The Girl On The Train

The Girl on the Train

This book review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on April 28, 2015. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins has been on several bestsellers lists for quite a while.  I’ve seen other avid readers raving about it and comparing it to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.  I finally decided that I needed to […]

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Station Eleven

Station Eleven

This review was originally published on The Wordy Nerd Books on March 14, 2015. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel follows a group of actors and musicians in a post-apocalyptic world who are trying to preserve the arts.  It all begins when a highly contagious, airborne virus sweeps across the world.  In a matter of […]

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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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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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If I Stay

If I Stay

This book review was originally posted on The Wordy Nerd Books on August 10, 2014. Mia is a seventeen year old musician with her whole life ahead of her.  She has just auditioned for a place at Juilliard.  Everything seems to be falling into place for Mia until one February morning when her entire family […]

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