne Can‘t wait to read. Love Patchett but didn‘t think Commonweath measured up to Bel Canto or State of Wonder. At least for me. 1mo
Crazeedi Cant wait! Have a hold for this!! 1mo
Crazeedi Following your blog!! 1mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I am so excited to start this book.

Rissreads I'm looking forward to see what you think. 1mo
readordierachel Striking cover! 1mo
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Review: I am not even sure how I missed this book. I have read other books from Charlie Lovett and just loved them. This was no different. I love how Lovett writes a great bookish mystery. This has all the elements, love, mystery, murder and everything in between.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/09/the-bookmans-tale-book-review/

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Olive, Again | Elizabeth Strout
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Not a big reading week, but was able to get a few things in.

Check out my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/07/weekly-reading-round-up-october-7-2019/

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Next read for #MMDBookClub.

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Mehso-so

Another underwhelming book. It felt like this author was trying to emulate Sophie Kinsella, just not as well.

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The fist book was cute, looking forward to this one.

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
Mehso-so

This was just ok, and left me underwhelmed.

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The Nanny | Gilly Macmillan
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Just got back from a week long business trip. Very little reading was done. Going to try and get back into it.

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Olive, Again | Elizabeth Strout
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Let me start off by saying that I utterly adored Olive Kitteridge. Strout gave us this wry female heroin that I could not get enough of. Olive is back, she is older and even more crabby than before.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/10/03/olive-again-book-review/

Thank you NetGalley and Random House for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

CarolynM Looking forward to this one 🙂 1mo
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Degrees of Difficulty | Julie E Justice
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Great week of reading!

To see my full recap, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/30/weekly-reading-round-up-september-30-20...

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The Body Lies | Jo Baker
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Mehso-so

I wanted so much more out of this book, but unfortunately it just fell in that meh category.

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The Body Lies | Jo Baker
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This sounds so good.

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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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This was a cute rom-com that basically takes on the entire genre. I totally see this a future Hallmark Movie...lol

cherinium Funny, I just described a book as a hallmark movie in my review as well. I'm sensing a theme. 😇 1mo
Jen_Reads I‘ve had my eye on this one for so long! 1mo
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Finally getting around to reading this.

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This is the second Riley Sager book that I have read and this one felt a bit tired. At first I thought it had a Rosemary‘s Baby vibe, but it fell flat.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/27/lock-every-door-book-review/

Hooked_on_books It seems like so many people love him. I love thrillers, but I‘m not a fan of his. 1mo
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I am going to start by saying that this should be mandatory reading for everyone, especially students, teachers, coaches and public servants. Second, if you are going to read this, please use the Audiobook medium. It is extremely well produced and is well worth the listen.

For my full review, please visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/27/talking-to-strangers-book-review/

Blaire Great! Always on the lookout for audiobooks 1mo
andrew61 I love revisionist history so I'll definitely look out for this one, i have just finished the third series and wonder and episode is fascinating. 1mo
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Degrees of Difficulty | Julie E Justice
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This is simply beautiful story that will break your heart. This emotional rollercoaster is well worth the read. I look forward to seeing what else this debut author writes.

For my full review, visit my blog at: http://obsessedbookaholic.com/2019/09/26/degrees-of-difficulty-book-review/

Thank you NetGalley and Fomite for an Advanced Reader‘s Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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