Orange Is the New Black

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on January 12, 2015. Like much of the country, I recently found myself sucked into the Netflix series Orange is the New Black.  It ended up being one of those series that my husband and I binge-watched and really enjoyed.  After we finished the second […]

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The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on December 9, 2014. James Dashner’s The Maze Runner is the first book in the Maze Runner series.  It is one of those books that has been hanging out on my “to-read” list for a long time.  The movie is currently in theaters and I have […]

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The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on November 12, 2014. Jodi and Todd have been a couple for more than twenty years.  They have created a beautiful life together full of luxuries.  Todd isn’t satisfied though and begins to stray.  Jodi, aware of Todd’s affairs, remains silent and allows him […]

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This Is Where I Leave You

This Is Where I Leave You

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on November 20, 2014. Judd Foxman’s wife is sleeping with his boss and his dad just died.  Judd, stressed and beaten down, returns to his childhood home to mourn his father with his two brothers, his sister, and mother.  The siblings are shocked to […]

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Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on October 27, 2014. Gillian Flynn is known for writing the hit novel Gone Girl but she actually has several other books that are just as dark and enthralling.  Sharp Objects is one of those novels.  This novel follows reporter Camille Preaker as she travels […]

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Every Day

Every Day

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on September 24, 2014. Every Day by David Levithan follows A, a being that inhabits bodies. Every day A wakes up in a new body and becomes part of someone else’s life. There is no family, no friends, and no routine for A. And […]

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2017 Reading List

Making Plans and Setting Goals I am obsessed with setting goals.  Always have been.  So every year I make a New Year’s resolution to read a certain number of books.  I set my yearly reading goal in January and track it throughout the year.  I typically aim to read a book a week so I […]

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Reconstructing Amelia

Reconstructing Amelia

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on September 13, 2014. When fifteen year old Amelia Baron dies after falling from the roof of her prestigious Brooklyn private school, everyone assumes it is a suicide.  Just a few weeks after her death, her mother, Kate, receives an anonymous text message suggesting […]

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I Am The Messenger

I Am The Messenger

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on September 5, 2014. Ed Kennedy is an underage cab driver who doesn’t have a whole lot going for him.  He is in love with his best friend, Audrey, but she doesn’t seem to feel the same way.  His mother can’t stand him and […]

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Where She Went

Where She Went

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on August 22, 2014. Where She Went is the sequel to Gayle Forman’s If I Stay.  I mentioned in my review of If I Stay, which you can find here, that I felt as though the ending was a bit abrupt and I would like some more […]

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