Category Archives: contemporary fiction

Book Review: Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstrom

Title: Steal the North Author: Heather Brittain Bergstrom Genre: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Viking Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 315 First line: Until the summer I was sixteen and … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

Title: State of Wonder Author: Ann Patchett Genre: Contemporary fiction, literary fiction Publisher: Harper Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library Number of pages: 353 First line: The news of Anders Eckman’s death came … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan; One Hundred Names by Cecilia Ahern; and The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Title: Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares Author: Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: Ember Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: 260 First line: Imagine this: … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry; We Live in Water by Jess Walter; When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert

Title: The Templar Legacy Author: Steve Berry Genre: Thriller Publisher: Books on Tape Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Paul Michael Audiobook length: 15 hours and 44 minutes First line: Jacques de … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Sold by Patricia McCormick; The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater; The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier

Title: Sold Author: Patricia McCormick Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: Tantor Audio Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Free download from Sync Audiobook reader: Justine Eyre Audiobook length: 3 hours and 44 minutes First line: One more rainy season … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

Title: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Author: Mark Haddon Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Doubleday Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from the public library Number of pages: 226 pages First line: It was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Eleanor and Park Author: Rainbow Rowell Genre: YA contemporary fiction Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffith Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library Number of pages: 325 First line: He’d stopped trying to bring her … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley

Title: The Deepest Secret Author: Carla Buckley Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Bantam Books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher Number of pages: 448 First line: Birthdays are supposed to be happy occasions, so Eve plans … Continue reading

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