Category Archives: 2021

Apples Never Fall, by Liane Moriarty (audio)

After a cryptic and inexplicable text to her four grown children, Joy Delaney disappears on Valentine’s Day. A missing person’s report is filed. Her husband, Stan, is looking mighty suspicious. The police are searching for a young woman named Savannah … Continue reading

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The Cousins, by Karen McManus

Twenty-five years ago, the Story children were suddenly cut from the family with a cryptic note from their mother: You know what you did. Except they don’t, or at least they claim that they don’t. Now, another inexplicable letter from … Continue reading

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Any Sign of Life, by Rae Carson

Paige is one of the first to succumb to a deadly wave of flu. She falls into an addled sleep, only to wake up six days later to an entirely different world. She’s malnourished and dehydrated, none of the utilities … Continue reading

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It Could Be Worse, by Beth Probst

Subtitled: A Girlfriend’s Guide for Runners Who Detest Running The title and subtitle basically describe the book. Beth Probst is a larger-bodied person who took up running as a kind of personal challenge, and uses every kind of running incentive … Continue reading

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One Great Lie, by Deb Caletti

Charlotte has won the scholarship of her dreams, to spend her summer in Venice with a writer’s group under the tutelage of one of her favorite authors, Luca Bruni. Things are more complicated than they first appear when she arrives, … Continue reading

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Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, by Ben Montgomery (audio)

Emma Gatewood through-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1955, at the age of 67. She was a robust woman who trained by walking ten miles a day for months leading up to the hike, and who knew how to survive on … Continue reading

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It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story, by Lauren Morrill

Ever since Beck was born – in the bathroom of a local pizza joint – her life has been defined by that moment. She’s the Bathroom Baby or the Pizza Princess, with free pizza for life, a yearly birthday party … Continue reading

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The Original (audio)

by Brandon Sanderson and Mary Robinette Kowal Holly wakes up in the hospital, confused and disoriented. She demands to know what happened to her, and suspects that she has died and been replicated. Except, she has no memory of the … Continue reading

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The Woods are Always Watching, by Stephanie Perkins

Best friends Neena and Josie are about to be separated for college. As a last hurrah – and attempt to cement their friendship – they decide to go backpacking and camping for three days in the Appalachian Mountains. Of course, … Continue reading

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The Postscript Murders, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

From GoodReads: The death of a ninety-year-old woman with a heart condition should not be suspicious. Detective Sergeant Harbinder Kaur certainly sees nothing out of the ordinary when Peggy’s caretaker, Natalka, begins to recount Peggy Smith’s passing. But Natalka had … Continue reading

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