We Have Always Lived In The Castle Review

“We Have Always Lived in the Castle” by Shirley Jackson Merricat Blackwood lives on the family estate with her sister Constance and her uncle Julian. Not long ago there were seven Blackwoods—until a fatal dose of arsenic found its way into the sugar bowl one terrible night. Acquitted of the murders, Constance has returned home, …

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We Can Swallow Our Fear Or Let Our Fear Swallow Us – Imaginary Friend Review

“Imaginary Friend” by Stephen Chbosky Imagine... Leaving your house in the middle of the night. Knowing your mother is doing her best, but she's just as scared as you. Imagine... Starting a new school, making friends. Seeing how happy it makes your mother. Hearing a voice, calling out to you. Imagine... Following the signs, into …

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Don’t Let Fiction Tell You What To Do – Shrill Review

“Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman” by Lindy West Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible--like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you--writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood in which she …

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Someone Once Told Me Love Isn’t Perfect Or Predictable – Meant To Be Review

"Meant to Be" by Lauren Morrill Uptight high school student Julia may be accident prone, but she's the queen of following rules and being prepared. Julia also believes in fate and that her childhood crush is her MTB – meant-to-be. But on a school trip to London, Julia is partnered with annoying, rule-breaking Jason and …

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Don’t Let Your Heart Be A Casualty Of Your Head – Nine Perfect Strangers Review

“Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten …

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A True Predator Sometimes Kills Even When It Isn’t Hungry – The Chain Review

“The Chain” by Adrian McKinty You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and the stranger explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child …

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